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Old 07-02-2017, 09:52 AM
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I need to put a label on a couple of quilts that I did. I never have done a label before. I don't have a computer or printer either ( a bummer). But I went and bought a book "Quilt Labels 2 by Debera Koontz &Brooke Smith". It has traceable ones and transfers, but you can also color them in.
What kind of pens would you use to color them in and also to write your info on it to where it won't run or wash out and fade. What brand of pens has anyone used and was satisfied with their outcome?
I have never even transfered anything onto fabric before either so yes I need your suggestions and help Please.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:58 AM
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Do all the writing on the label before you attach it, in case you mess up. I use a fine black micron pen. The trick is to write slowly, so as to the let the ink fill the space rather than writing at usual speed (in which case you'd have to trace over the lines, and sometimes that results in inaccuracy or lack of neatness).
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Old 07-02-2017, 10:28 AM
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I had two by Dritz but many quilts used them up. I recently bought two that say Micron 02. One black and the other blue. I have yet to use them for labels, but I have been making snowman faces and they write nicely.
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:13 AM
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I use these. They come in fine tipped and are permanent https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&ke...m44lqv69_e_p19
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:39 PM
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I use Micron Pigma pens .05 size, not too scratchy when writing. I've done many signed blocks swaps and i always heat set them even though it says not necessary.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:08 AM
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I use Pentel Fabric Gel Pen. The ink does not fade . Tip: put your fabric over lined notebook paper so your writing will be straight. I write my label with a black Sharpie on notebook paper first then put my label over that and follow the writing.

Interesting new idea I saw. The backing of a quilt was label fabrics. This was for a wedding so everyone had a label to write in for the couple. I thought it was a great idea for any type of signature quilt.

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Old 07-03-2017, 05:33 AM
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I like micron pens for writing. Fine point. If you want color, use Crayola crayons. You need to heat set with iron. If the color needs to be darker/brighter, just color over the colors and re-heat set. Good luck with your labels. All quilts deserve a label!!
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:24 AM
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I have some labels that you color in and I used fabric markers they worked very well. No one ever said anything about problems after they washed either. I used to use them a lot, now mostly out of laziness I use printer fabric.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:36 PM
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now mostly out of laziness
LOL. I'm lazier. I write my name and date on the binding on the back side of the quilt. I always use binding black ink will show on. I do this for all my every day quilts. The special one for gifts and such I make a label.
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Old 07-04-2017, 03:23 AM
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Lazy Label made using the selvage and words taken from my Halloween panel

The post above shows a fast easy label idea. I also use micron pigma pens.
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