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Thread: Labels for my/our work

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    Super Member dotcomdtcm's Avatar
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    Now that I have become such a constant quilter, I wonder about adding labels. Surely, many of you can advise me. If anyone makes them to sell, you've got a customer! Dotty

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    I have not made any to sell, but I am thinking that you could probably find some to print out somewhere on line.

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    I usually make mine with my embroidery machine. As a matter of fact, one is stitching while I'm check the board. You can google "quilt labels" and find several sites where you can print labels. If you use specially treated fabric, they last for a long time. That's the way I made mine before I got my embroidery machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    Now that I have become such a constant quilter, I wonder about adding labels. Surely, many of you can advise me. If anyone makes them to sell, you've got a customer! Dotty
    Hello there!! :D Happy Mother's Day!! :D Several ladies on this Quilting Board make quilt label's to sell. I buy all of mine from sewnsewer2. Her work is really nice!!
    :D :D :D :D

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    of course, thanks

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    ok

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    love to see some pictures of your embroidery labels!

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    I make mine on my embroidery machine. I'm still learning how to use it.

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    Sometimes you can buy labels at JoAnns or Hancock's by the yard, then either embroider or write with a permanent pen(can't remember the brand), and then just attach it. That's what I do and when I find the fabric labels, I buy about a yard or two and that sets me up for quite a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    love to see some pictures of your embroidery labels!
    Here's a couple I found on my computer that I have done. The first I made for a quilt made by a friend for a friend who was undergoing cancer treatment.

    The second label is what is on the quilt which is my avatar.

    You can do all kinds of things with them.

    Cancer Quilt Label
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    Stars at Sea Label
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    Quilts take time to create and finish. It is important to take time on the label. Make the label big and make it a part of the backing. The information should include your name and the date of completion. It is also nice to put the recipients name if appropriate. Quilters touch future generations through their quilts. I have a quilt made by grandmother and her sisters circa 1900. Looking at it makes be feel connected to those women.

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    I print them out on my jet printer. I choose the art I want, insert into my word processing program, type in all the info I want to include. Then I iron a piece of good muslin or light fabric color of choice to a sheet of 8.5 x 11 paper; trim the leading edge for perfection. Then I just print out what I need! I use black, as color washes out. Cut the label to the size I need, leaving at least 1" all around the print and graphics. Let it sit a short time. Iron. Wash in cold water. Iron. Wash in hot water with a dot of soap. Iron. Ink still all there? Good. Stitch to back of quilt with 1/4 - 1/2" seam allowance turned under. If I want color in the art, I use perma-pens

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    I just used printing fabric in my printer and now it won't print. Did this ever happen to you?. The printer says there is a jam. I checked all visibe surfaces for stray threads, etc. Blew some air in there. Still won't work! Seeking help but afraid to print labels, once this is fixed. I used Printed Treasures fabric/paper & the pictures came out really well.

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    Nope, never had a problem printing on fabric. Sorry I can't be of any help with this one. Someone should be along shortly who will have suggestions.

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    sewnsewer2 please tell me about your quilt labels.

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    Sorry I didn't answer, I just now saw this post.

    I machine embroider the labels. You can choose you color of fabric (if I have it on hand) the color of thread and what you want it to say. I can also add a design to it.

    To order, just PM me and I will give you my email addy to show you samples.

    I charge $3 per label, (no S&H, that's my gift to you for ordering).

    I have several regulars on this forum I make labels for.
    The labels will have to be hand sewn to the quilt you or you can use a fusible, as they are stitched on fabric.

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    I had the same problem with my printer,you may need to adjust the paper thickness to account for the muslin attached to your paper.

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    I just discovered printing a label on my printer this morning and it looks better than I expected.

    I used washed and ironed yellow fake tie dye, cut a 7.5" square, scotch taped it to a piece of regular printer paper put it face down in the printer and let it go.

    I'm amazed it didn't complain about the fat paper, grab the scotch tape and wind it up around most important and hardest to repair part of the innards of the printer or just make the darned thing pop off the desk.

    I put it in hot water for half an hour and for a toddler's quilt this is wonderful.

    But next time I'll going to ask for a "real" label from sewnsewer2 who makes them.

    Jois

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