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Labels for quilts-- embroider or print???

Old 06-04-2017, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by cindi View Post
I used to make all my labels with Bubble Jet Set. But I've found that, over time, the print washes away. So I'd suggest passing on Bubble Jet Set.
Thanks for the info, cindi.
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Old 06-04-2017, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by lindaschipper View Post
I don't understand why you would want your name, address, phone number and e-mail address on on quilt label if you hare giving the quilt as a present. Did I miss something??
i wondered the same question. I would never share personal info like that on a quilt label...if it's in hope of getting orders, I would attach a stringed tag or include my card.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:04 PM
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I have done both, but after I got an embroidery machine I use it only. I like that better, but my labels are at the smallest 4x6. They will last longer than the computer printed ones. I could also use my Janome 6600 fonts but I've never been that pleased with them. All personal preferences.
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Old 06-04-2017, 08:26 PM
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Well just like someone just lost a box of quilts in Montana. Found alongside the road
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:17 AM
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How many labels do you make for a year? Would it be more practical to find someone with an embroidery machine and hire out?
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:58 AM
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Originally Posted by mermaid View Post
i wondered the same question. I would never share personal info like that on a quilt label...if it's in hope of getting orders, I would attach a stringed tag or include my card.

For quilts that get get shipped to galleries and shows--- started doing that after some items were lost in shipping
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
I've been using an embroidery machine to embroider right onto the quilt backing, before it is sandwiched and quilted. Machine quilting goes right over the embroidery like it's not there. No label for a thief to pick off.
LOVE this suggestion!!!!
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:38 AM
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If I'm making a wall hanging I print the label, probably not too much washing, but a larger quilt that I expect to be washed I use my embroidery machine. I know it will hold up better
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:23 AM
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I use the Bubble Jet method or the fonts on my machine unless it's for a special quilt then I get our member sewnsewer2 to make them for me. She does an amazing label!
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:29 AM
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I have a Janome 350E embroidery machine, but the built-in lettering is bigger than I want for a quilt label. I use my Digitizer software to create the label, so I can make it any size I want. (Of course, the software was pricey.) It would probably be cheaper, in the long run, to have someone make the label for you.
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