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    Super Member Normabeth's Avatar
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    How do you make a quilt label? Are they made as an embroidery applique?
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    I handwrite mine on muslin, turn the edges under and blanket stitch it to the quilt with pearl embroidery cotton. An embroidered one would be very nice, but I don't have the right machine for that.

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    I design mine in word, then print it out on muslin backed with freezer paper with my laser printer

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    I am so glad you asked this question and so glad for the answers!

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    I embroider mine right on the backing before I put it together

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    This is how I do mine...
    Just the top, bottom and sides of the middle part gets sewn on to the quilt so it always opens like a little envelope.
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    I design mine in MS Publisher and print on bleached muslin/freezer paper, then slip stitch it to the back of the quilt. I also print and attach a label for my longarmer.


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    I usually do this and sometimes put a picture with it, just depends on who it's for and how tired I am . . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by rusty quilter
    I design mine in word, then print it out on muslin backed with freezer paper with my laser printer

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    What a great idea. I'll have to try that and see if I can get it positioned right. Do you put it any place special - one corner?
    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    I embroider mine right on the backing before I put it together

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    I have some iron-on (June Taylor, I think) material that I run through my printer after designing a label in word.

    But I am waiting on an embroidery machine to be delivered (ordered it today!) so may try that next time!

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    I contact sewnsew2 and she makes beautiful embroidered labels for me. She sent me 6 last week and they are all awesome :thumbup:

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    I made a Word document or Powerpoint slide and print it out on Printed Treasures. I make sure the label has all the data, name of my quilt, may name (including my maiden name), date, who it was for, etc, and a place for me to sign it in Pigma pen.

    I want my signature on all my quilts. Today I only sign birthday cards, Christmas cards, and checks. And lots of people don't even sign those things! In 100 years there will be no handwriting. Some schools aren't even teaching cursive now. I just think that maybe someone inheriting my quilts will get a kick out of seeing human handwriting from 2011.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewobsessed1
    This is how I do mine...
    Just the top, bottom and sides of the middle part gets sewn on to the quilt so it always opens like a little envelope.
    an unusual but very nice way. keeps the info private. and you could even put a special item inside. I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1943
    I usually do this and sometimes put a picture with it, just depends on who it's for and how tired I am . . . .
    Quote Originally Posted by rusty quilter
    I design mine in word, then print it out on muslin backed with freezer paper with my laser printer
    That is what I do, but lately I have been taking that label and machine sewing borders on it (about an inch width all around finished) using fabric from the front. Then I slip stitch it on. It is easier to sew the regular fabric than the printed fabric by hand and it gives it a nice frame.

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    I use my embroidery machine and put on a design and the information with that then I sew it to the back.

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    There are 2 or 3 people on the board that offer to embroider them for sale, too. I have ordered some from online (with cats or other things on them) that I will hand write with a permanent Pigma Micron pen. (for fabric and other things, acid free)

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    I'll have to try this and see if I can get the positioning right.
    Quote Originally Posted by hobbykat1955
    I embroider mine right on the backing before I put it together

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    Thank you for asking this question.
    I got a lot of information from the answers.

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    I tend to scan in a part of the material into the label and then paste it into a Word document. When i like it I print it out.

    I am going to try some rotary perse with a flowered fabric I have in one of my quilts.

    You can also do a Search on the QB and find a lot of ways to do labels.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normabeth
    How do you make a quilt label? Are they made as an embroidery applique?
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    NormaBeth
    I either use an iron-on transfer, colour it, heat set it and sew it on the lower right corner, or I scan a photo to my computer and print it on fabric printer sheets and sew it to the lower right corner. I also have just written on plain muslin, but, regardless of the method, I name the quilt, date it, who it was made for and my name.
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    If you can copy this link and paste it to your browser, there is a youtube demo on how to make them. I hope it works!




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mH2R2dVQxc

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    I print mine on a piece of the fabric or something coordinating with the quilt, which is plain enough to read the wording. I use my ink jet printer. Some time ago, I bought some laminating sheets. These sheets are on a plain backing and are sticky on one side. I peel off the plain backing a put my fabric (cut to 8 1/2 x 11) on the sticky side and it goes through my printer very nicely. I can then remove the fabric, cut it to size and applique it onto the back of the quilt.

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    I design and print mine on freezer backed cloth from C. Jenkins Co. and then applique to the back.
    I usually make 2 labels, the other is my name, dates and location.
    I found Printed Treasures hard to needle
    http://www.cjenkinscompany.com sells a new product that's soft, almost like Lawn cotton.
    Click Miracle fabric sheets on the left side and scroll down. I buy the slightly irregular 20 for $12.95 (on sale right now, usually $16.95)
    You can order regular sheets if you prefer for more $.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewobsessed1
    This is how I do mine...
    Just the top, bottom and sides of the middle part gets sewn on to the quilt so it always opens like a little envelope.
    This idea is way cute! Now if I just remember it! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rusty quilter
    I design mine in word, then print it out on muslin backed with freezer paper with my laser printer
    Does this make a permanent label and will not wash out, or is there another step to preserve the print on the label?

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