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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I have Sewnsewer2 here on QB make mine!!! Embroidered and fair price!
    She makes mine now too.
    Wonderful labels, inexpensive and she's a joy to deal with.

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    How do I see the labels that Sewnsewer2 makes?
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    She'll e-mail you examples if you ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillclock View Post
    i cross stitch them.

    quilts usually find their names as i go along, so i use that, my name, completion date and sometimes something else; a picture or something cute.

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    I am in the process of finishing my first ever "real" quilt and I would like to cross stich the label... where can I see some labels that were done that way...??? I have been browsing the web, the board, the cross stich sites etc... but I am lost... loll

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    I use my digitizing program for my embroidery machine and design my own, then embroider them on material. Have done a few for members on this board.

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    I bought two sets of PPing patterns for labels from Connecting Threads. Each set has 6 different patterns. I take them to Staples and have them enlarged for my bigger quilts or reduced if I have something that requires a very small label.
    You have got to enjoy PPing but they really turn out nicely and are quite unlike any of the other labels I have used.

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    I use Microsoft Publisher. I typically make them 2"x4". Print them on Printed Treasures fabric. I have tried other types of printer fabric, but they faded badly when washed. Printed Treasures seems to be the best. I bought a book of labels, scanned them, colored them in PhotoSuite. I add name of the quilt pattern, for whom (if there is a specific recipient), my name, where I live (city and state), date (month and year) and a graphic that compliments the quilt top. Two sides are stitched into the border and the other two are hand stitched (that way I only need to sew down 2 sides - I hate hand stitching). I've attached a couple of labels that I have done. These two labels were made for quilts that my niece made. The rubber ducky was scanned from the fabric, tweaked and saved as a jpg. The larger one was scanned from the label book and colored in PhotoSuite.
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    Dolly in MI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drue View Post
    I use my HV,SE...and embroider them and make them like "patches" and then hand stitch them on.
    Stupid question, but what is HV, SE?
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    There are books with different labels you can iron on and embroider over. That's what I do. I'm afraid over time the pens and printer ink will fade. I actually like hand work!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    I usually design the label in EQ7 and then print it onto fabric. With EQ it's easy to print blocks on the label (as a border usually) that match the blocks on the quilt. I can also download photos into the label, so it's very personalized.

    Becca - using the printer to print on fabric doesn't give you a papery label at all.
    I'd love to know what you do with your fabric to prepare it for printing on.

    I create my label design in Photoshop, print it on paper, trace it onto a piece of fabric, hand embroider over the printing, then blanket stitch it onto the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anita211 View Post
    I write directly on the backing with a pigma pen. I heard a woman on a bus telling somebody that she had been given a quilt and that she took off the quilt label. She saved the name of the quilt... and then put her own name on it! How crappy is that? I used to cross stitch them, or occasionally write the information neatly on a scrap and then put it on the back. Most of my quilts go to family members, so I am not worried about having anybody take the labels off, but...

    AHA!! This is exactly the reason I like to put my labels on and then quilt over them! No one can clip the threads and remove w/o messing up the quilting.

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    Leisure Arts has a book of labels that you iron on, use muslin or a nice piece of neutral scrap material. Then I use a Sharpie to personalize it, use bias tape to create a frame and sew it on my quilt. So far this has served me well. Also have printed labels on muslin or poplin and that gives a beautiful label also.
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    http://www.junetailor.com/Creativity...uiltLabels.htm I've used these - enter the info then print.

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    I use my Hallmark program sometimes and I use a photo editing program I have that makes labels...then I print them on the photo fabric. I use an Epson printer that seems to be ok for it. I hear that the ink makes the difference. I usually make 2" x 4" labels, but you can make any size you want.

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    Create your label in your word processor. Then get some fabric meant to be used with inkjet printers and print your label on this. You can also create your own fabric by using BubbleJetSet or similar product, then ironing the fabric onto freezer paper before putting it in your printer. I haven't tried this myself, but it works for others.
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    Just made my first label with my new embroidery machine. I usually have used Printed Treasures and made my labels in my Microsoft Home Publishing. However, I think the embroidery will be so much more permanent.

    I may have mentioned this before, but I made a quilt for my grandbaby a couple of years ago. They were bringing it when they flew from Washington state to Dallas. When they got off the plane, they accidentally left the quilt. The airline personnel read the label and CALLED ME!! I was able to get a call to them before they got out of the airport and they went back and picked it up. Labels are important! (I had my name, city and state on it.)

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    I make my quilt labels, usually from muslin, so I will have as much room as I want to write the history of the quilt.
    Information included is the name of maker, quilter, place, and date as well as the origin of the fabric, pattern, reason (if anything special) for making the quilt and intended recipient. I write this in my own hand with a fabric pen or with a fine point permanent Sharpie. I do this because reading my mother's recipes written in her hand makes them so much more personal than reading them in printed form straight from the computer. froggyintexas

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgramm View Post
    How do you all make quilt labels for your quilts? I use a Mac computer. I have a really old HP quilt label program but it is not supported by Apple. I haven't been able to find a newer one that works with apple. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks Pati

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    Great labels Dolly!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dollyo View Post
    I use Microsoft Publisher. I typically make them 2"x4". Print them on Printed Treasures fabric. I have tried other types of printer fabric, but they faded badly when washed. Printed Treasures seems to be the best. I bought a book of labels, scanned them, colored them in PhotoSuite. I add name of the quilt pattern, for whom (if there is a specific recipient), my name, where I live (city and state), date (month and year) and a graphic that compliments the quilt top. Two sides are stitched into the border and the other two are hand stitched (that way I only need to sew down 2 sides - I hate hand stitching). I've attached a couple of labels that I have done. These two labels were made for quilts that my niece made. The rubber ducky was scanned from the fabric, tweaked and saved as a jpg. The larger one was scanned from the label book and colored in PhotoSuite.
    Name:  Krissy's Rubber Ducky Label.jpg
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Size:  53.1 KB Name:  Krissy-MacKenze Quilt.JPG
Views: 552
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    Dolly in MI

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    I simply make mine on Microsoft Office. You can copy a fabric with your camera, or put in a color. I put copier fabric in my printer and hit "print". Good to go.

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    I don't know if the other printer brands are as good at supporting printing on Fabric as HP -- the last Epson I tried was years ago and I took it back because it did not work.

    If your sewing machine can embroider letters (a lot of them can now), then put a piece of stabilizer behind the fabric (to prevent puckers) and make your label. I made a bunch with my old Janome 6500 for DD because she wanted them embroidered (I print mine off in Word with my picture and the picture of who I am giving it to). I gave DD the 6500 and now she embroiders her own. It is not as easy with a normal machine as with an embroidery machine, but it works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgramm View Post
    How do you all make quilt labels for your quilts? I use a Mac computer. I have a really old HP quilt label program but it is not supported by Apple. I haven't been able to find a newer one that works with apple. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks Pati
    I print out what words I want on the label on paper using the computer. I use a piece of fabric from the quilt for the label. The fabric is placed over the paper and I use my light box to write the words. I use pigma pens - they work great and don't wash out.
    Fabrics are like chocolate, I can never get enough!

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    I embroidery mine. Bought a sewing machine with that capability just for that purpose.
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    I embroider mine on my Janome 10001.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltgramm View Post
    How do you all make quilt labels for your quilts? I use a Mac computer. I have a really old HP quilt label program but it is not supported by Apple. I haven't been able to find a newer one that works with apple. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks Pati
    I do them on my emboridery machine that way they last for ever(or at least as long as the quilt) I have order a designed one from threadarts, that I can down load to the machine, will be easier than doing one or two words at a time.
    Freedom is costly and quilting keeps us busy...

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    I love Sewnsewer2's work as well--she is so accomodating and will present not just 4 ideas--but sometimes, I have asked her for 10 variations! Her work is phenomenal--to the point where people ask me more about the label than the quilt itself. I suggest going that route.

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