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Thread: Quilt Labels

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    Jan 2010

    Quilt Labels

    I seem to have a hard time figuring out how to make a nice looking quilt label. Every time I try to write on fabric, my writing or printing is uneven and just not attractive. I generally have pretty good writing and printing, but as soon as I try to do it on fabric it just looks messy. Any good suggestions?

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    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
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    I had problems with that too!

    Many will tell you to iron your fabric onto freezer paper.
    I did, yet found it still shifted and was not easy to work with.

    I solved the problem by spray basting the fabric to a piece of paper.
    If you are working with a light fabric, you might even be able to see lined paper thru the fabric.
    Once done, remove the paper!
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
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    Try using fine grit sandpaper. I place my label on the sandpaper to write on it. You can also use a Sharpie to draw lines on the sandpaper so your lines will always be straight and evenly spaced.

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    Super Member DOTTYMO's Avatar
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    Do you have any letters on the sewing machine you could use. Use the computer to design the label and print off then embroider over the lines onto. Fabric.
    Spray baste the fabric onto QUilt. If you use 505 or elmers school glue not a lot just pin head drops. Look in the tutorials for basting a quilt. It will disappear first time washed.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
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    When I am going to hand write a label, I usually practice on a true to size piece of paper until I get the spacing and lettering right first. It made a big difference for me. I also angle my letters as straight up and down as I can get them, so it is easier to read.

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    don't write to big,
    use an erasable pen todo your lines
    then erase when you're done.
    I had to go to drafting school to learn how to letter properly,
    I find if I don't go large keep letters 1/4" to 3/8" I do better

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