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Monday, February 20, 2012

Labels and binding......

This photo shows the label fabric drying on the counter.  This brand says to hold it under running water for 1-2 minutes and then lay flat to dry for colorfastness and excess ink being rinsed away.  I designed these labels in Word instead of the label program and was able to get 6 on one piece of fabric.
Then I used 2 of the labels and finished the binding on both of these small crooked cobblestone quilts.  I will take their official portraits today.  I didn't want to take my blocks off the design wall last night so I could use the wall for photography.

14 comments:

Jackie said...

Great way to do your labels!! I might just steal that idea!

Debbie said...

You're so darn organized, Wanda, making all those labels! What fabric products do you use for your labels?

Donna said...

I just love your cobblestone quilts. I have one on my "to make" list now! I've used Word to make labels before and find it works well.

*karendianne. said...

Wow! ...love those little quilts and I had no idea you did your labels thru the printer. I think I might be interested in that. You just print it out on the fabric, eh? Like with freezer paper like I do with inklingo? Interested in this...

BTW, I think we have the same sewing machine. In that a 1472? It looks suspiciously like a Pfaff 1472. I so love mine. It was passed onto me from Daphanie.

HollyM said...

What a great idea to add the picture to the label.

Diane said...

I love your label idea too-I use the printer but never have a picture of the quilt itself on the label-like it.

Mary said...

Like Debbie, I am also curious as to which label product you prefer. I also like the idea of putting a picture of the top on the label.

Gene Black said...

Okay, you are going to have to do a post on printing quilt labels and tell us which products you have used and love.

Quiltdivajulie said...

. . . and how you affix the label to the quilt (and whether you have a standard location for the label) . . .

I have created mine in Word then printed on freezer backed paper and/or Printed Treasures. Some were hand stitched to a quilt back, but now the hand stitching is pretty painful. I'm not sure which of the fusibles is the best for long term use... so I'm open to new methods and ideas.

karenfae said...

very pretty!
Karen

Anonymous said...

I didn't know there was "label fabric". Thanks Again Wanda.

I like the way you displayed your 2 crooked cobblestones. Even if we couldn't see the bottom one .
And knowing you will hang and post them in a day or two.

J~MT

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I've created mine in Word (or WordPerfect - I have both programs) then printed them on freezer paper-backed fabric. But then I have to spray with a fixative if the quilt is to be washed, to prevent fading. Is the fabric a PFD fabric?

Lynne said...

Great idea for the labels.

Lynne said...

Great idea for the labels.