|Label in progress (straight out of the hoop, which is why it's so wrinkled). |
Embroidered labels are nice!
The best way I've found is to embroider the info on. I know it won't fade away and it looks kind of cool. It takes longer, however, and if you want to put a lot of info on the label, it could take forever! Another thing I've done is to just write my info on the back of the quilt with a permanent fabric pen. This works in a pinch, but isn't too classy. Not to mention, if you have a dark backing, which I often do, you can't see the writing. And I've tried writing on a label with said pen, but even with freezer paper on the back to stabilize, I'm never happy with my handwriting. So what's a girl to do? I'm still pondering that one. But in the meantime, I have to get some sort of label on my book quilts, so here goes.
|First I type out all the info I want on the label. |
I have multiple quilts, so I batched them all up on one page.
You can get as creative or as plain as you want. Guess which way I go!
|Next I cut freezer paper 8 1/2" x 11". |
I cut the label fabric slightly smaller than that.
I used grey because I just wanted to. Use what ever fabric you
want as long as the words can be read.
|Press the fabric to the shiny side of the freezer paper. |
Make sure it is really tight, especially on the edge that will feed into your printer.
|Print. I did a test first to see which way I had to put the fabric in my printer. |
In my case, I put it in with the fabric facing down. I also set my printer
to "best" so it would come out darker.
|Once printed, I cut them out leaving enough room for a seam allowance. |
I will sew them on the quilts that won't ever be washed.
How do you do labels? I'm always interested in what works and what doesn't. Leave a comment if you have better ideas than me!