It was so good to be back to quilting, and I made hanging sleeves and quilt labels for seven doll quilts that will be in a quilt show in Virginia next spring. I am going to Virginia later this month, and want to leave them with the Churn Dasher's Group when I meet with them.
This one below was a quilt she called "Mid-Winter Blues". I renamed it "Raggedy Ann's Doll Quilt", as it looks great with my Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls. It's 20.5 inches by 20.5 inches square.
Last week started off Monday evening with Miss Penny going to the emergency room, but the issue was resolved quickly. It was a bad ear infection and possibly also an allergic reaction to something, but she's all better now. The only sign that she had some trauma is the two shaved patches on her ears (her ears were swollen up, and they had to be drained). She is as good as new now, though. She's on benadryl for a little while longer, and ear drops for the ear infection. Nothing phases a labrador! She is 47 pounds now, and still growing.
The hanging sleeves are four inches deep, and must be the width of the quilt. The labels are made on my computer printer. I first cut fabric and freezer paper to the size of a piece of computer paper (8.5 by 11). I then iron them together, and sew a line of stitching near the top of the 8.5 end. The line of stitching keeps the two pieces together while they are feeding through the printer. I only feed one through the printer at a time, to keep from having printer problems.
I use Microsoft Word software and prepare the label info, choosing a font that I like. These were printed two per 8.5 by 11 sheet, and after coming out of the printer, I iron them again. I cut off the line of stitching that is holding the freezer paper to the fabric, and then pull the freezer paper off. The fabric labels are then cut to size and stitched to the back of the doll quilts, easy peasy.
Here are two of the labels shown up close:
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