Good Morning Quilters!
This last week I made nine quilt labels. I don’t know if you have trouble getting this last step completed, but I do. However, the method I use gives me the best results without a lot of worries. So I thought I’d share how I make labels.
1) Cut pieces of freezer paper to 8.5” by 11” and iron them onto the fabric you want to use for a label (shiny side to fabric). I used muslin fabric this week for all of mine. After the freezer paper and fabric are nice and tight together and cooled, cut the fabric to match the size of the freezer paper.
2) Take the fabric, now stiffened by freezer paper to the computer printer, and feed it in the paper supply tray so that the ink will print on the fabric side. For my printer, I put the fabric in the tray with the fabric side down, and the freezer paper facing up. Only load one sheet at a time.
3) On the computer, (I use Microsoft Word software) compose what you want to put on the label. There are many fonts to choose from which makes it fun to experiment with different looks. I save my final version into a Word file, so when I want to make another one, I have a template.
4) Print the label and hopefully your printer will feed the fabric just like a piece of paper. (Only use this method if your printer is the ink-jet type. Sometimes it jams and I have to start the process over, but this week all went well. Pull the freezer paper off the back, and give the label a final press. I press the four edges under 1/4 inch and give them a nice press.
5) Sew the label onto the back of your quilt. Usually I sew the label into the bottom corner of the back left side. Which means when the quilt is right side toward you, the label is behind the right bottom corner. As with all things quilty, there are no hard and fast rules, but this is what I do.
One of the labels I made was for the quilt “Buds in a Basket” that I show below:
Here is a picture of the labels I made before they are sewn onto the quilts:
The Buds in a Basket quilt is now completely finished and I shall blog about it in my next post, as I am stoked that it is finally finished.
What are you working on this week? I so enjoy looking at all the pictures, and going to your blogs to read more about your quilts. Thank you for linking up with Design Wall Mondays.