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Date: 8/27/13 5:25 PM

i am just about finished with a quilt that i am making for my parents for christmas, and i think i want to put a label on it. the last quilt that i made for a gift had an embroidered label, but i don't know if i want to do that again. so, i am looking for some ideas.

i have read online that some people just write on muslin and stitch it on the back, but i am finding conflicting information on what pens to use for that. i want my mom to be able to toss the quilt in the washing machine (i have 2 young nephews that visit my parents often), so it needs to be something that can handle washing.

the sashing on the quilt is an ivory color, so i will probably use some of that fabric instead of muslin (the backing is a yellow/blue paisley). i'm guessing that i should maybe fuse some interfacing to it so that it will be easier to write on.

anybody have any thoughts on this whole thing?

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Date: 8/27/13 7:22 PM

ok, i think i figured out a solution that i am happy with for this project.

i wrote on a piece of paper, scanned it into the computer, had the 5D software trace the handwriting, and used my embroidery unit to stitch it out.

i get to have my handwriting on the label but i don't have to worry about ink getting blurry or fading because it is actually thread. awesome!

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Date: 8/27/13 10:43 PM

AWESOME!

Now how in the heck did you do it?? I have the 5D software but I stink at computer stuff.

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Date: 8/27/13 11:01 PM

Thanks :)

The quick answer is that I used 5D Design Creator and had it create an Express Embroidery from the scanned image. After that I used Stitch Editor+ to clean it up. It took me about 30 minutes of messing around with settings to get it to look how I had imagined. :)
-- Edited on 8/27/13 11:02 PM --

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Date: 8/29/13 1:08 AM

I only sign my quilts with my name in the FMQ - Lots of people who get my quilts enjoy the fun looking for my hidden name.

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Date: 8/29/13 8:25 AM

Sigma Micron archival acid-free pens by Sakura of Japan work really well. I just wrong straight on the back of some of my quilts and it hasn't come off, faded, or spread. I hand embroidered a quilt label for my sister, but that takes too long.

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Date: 8/29/13 8:53 AM

I checked out my Express Wizard, and sure enough there was the option to get a photo from the scanner! Even scanned my (empty) scanner!

LOL! Thanks for that! Using the fonts to make labels can be so time consuming, this has sooo many possibilities.

I don't have the Stitch Editor+, I need to check and see how much it would cost me to upgrade for it. I HATE!!! trying to learn software and I figure to stick with what I at least know a little of so I don;t have to start over from scratch.

But I AM curious about the new editor!

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