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Date: 2/2/13 10:16 AM

I was lookiing for information on making quilt labels, either on my embroidery machine or other means.
I ran across this tutorial
which I thought was really ingenious.

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Date: 2/2/13 11:20 AM


Not exactly free, if you read the comments, Ink jet printer ink will wash out unless the fabric has been treated with Bubble Jet, or if you buy the specialty printer sheets of fabric (these are sold at Fabric stores, but are white only).

Found more tips here.





-- Edited on 2/2/13 11:29 AM --

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Date: 2/2/13 5:49 PM

Thanks both of you for the links! One of the tunes says to find out if your printer's ink is pigment based. If so, it won't bleed out after ironing.

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Date: 2/7/13 3:52 PM

Linda, I noticed you have a Janome 6600P. You do have lettering capability with that machine, and you can stitch out your own wording for labels. Have you tried that yet?

Also, with your embroidery machine, you should have decorative frames available. Stitch out one of those and put your lettering inside the frame.

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Date: 2/7/13 5:48 PM

Yes, I do still own the Janome. But I really don't like the lettering it has. I've tried it a time or two and wasn't satisfied with the results. Also, I want to be able to make somewhat small labels, say 1x3" and I can't resize the lettering.
I like the idea of making the labels using the various fonts on my computer and printing that out onto fabric.
Additionally, I'd like to be able to do the entire label in my embroidery hoop, just don't know exactly how to go about that yet; I think I would need software.

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Date: 2/7/13 6:56 PM

Yes you will need software, and a font. Some embroidery programs do have some fonts built in or you can buy them. I still haven't found any that will stitch out a font really small and do it well. Most want to do a satin stitch on small letters which doesn't look very good,
There was a thread on this recently.

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Date: 2/8/13 8:40 AM

Then it sounds like printing on fabric is really the best way to go.
I've done a couple prototypes which turned out rather well.
And sizing the fonts is a snap using Word.
One exambple I've seen is a triangular label sewn into the corner of the quilt back. Looked reallly nice.
But I do like the idea of embroidering labels since you could use really pretty threads, colors and diesigns. I'm just not prepared to get into the tangled web of software, I think it's more than I want to take on.

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Date: 2/8/13 5:27 PM

I print out the wording I want, in a font somewhat similar to my handwriting in an appropriate size. I iron a piece of freezer paper onto my label fabric to stabilize it. Layer the printed page with the label fabric and trace over the script with a pigma pen.

This helps keep my spacing lovely, is cheap and allows more ink choices than black. And makes sure I don't misspell or skip a word which I tend to do when it "matters!"

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Date: 2/8/13 5:45 PM

Amy, what a clever idea! I will have to try it.

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Date: 2/9/13 5:17 PM

When I first began quilting I tried the freezer paper method - it actually went through the printer pretty good (watch for frayed edges) so make it a tiny bit smaller than 8 1/2" x 11

But we paid a bundle for our laser printer and without the bubble Jet solution you are risking much more money if you ruin your laser printer!

Here is what I bought (for piece of mind and printer safety) -- I thought it was very reasonable and small enough.

Cheap Quilt Labels

Hope this helps and watch your printer

:-Debbie

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