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    Printed Quilt Label

    I finally got around to trying the print a Label on your printer for a Quilt Label.......and it WORKED!

    Here's what I did:

    1) You need to be sure your printer is an Ink Jet Printer

    2) I cut 3 pieces of Freezer paper the same size as a standard printer paper 8 1/2 X11

    3) Then I lightly starched the Fabric that I was using for the label

    4) Iron your fabric to the wax side of the freezer paper ( backside of Fabric to Wax side of Freezer paper

    5) Then iron the 2 other sheets of freezer on top of the freezer paper that you ironed the fabric to

    6) You now have a very ridged piece of paper with fabric on one side

    7) You may want to do a test run to see which way. Your paper feeds into your printer so that you will know which side should be up to print on the fabric. My printer had me put the fabric in fabric side up.

    8) I made the Label using my Word program but I bet you could use Photoshop ect and could get quite fancy if you wished

    9) My label could have been A little darker but I have my printer set up to print in grayscale to help conserve the ink. But if I were to change this setting or select BOLD I am sure it would print darker.

    10) I then cut my label to the size I wanted leaving an additional 1/4 inch to fold over. I also ironed on the back of label a light weight fusible interfacing after printing the label.

    11) I then hand sewed the label to the Quilt

    This was SO easy!image.jpg

    Fannie

    Live each day as if it were your last!

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    I am a newbie can you tell me how I can save this information for later use please.

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      I forgot to mention that I then ironed he label to set the ink!

      Fannie

      Live each day as if it were your last!

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        Originally posted by CathyG View Post
        I am a newbie can you tell me how I can save this information for later use please.
        copy the address line and paste it to a new thread in your user notes. You can save all kinds of good information in your user notes. To find user notes, click on your name, then profile, the user notes are in that section.

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          I've done the same but don't use starch. I was afraid the ink would be absorbed by the starch and wash out when the quilt is laundered. Have you tried washing or rinsing your label?

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            Originally posted by CathyG View Post
            I am a newbie can you tell me how I can save this information for later use please.
            go to the top of this thread and select THREAD TOOLS, then in the dropdown select SUBSCRIBE TO THIS THREAD. I save it in a folder called TO DO.

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              Thank you Jean

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                Thank you for this.. I've done it before, but NOT with the 3 sheets of FP.. that is a great idea... much less chance of the paper getting stuck!!!
                "Each day well-lived and Happy;
                that's all there is to Life!"

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                  I have not washed the quilt as of yet! But the tutorial I used said that it does not wash out.

                  Fannie

                  Live each day as if it were your last!

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                    #10
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                    Thank you so much for these clear and easy instructions!
                    sigpicCarolyn

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                      Thanks, I gotta try this!
                      Mary :icon_popcorn:

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                        Thank you for the information I will use it.

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                          I did this last week for the first time and it worked great! The only difference I did was no starch, and I used only one piece of freezer paper. No problems. Also, to save on material, I places four different labels for my next four quilts on to the sheet, so I only had to print up once. Such a great clean look it gives to the labels!

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                            I've done the same, no starch beforehand (I did iron it with steam to make it as wrinklefree as possible) and one sheet of freezer paper. If you use only black ink, it should be fine after you heat set it with the iron. But I understand that certain colors will wash out or fade (especially red/pink) due to the nature of the ink jet dyes. I made my own bubble jet solution that is supposed to help prevented fading. You can google that, there is a good tutorial out there for it. I decided to set my label in the corner of the quilt (I use a glue stick to hold the label in place) and stitch the binding over it. Starch the label (I cut mine into a right triangle,) press the long diagonal edge under a quarter inch, match the two raw edges to the raw edges of the quilt. Blind stitch the long edge with matching thread, then bind the quilt as you normally do. I looks so nice when it is done!

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                              Originally posted by CarolynK View Post
                              Thank you so much for these clear and easy instructions!
                              You are very welcome!

                              Fannie

                              Live each day as if it were your last!

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