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    Need help with fabric labels for quilts

    I begin today to make the labels for the quilts I made for my grand kids for christmas. I splurged and bought a package of Tailor Sew-in COmputer PRinter Fabric...sheets where you print content out on the printer and then pull the backing off the paper/fabric and just sew it into the project...like a piece of fabric.

    Cool thing I thought as I had tried other things and they left the block I made with it rather stiff, but still okay. But thinking of longevity...I slurged with my 50% off coupon and got this.

    Now I am reading the back "fine print" and it says DRY CLEAN ONLY! Are you kidding me? Dry Clean a add-on fabric? These are quilts for kids, hopefully they will take care of them, but still...kids and laundry go hand in hand so the quilt has to be machine washable! So..have you used these before, can they be washed without ruining them?

    If not...what have you all used for your labels? I want something large enough to write a little note kind of thing plus who made and to whom. I have tried just printing the writing out onto fabric (backed with the freezer paper) but then when washed...it fades to even disssapears.

    Please help! I have 5 labels to make. I have a HP DeskJet printer..about 8 years old so it doesn't have any "new" stuff if needed to print them. I am ordering new HP ink cartridge so that will be ready to go. I used only black prior, but would like to do color this time. Thanks for any suggestions!

    Oh...if you have a favorite site that has labels you can print out so I have design/color going on, please share
    Cheri

    www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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    I'm not sure, but if you google,, there is a solution you can use to spray on,,, press and make the label machine washable... I THINK.... something called "bubble jet" i think,,, someone else here will have more info, i'm sure, but i know it's out there...
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      They have the printable fabric that can be washed. You bought the wrong one. You have to read the package directions on how to set the ink after printing, etc. But they do work.
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        Label printing - info and freebies: http://www.victorianaquiltdesigns.co...uiltlabels.htm
        http://www.reference.com/motif/arts/...e-quilt-labels
        http://www.reference.com/motif/arts/...e-quilt-labels
        http://pinterest.com/victorianaquilt...-for-quilters/
        http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/Qu...uiltLabels.htm
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          Re: Need help with fabric labels for quilts

          Originally posted by K. McEuen View Post
          They have the printable fabric that can be washed. You bought the wrong one. You have to read the package directions on how to set the ink after printing, etc. But they do work.
          This one says to iron to set print afterwards...it just says dry clean only...I can't beleive they'd make something like this that dry clean only...it is fabric to add to other fabric...that'd mean you could only add it to dry clean only fabric...wonder what would happen if I did machine wash it? Think I'll try that!
          Cheri

          www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com

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            Re: Need help with fabric labels for quilts

            I posted a Blog page about nine posts down from this that has some cute alterntives.
            🌺 Lorie

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