Saturday, September 27, 2008

Quilt Label Idea

Okay, so this label actually belongs to a wall quilt that I just finished ~ but the idea works just as well for Priority Quilts...

I start by using Microsoft Word to create the text and graphic layout.  Once I'm done fiddling and tweaking, I print the label onto a sheet of Printed Treasures inkjet printable fabric.

I leave 1/2" of label beyond the text/graphic when trimming.  

The edges are finished with 1" strips of fabric (contrast, coordinating, leftover ~ your choice) which are stitched to the label using 1/4" seams.

The edging fabrics are folded to the back and pressed before the finished label is hand stitched to the quilt. 

In the case of PQs, I typically print the label as above, but then apply a fusible like Steam a Seam to attach the label to the PQ. 



Lazy Gal Tonya said...

wow, that's an awesome label.

Juliann in WA said...

this is beautiful - thanks for the inspiration

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

Very cool label, and I must say I'm intrigued and want to see the front! I don't know why I didn't think of that. I've just sewed the label straight to the quilt when I've used the printed treasures fabric and it's a bear to hand sew. Now I will do the strips along the edges and hand sewing will be a breeze!