- You must have an Ink Jet printer!!!!!!!!!
- Cut piece of freezer paper 8 ½ x 11. (I just buy packages of precut paper. You can get 50 sheets from http://www.clotilde.com/ for about $8.00 (I’ve also seen it a little cheaper in some quilt stores and I have seen it at Mrs. Guppy’s here in Price.) Cut a piece of fabric slightly smaller – about 8 ¼ x 10 ¾. I generally use unbleached muslin but have also used light colored cotton broadcloth. Press the fabric to the shiny side of the freezer paper.
- Design the label on your computer. You can use any pictures or graphics but you need to print in black and white for a permanent label. Colors will fade out.
- Put the prepared paper into your printer and print as usual. In my HP printer I put the fabric side down but you may want to experiment to be sure you are printing on the fabric.
- Press with a warm iron to help set the ink.
- Remove the backing from the label, cut it to the size desired, and sew it onto your quilt.
- If you have questions, call me and I’ll try to help you out – (Rosalie at 613-0634).
- **Note: I generally “save up” and put three or four labels on the same page to save paper.
- **Note: I tried this same technique to put photographs on a quilt. However, the fabric I used had a small pattern and the people in my pictures ended up looking like they had a rare disease.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Using Your Computer to Make Quilt Labels
Courtesy of Rosalie Payne...