1/16/10

Quilt labels.

Hmmm. How should I think of this? Either I keep getting sidetracked and am not getting anywhere or my progress is slow because I'm doing such good work.

I was going to just use an off white tone on tone for my labels. But, yesterday, I stumbled up on the labels at http://www.quilterscache.com/Q/QuiltLabels.html and I fell in love with one. I'm using number 16, the log cabin block. I did copy her picture and take it to word and resize it so I could get 4 per page, but that's because I'm cheap and I spent too much time working to prep the fabric to throw away a half page.

I use bubble jet set for the fabric and I got it from Dharma Trading Company, where I found the lowest price, but when you see how expensive it is, you'll know why I wouldn't waste a half page. The only suggestion I can add to their instructions is to put a piece of masking tape along the top edge of the page before feeding it into the printer. My printer tended to peel the fabric off of the freezer paper it is ironed to and the piece of masking tape solved that. And, what isn't absorbed into the fabric can be poured back into the bottle. My bottles have made at least thirty 8 1/2x11 sheets and are still half full.

Okay, well, our list of chores is long, so I guess I better stop playing and get busy doing something. Have a great weekend. Lane


Post script:
Tee-hee. Finished my first one.



For this quilt

And, thanks to a blog friend who challenged me to learn how to use the zoom on my camera so the label picture isn't blurry. lw

1 comment:

kwiltmakr said...

I usually use those printer sheets like you print photos on. They work great a bit stiffer than regular fabric but I haven't had any trouble with them yet.