Why gift a quilt, table runner, or any fabric project without adding a label to state who it is made for? Not to mention to give you the creator (you) credit too. This blog post is about the benefits to adding quilt labels, how to add quilt labels and also information about the latest iron-on quilt book, hot off the press!
The first step is you must check out this book - it is fantastic! Directly from the featured book you can, iron onto 100% cotton fabric and then customize the label by using permanent fabric pens or coloring crayons. However, pens or fabric markers is not the least of it. The sky is the limit! You could stitch embroidery with DMC floss and add embellishments. Or do all three for a truly unique and customized project.
Featured in the book is famous illustrators and designers such as; Debra Gabel, Kim Schaefer, Aletha Ballard, Brian Haggard, and so many more talented artists.
Also, in the book, there is also a wide variety of style labels ranging from vintage, traditional and modern styles. Also, including but not limiting seasonal, children and holiday labels. Plus, there are many different sizes highlighted in the book too.
Best part! You can re-use the transfer labels a few different times in the featured book.
What to record on a quilt label (or at least some inspirational ideas):
- Your name (creator)
- Name of quilt or project
- Personal message
After creating the customized quilt label - this is how to add the label to the finished quilt or project.
How to finish with a label:
- As stated above, once your label is ready to forever added to the quilt or project buy steam-a-seam or a product such as steam-a-seam which is a double-sided temporary stick. Steam-a-seam will bond to fabric when ironed, and it will permanently stay, but you should add stitching around the label to ensure it will stay put, wash after wash.
- Set iron to cotton or highest heat setting (no steam). Wait until the iron is thoroughly heated.
- Place the label on the project where you wish for it to permanently placed.
- Put a pressing cloth (thin piece of fabric - 100% cotton muslin works well) over the label.
- Holding the iron flat, firmly press the labels in place for 15 seconds.
I hope this blog post has inspired you to add an extra customized touch to all of your quilting projects. One day we will not be here, but your quilt, table runner, or wallhanging will live on and everyone going forward should know your name.
Order the book today with free shipping from us or come in to see us! Leave a comment if you have questions on how to.