Friday, February 25, 2011

Graphics for quilt labels

  I had an email about the quilt labels I create, so review time.  I do my labels on the computer using an old greeting card program.  I love the graphics for the borders, and my handwriting is so bad now that I needed  help so they could be read!   Plus, I can make the print large.
    But, by no means is this the only way to create wonderful labels to finish off your piece.  The array of fabric markers and pens on the market today are perfect for making a label.

 Here are a few tips:        Iron freezer paper to the back of your chosen fabric before you begin writing  to stabilize the fabric.    Set up a light box  (or use the window on a sunny day) and trace your selected design.     Old greeting cards, magazines, and coloring books are a great source of motifs to use.    Include details about the quilt.....who, what , when, and why.  Include favorite quotes or poems.   Finally, don't forget ..."Pieced and quilted by..." and the date. 
   I updated the Label your quilt page and added a PDF file of a few of my favorite border graphics for labels.   If you save the file, you should be able to copy and paste the motif you want to use into your word processor program and create a computer label.  Otherwise, just print the page and use the light box tip to trace.  
  If you have other questions, let me know.  Happy stitching.

Update----I just checked the link and it was locked.  Sorry, I have reset it for those who have the link from here.


  1. hey debbie- could you double check the security link to the border page...i have a google account and it's not letting me view the document...

  2. Thanks, for catching that. I just reset the link. Please try again. Debbie

  3. hi Debbie,
    I still can't get in.
    When I make a label for a gift that I also make a card for, I copy the graphics into a Word document and then fill in the info I want on the label. Kind of on the same order as you do.

  4. Hi Debbie, I can't get in either. It says it was unable to retrieve the document or I wasn't invited in. (I think that's what it said - anyway, it was something like that). dmj53(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. I don't know why this link won't if anyone else has problems, leave a comment with your email and I will send the file to you directly.


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