Tuesday, 10 June 2014
How to Make a Beautiful Quilt Label
I have been putting the finishing touches on my two quilts for the Sydney Quilt Show.
The final thing to do is to make a beautiful quilt label with all the appropriate details.
A lot of ladies comment on my fancy labels featuring the fabrics and motifs from the front of the quilt. No pressure!
I typed out the information I wanted to include on my computer using an attractive font. I used Comic Sans size 20 for the title and size 18 for the text. I made sure the text was centred and spaced as I wanted it. Then I printed this out on paper.
I sticky taped this to my light box.
Then I cut out a rectangle of cream fabric and pressed a rectangle of freezer paper to the wrong side to aid stability for tracing.
I taped the fabric over the printed information and traced it using a permanent pigment pen. Then I removed the freezer paper and ironed the back of the fabric to set the ink. I turned under the seam allowance on the edges of this piece and appliqued it to a larger piece of fabric.
Add applique and borders and here they are, ready to go on my quilts, one for "Henrietta" and one for "Meryton".