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Do any of you use software to make quilt labels, and if so, what is
it? Any chance there are freebie quilt labels online? I need to do
something a little beyond what I ordinarily do, but I'm having a hard
time thinking. So fill me in and I will listen with ears at attention.

Sunny

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Sunny, I don't do real fancy labels as far as graphics, but I have used a
miniature block like on the front side of the quilt to decorate the label
and then added a print fabric border to the label.  Or fussy cut a flower(s)
or other motif(s) from the fabric on the front and made a little garland or
spray or something on the label- fused or machine appliquéd.  Or thread
painted something to decorate the label.  I usually print out the label's
lettering and trace it onto fabric with my light box to get the letters
nicely shaped and spaced and centered.  That's about as far as I go with my
labels.  Hope you find what you are looking for!

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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Goodness! What would you describe as a really fancy label?
Roberta in D

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It's a Virgo thing.  (sigh)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.

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No, thats a Leslie thing..

Dee in OZ


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If you buy the printed paper-backed fabric (like Printed Treasures or
something like that) -- you can use whatever software you feel most
comfortable with.  I usually use either Microsoft Word or Publisher.

There is specialty software out there -- like this:
http://www.softexpressions.com/software/qltlab/Index.php

You can also prepare your own fabric -- using Bubble Jet Set (Your LQS
probably has it).  Just iron freezer paper to the back of your fabric before
moving through the printer.  Be sure to cut exactly 8 1/2 x 11 (or if your
printer does specialty sizes -- ... ) and not stray threads to get stuck in
your printer.

Also -- must be a DESK or INKJET printer... not a LASER printer.

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Kate in MI
http://community.webshots.com/user/K_Groves



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I use HP's quilt label software, but that's no longer available, AFAIK
-- instead, EQ6 has the same capability built in. However, it's easier
for me to do it on my Mac, instead of in Windows on my Mac, so I keep
using the HP thing. <g>

I like to take a photo of the front (or part of the front) of the quilt,
put it into my graphics software and make it very pale. Then I can put
text on top of the image.

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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
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Hi, Sunny

I use PrintMaster.  I choose the "card" and can make
four labels at one time (I make my own printable paper
using BJ).  I can even import my own pictures to really
personalize my labels.  And of course choose the fonts
I want to use and size them to whatever fits.  And there's
lot's of borders to choose from...well, it just works for me
and I'm still using the '98 version ;0

Donna
in WA



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Hey, I'm in the same boat!  I don't put labels on my quilts but....I'm
responsible for the thank you quilt for our outgoing guild president.  
That one always gets a label so I figured I had to suck it up and play
along.

I found some freebie ones on quilters cache.

http://www.quilterscache.com/QuiltBlocksGalore.html

Just go to the "quilt blocks galore" page and scroll down to the bottom.
  
There is a button there that says "quilt labels".

Maybe one of those will work.


marcella

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I didn't know that.  Thanks, Marcella.  Polly

"Marcella Peek" <wrote> Hey, I'm in the same boat!  I don't put labels on my
quilts but....I'm
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Nor did I (and I have used Quilters Cache a lot >g<).
Thanks Marcella.
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Best Regards
pat on the hill

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Sometimes I'll make a label with EQ6, sometimes I'll just use a bit of muslin
and a pigma pen to make my own handwritten label, and sometimes I'll just
write on the back of the quilt.  Depends on my mood at the time and how fancy
I want to get.

Maureen


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I don't use fancy labels on my quilts, but somewhere on the front of
any quilt I make -- usually on an edge -- you will find my full name
and the year, hand-embroidered somewhere fairly inconspicuous.

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