quilt label question

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.
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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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Leslie& The Furbabies in MO.
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:
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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
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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.
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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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.
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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.
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Marcella Peek
I didn't know that. Thanks, Marcella. Polly
"Marcella Peek" Hey, I'm in the same boat! I don't put labels on my quilts but....I'm
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Polly Esther
Nor did I (and I have used Quilters Cache a lot >gI didn't know that. Thanks, Marcella. Polly
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On Sun, 1 Nov 2009 17:50:17 -0600, Sunny wrote (in article ):
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.
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Maureen Wozniak
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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