|I love to use the EQ Printables for Inkjet printers.
These are 200 thread count cotton fabric 'pages' cut at 8.5in X 11in which fit perfectly in the printer.
Plus the fabric is backed with a stiff plastic film which allows the sheets to go through the printer, but then are easily removed before attaching the label.
They provide an amazing way to make great labels without having to worry about your calligraphy skills.
Each page can make 4 quilt labels, so I usually do them either two at a time or four at a time.
You can also use half the page or the entire page if you wish, depending on the information, pictures, poems or sayings that you wish to have on your label.
You can find the EQ Printables here on our website.
They are available as a single sheet or a package of 5 sheets.
|On my computer I use a word document to create my labels.
For my purposes, I make four labels at a time. I create a document with 2 columns, lots of space around the edges and between to allow for seam allowances.
Using the computer gives me an abundant amount of fonts and colours that I can use while play around with sizing to make sure it is exactly
what I want before it is printed. Adding photos, can be easily added, as well.
Print a TEST page on regular paper, make any changes necessary before printing on the EQ Printables.
EQ recommends that once printed, let dry, peel off the plastic backing and soak in cool water for 10 minutes. Dry completely.
- Choose clear fonts.
- Make sure the font size is not too small.
- When added photos, make sure they are good quality.
|What do you do with the leftover ends of the quilt's binding? Well, I like to use it on the inside edges of my new quilt label.
This finishes it nicely, and matches the quilt.
Cut the fabric to 1-1/2" wide.
Length will be determined by the size of your label: Measure across the top and down one side. Add 2 inches to this measurement.
Since my label is placed in the lower right-hand corner on the back of the quilt, the fabric is placed on the LEFT and the TOP of the label.
Using a single layer of fabric, with right sides together and 1/4" seam allowance, stitch the fabric strip to the edge of the quilt label
just as you would join the binding on a quilt. Do not trim the long ends yet.
|On the wrong side, carefully press the fabric over to the back as shown.
The corner will form a 45-degreen angle. Carefully fold the remaining side over and press. The fabric will form a nice point at the corner as shown.
|Following the binding seam, stitch right over it to secure the label. I have used black thread so you could see the seam.
Please use coordinating thread! lol.
|With the same method, stitch down the side of the quilt...BUT fold back the corner of the binding (as shown) and only stitch
as far as you can go without jeopardizing the quality of the binding corner. The label will be fine.
Stitching the label in this manner, secures it in place before the binding gets stitched. Therefore these edges will be hidden
once the binding is in place. It will also secure the label making it difficult to remove.