Sunday, February 14, 2010

Make your own fabric labels for FREE! (Video Tutorial)

I have been wanting to post this video tutorial for a few months now and have finally come around to doing it! You all should be very happy! If you quilt you know that it is VERY important to include a label on the backside of all your quilts. We need this not only to track who made the quilt for future years to come but also so your family members can have the information on the quilt itself years after you're gone. If you have young children you may want to learn this technique to add your own customized labels to your kids' clothes, bags, backpacks, blankies, etc.

All you need is some printer paper, freezer paper, a glue stick, and an inkjet printer! Feel free to share the link to my video to anyone you know who will benefit from learning how to make their own fabric labels, for FREE!

It has come to my attention that different inks in the inkjet printers may or may not allow these labels to be printed permanently on your fabric without it having to be treated with a special solution.  I suggest you try this method out on a scrap piece of fabric first.  Heat set it with a dry, hot iron for about 15-20 seconds and then try washing it by hand under the sink with soap and agitating it to see if your ink is one of the ones that won't set permanently.
 
Please comment and let me know if you have tried it yourself! I love to hear from you.

 
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