I am not so good about labeling my quilts. : (
|An example of one of the few labels I've done. This was a charity quilt.|
About the only time I have labeled my quilts is when it's been for a show (and therefore required) or given away as a gift. For a quilt show they want complete information right down to your phone number and address which I wouldn't normally want to advertise. But it's always good to know that they know who the quilt belongs to.
Anywhoo . . . I'm determined to change my bad habits in the way of labeling. : )
I want the labels for quilts I make for patterns and submissions to look professional. What I need is a label that will include my logo and website/email info along with the specific quilt info.
I'm thinking of using Spoonflower to print up a yard of labels with my logo and basic info along with space to write in the quilt name, pattern name and date. Julie of Jaybird Quilts has a tutorial using Spoonflower that I've been considering.
I know I could also print my own but am quite leery about running fabric through the finicky printer we have. To tell the truth I don't think the hubs would even let me use our printer. So another printing option for a professional look is what I'm after and that's where Spoonflower comes in.
I'm trying to decide what to include and would really appreciate your input.
- What size label do you use? Seriously I'm struggling with the size. Is 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 too big or not big enough when you factor in the need to hand write on fabric?
- What info do you always include? There are so many things that could be included it can become a short story in itself. These labels are mostly for quilts I'm making as part of my patterns/submissions. Perhaps to sell. Others will be gifts, charity or personal use at home.
- How do you attach your label?
- Have you used Spoonflower and if so any advice? Does it wear well when washed?
|Next time I'll put this little triangle label in the upper corner so it can do double duty as a hanging corner.|
Thanks so much for sharing. Feel free to share any photos of your labels.