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  1. Janet Becker
    Janet Becker October 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm | | Reply

    Another great idea, Jenny! You amaze me!!!!! Janet

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 9, 2012 at 4:08 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Janet!

  2. Roxane Lessa
    Roxane Lessa October 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm | | Reply

    Great tute! I’m way lazier than you are. I buy the fabric printer sheets and use those, then I fuse those suckers down on the back.

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm | | Reply

      Someone is lazier than me with labels?? Who knew? I just feel cheap about using a whole sheet for one label. Really though, fusing to the quilt is a great idea-keeps thieves away.

  3. Laura Conowitch
    Laura Conowitch October 9, 2012 at 2:51 pm | | Reply

    I make my quilt labels in Word…have for years, but the fusible is new to me. Great tip Jenny!

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm | | Reply

      I’m just catching up! Somehow I thought hand lettering was easier-duh.

  4. quirksltd
    quirksltd October 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm | | Reply

    I make mine the way Roxanne does…gotta love fusibles!

  5. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon October 9, 2012 at 4:11 pm | | Reply

    This is interesting-how many fuse the whole label. It’s a great idea!

  6. quiltfever
    quiltfever October 9, 2012 at 4:20 pm | | Reply

    Labels are also a last minute task for me–because I put it off till then. I still hand letter mine but can’t get near the amount of info you got onto yours!

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 9, 2012 at 8:19 pm | | Reply

      Word makes it easy:-) I think most of us put it off until the last minute!

  7. Helen
    Helen October 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm | | Reply

    I don’t care much for the fusible labels, the texture is not like cloth. I’ve used somewhat the same method for a number of years. I’ve also traced over the printed label with permanent pens before removing the freezer paper. That makes sure it won’t wash out. Another fairly quick method is to print the label on paper, iron the fabric to freezer paper and then copy the printed label using a light box with permanent pens – lets you add some color as you go. Of course some of the printer ink colors work on fabric too but test them with water. They man not be permanent.

  8. Helen
    Helen October 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm | | Reply

    That’s may, not man. (Are men permanent?)

  9. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon October 9, 2012 at 8:21 pm | | Reply

    Men must be permanent based on what I see, giggle! I guess everyone has their method-the thing I do like about the fusible is that they are harder to remove by quilt thieves! But I will probably continue to whip stitch mine on also-like the feel of it.

  10. marginmirror
    marginmirror October 9, 2012 at 11:24 pm | | Reply

    Hi Jenny,

    Thanks for stoppin’ by my blog to comment! :-) Great idea re: labels, and an alternative to the expensive printer-ready cotton that’s available — and which I’ve been using with mixed success. One brand (I discovered) runs when you soak it (per instructions) to set the ink!!! I think once I finish the pack I’ll switch to muslin and freezer paper too!

  11. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon October 10, 2012 at 4:49 am | | Reply

    Geez-the label runs when you treat it as directed? Yep, time to print on plain old muslin!

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