So, with now only three days until my Moda Bake Shop debut and Sherbet Pips Layer Cake giveaway (oops, did I reveal what I'm giving away...), I need to distract myself again and what better way to do that than by telling you how to print your DQS (or other) label. And here is the label I have just added to my DQS.
Now, there are two ways of doing this. For my DQS which is unlikely to be washed and washed and washed, I printed the quick, easy, lazy way. For my sister's Penguin Books quilt, I printed the longer, slower way as the ink will have to withstand regular washing. That method is explained in this post.
Oooh I forgot to show you my quilt all quilted - thank you for the many and varied quilting suggestions. I have gone with a kind of melange (pretentious, moi?) of a few of the suggestions and stitched random parallel lines in black, grey, pink, aqua and deep red. It has given the quilt a lovely, heavy, leathery texture and I am now happy. And it's all about me.
For the quicker, easier printing on fabric method, iron a piece of fabric to a sheet of freezer paper so that the fabric overhangs the paper slightly all round. Trim the excess fabric to fit the sheet of freezer paper. Design a label on your computer, run the freezer paper with fabric attached through your printer (printing on a high quality setting will made the ink darker on the fabric) and VOILA, printed fabric. I "set" the printing by holding a hot iron on the dried ink for 5-10 seconds. Printed fabric using this method will withstand some washing but not as much as that using the Bubble Jet Set method described in the earlier post I linked to above. And here is the back of my quilt with the label flat and then lifted to show the printing.
For those of you who followed the ladies parts fiasco saga (blog post here, flickr conversation, which is very funny if you have a moment to read it, here, I am afraid the ladies parts stayed on the cutting room floor, I was going to use them for the label but they were screaming "ladies parts" at me and I wasn't sure that was the legacy I wanted for this quilt. Bye bye Regina Phalange.