Wednesday, 22 June 2011

new new quilt labels

new new quilt labels : )

so i finally gave in and ordered a stamp for my quilt labels. the inkjet was already looking a bit faded after one wash (i always wash and dry my quilts before selling them so i can see the cushy wrinkle factor) and i just wasn't prepared to let them go out into the world when i didn't know how they would fare. i know a few of you suggested a stamp to me and i don't know why i was so hesitant, for some reason i thought i wouldn't get a nice crisp, dark image but i was so, so wrong. yes, the design is supposed to have dashed lines, there was some problem in converting the illustrator file i sent in and they are sending me a new one but i actually don't mind the look of this one and was happy to have it to redo the label on no.036 before i sent if off to it's new home in the UK last week. i ordered my stamp ofrom here and got a crafter's fabric stamp pad from here.

spoonflower labels

and i also ordered a fat quarter of linen/cotton fabric with my labels on it from spoonflower, just to see if it would work. the print quality is actually better than i expected so i will use these, too, i think but i think the stamp wins out for me because i can use it on different coloured fabric to go with each quilt.

either way, i have a whole lot of labels to get through now, just need more time to actually finish a few...

hey, speaking of spoonflower, has anyone bought anything printed on their quilting cotton before? i ordered a swatch pack and thought the quilting cotton felt really thin and was quite an open weave but i know a lot of people are using it... does it feel alright once it's been printed on, washed, etc?

6 comments:

  1. I still haven't answered this one for myself properly. Interested to hear what people think.

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  2. Duuuude. Nice labels! x

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  3. I really don't like Spoonflower's quilter's cotton. It feels like a low threadcount bedsheet to me. I purchased some with Heather Ross designs and was horrified by the feel after being spoiled by how buttery smooth her fabrics usually feel. NOT impressed. I think it'll be okay if I back it with interfacing or something-- but I'm hesitant to ever buy it again.

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  4. Hi!

    I love your labels. I use Spoonflower for all my dolls & actually love it. It's not the highest quality and sometimes they switch the fabrics up without letting you know - some are heavier or not as bright white. My dolls are here - www.sophieandlili.com if you want to see quality!

    Jen

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  5. elliott365, that's pretty much what i thought, too. it's a shame because i thought i'd heard they were printing on kona cotton when they started out, which i would be thrilled to print on.

    jen, your dolls are so, so gorgeous!! do you really print them on the quilting cotton?? i'm a bit surprised that it is durable enough for dolls but you obviously have tons of experience with it so it must work.

    thanks for the feedback and keep it coming!

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  6. Kona would be fabulous!! I really hope their quality improves because I love the concept of Spoonflower through and through.

    xo, Rebecka

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