Wednesday, 22 June 2011
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.
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?