Using Stamps on Quilt Labels

Just recently I did a test. I had been talking with Simon Says Stamp about using their product for quilt labels.

I was interested in finding out what product works best for fabric….and for possible washing.

Really, you don’t want to spend all this time putting together your label and then after you wash it a couple of times only to find out that– it all disappeared!  Not one word was left, or signatures…or whatever you were writing on the fabric.

That really stinks.

So- to help you not get all angry and frustrated at a disappearing quilt label, let’s go over what to do (and not).

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Supplies you’ll need:

>the ARCHIVE ink is the best.  Don’t go with anything else. They last the longest and worked well for this test.

Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468
>Micron pens– or permanent markers.  Check the size of the tip- I wouldn’t go super small as the thinner the line the more it fades. Go with a pretty good point.

>Clear blocks for your stamps – this is so you can see where you are stamping!

Stampendous Clear Block SMALL RECTANGLE 3 x 2.25 Acrylic ssh38

Fun stamp or saying that you’d like to use on your label.  I went with for you.

>Fabric for your background.  I just used muslin for this…so don’t over think it!  You can always sew a cute border fabric around it to make it a little more special.

Making Quilt Labels with Stamps~

1- cut your label for the fabric a bit larger than you need.  Just in case you aren’t straight on, you can make any kind of adjustment.

2- Using the stamp pad and your stamp- load up your stamp

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3- stamp on your fabric – I really like the clear blocks and clear stamps.  Super easy to see through and place it right where you want it!

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4- Using your permanent pen- write a note and sign your name. Remember to date it as well!

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5- HEAT PRESS!!!  I can’t say enough about this.  Here is the proof-

BEFORE:

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AFTER 2 washings:

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As you can see the heat press faded (I used a super fine tip….wouldn’t do that again) but it was still there! The archive stamp was also there and looked really good.

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Looking for more help on labels?

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to attach your quilt label.

Use an orphan quilt block for your quilt label– tutorial here!

After you are all done….snap a picture and put together a book of all your projects!

AND– More ways to keep your quilts from getting stolen.

What stamps or pens do you use for your quilt labels?

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  1. Cheryl

    23 September

    HI Becky, Do you use steam when you heat set? Thanks for this!

  2. Becky

    6 October

    I did not use steam. I don’t put water in my iron — leaking! so, not sure how this would affect it. Just heat pressed.

  3. Cheryl

    10 October

    HI Becky, Where did you get those particular stamps? I am looking on the website you posted for the clear block, but can’t find the stamps?

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