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Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

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Entries in Labels (3)


Freezer Paper Example (entry 25)

For those of you who listen to Alison Rosen's podcast on iTunes & Blog Within a Quarter Inch She recently did a podcast and blog questionnaire about freezer paper. Most quilters use it for many applications - see her blog for a bit of a list.

One of the suggestions I mentioned (yes I was featured on her podcast - how cool is this!!) was using it in an awkward space as a template - well I heard her podcast today...and I'm not sure it made sense once read outloud..."And also templates - if you want the perfect piece but not sure how to cut it out - use freezer paper to fill in the opening, add 1/4" seam allowance, cut, and sew into place - this is the most useful application I've found for freezer paper." This is what I for my demonstration

This is the frame of the label for my Pinkie Lee quilt I finished, I used the left over dresden fan tips from the front, sewed them together and then I had to come up with the circle in the center...some of you would probably use a protractor but I don't have one of those (hmm that could change if I continue working with circles)

take a scrape piece of freezer paper, place in the opening (or over it in this case) trace out the exact shape (or rough shape for my demo) DO NOT adhere to the fabric at this point.

cut out roughly the shape or exact shape like if you were using this method of inset triangles (this is how I figured out this method way back when)

now adhere to your fabric for your label on the wrong side of the fabric, cut approx 1/4" or more (in this case), press with dry iron. (button is so my camera can focus on the white - she's so picky;))

Write out your label with pigma pen, press seam allowance under while freezer paper is still attached to give you a nice smooth finished edge - remove freezer paper before sewing to your quilt with a whip stitch.

Good luck!!




Gracie's Label (entry 13)

Hi Everyone, I finally got a chance to stop by my SIL's and get some snaps of Gracie's label I did on her quilt (see previous blog for pictures of Grace's Quilt).

I found these pre-printed quilt labels through the company called Possibilities and I added some extras to it. I'm so addicted to french knots turned out so great.



Label Ideas (entry 3)

Here's a Collection of my quilt labels...

This first one if from my favourite paper piecing project called Sunshine Beauty - from Valorie Wells collection book.

This second one is called Soups On this one was made for my Auntie Maureen and her business Souptacular Soups.

This Third one is from a blended class I took and I called this one Blends

This one is called Scraps as I used all of the scraps I had. I created a legend as to what the fabric was initially used for - this was my first large quilt, piced and quilted in the ditch by me.

This was for the Going the Wong Way guild I pieced while I was away at a retreat this was a very fun flying geese project.

These next two are showing the labels for my nephews quits I made last christmas. These were made our of fabric my sister bought many years ago... One for Liam (Moose) and one for Parker (Bear)

This is the quilt that is on our bed, I love this quit - It's a lone star...was a class I took. I called it Star of the Show