Over the past few years I've gotten more than a handful of inquiries about the labels I attach to my sewn items. Baby quilts, burp cloths, bags, mug rugs... I attach them to almost everything I make. I like the 'professional' look it lends to handmade items.
So I thought I'd give you a quick run-down of my process for creating these lovely little tags.
Here's what you'll need:
1" cotton twill tape (or whatever size you'd like) - I get mine on Ebay
Fabric ink pad
your personalized stamp - mine was custom made by foryoo
Pinking shears or even plain old scissors
~ roll out your twill tape
~ stamp away - but leave about 2" of space in between to cut and sew the label on to your item
~ WAIT about 24 hours for the ink to set
~ press with super hot iron to permanently set the ink, and it will never wash out
~ clip with pinking shears or scissors and they're done!
I typically finger press each end under then sew it on for a nice finished look, and so the tag won't unravel after a zillion washings.
Now... non-baby quilts - those tags are a whole other animal. I'll save that story for another day!
And HAPPY OCTOBER! Man, its such a great month... and the weather is finally cooling off so its time to break out our quilts! Yay!!