Sunday, August 28, 2011

Pottering about!

Today was one of those days when I had the urge to try out a couple of ideas I've been thinking about.
For the first trial I ironed a piece of fabric to a piece of freezer paper, the size of a computer paper. I used Microsoft  Word and printed labels in different colours. After removing the freezer paper I cut the piece of fabric into strips, then turned the long edges over and stitched them down. Now they are ready to be cut into individual labels.
Label folded then sewn into the binding.

For the second batch I ironed a piece of fabric to a piece of  paper backed fusible web, again, the size of a computer paper. This time I spray starched the fabric first, to make it less "floppy". With this method there's no need to turn the edges under.
Ironed on and then stitched around. 

I then played around with a couple of ideas for - do I dare to say it - Christmas cards. As I have to make around 100  pieces I thought I better get my act together, so at least I know what I'm going to do and gather all the materials needed. 

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Vreni x

16 comments:

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
gute Idee mit den Etiketten. Ich werd da auch mal experimentieren. Deine Weihnachtskarten sind sehr schön geworden. Ich habe mir für dieses Jahr auch vorgenommen, welche selbst zu gestalten. Du wirst es nicht glauben, aber als es so richtig heiß war, habe ich mir die entsprechenden Stifte gekauft, denn meine alten waren nicht so richtig zu gebrauchen. Als ich an der Kasse bezahlt habe mit meinem Sortiment an Gold- und Silberstiften, hat der Verkäufer mich etwas fragend angeschaut.
Dir einen schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße
Roswitha

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
klasse Idee mit den Labels. Ich hab mir meine mal bestellt gehabt.
100 Karten! Da hast du ja noch einiges vor, wenn sie alle so schön werden solen, wie die gezeigten. LG Doris

Janet said...

Clever you. I think that's a great idea and it looks like you were having fun too.

Jessica said...

The tags look great! I like how you have done different colours too.

Linda said...

Great ideas! I have made my labels by printing onto transfer sheets and then ironing it onto cotton twill tape, but I like your idea a lot! I'll have to give it a try!

Lynda said...

What a great idea for labels. I have such a hard time making the effort to add labels to my quilts. But that looks like something doable.

Can you believe we are already thinking of Christmas!

Oh, and I forgot to mention how much I love turquoise and brown together in your quilt.

Helen in Switzerland said...

Love the labels Vreni! Did you just put them though a normal printer - or did you have to do something special?

Vickie said...

Oh wow. Really cool, Vreni. Thanks for sharing how you did it. Thanks so much!

Hilde said...

What a great idea! If you don't mind, I am going to try as well! And I don't mean the 100 cards... ;)

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Rossana said...

Your label are really special! I use transfer sheets and ironing but your method is very interesting. And the logo can has different colors. I have to try it!
Thank you Vreni for the idea!

donkey and the carrot said...

My dear Vreni i missed you so much!!! What a lovely ideas about the labels!!! And the cards are awesome!!!!!!

barcord said...

Great idea for the labels Vreni. I must try this.Thank you. We were in Connemara, South Ireland on Sunday. Had a great day. must write a post. I have been very busy with my grandchildren, but tomorrow they go back to school. More time then to do my own things.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Noooooo, you said the C word LOL! So, I'm guessing you liked the second label method the best? your labels are really cute. As are those cards!

Happy-Sonne said...

Liebe Vreni
Wow.... super Deine Labels! Ganz toll auch die Weihnachtskarten.
Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes Wochenende und grüsse Dich ganz herzlich Yvonne

Mommy en France said...

What a clever idea for labels. Thanks for sharing! I'll have to try it out. :-)