The random winner of the giveaway related to A Quick Quilt Label Method is #46, Pat S. Pat shared a really nice idea in her comment:
I like to add a picture of the recipient to my labels. I have also added a comment on a funny memory, or a few words of thanks, etc. It’s worth the extra touch because the person that receives the quilt cherishes it so much more!
Pat gets a fabric bundle and a copy of Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts, plus a custom label of her choosing. Congratulations, Pat.
Several people asked about the fabric I use for labels. I buy prepared inkjet fabric sheets and don’t mind paying for the convenience. You can certainly prepare the fabric yourself: get Bubble Jet Set or a similar product (or make your own) and follow the instructions, then iron the treated fabric to freezer paper and cut it to 8.5″ x 11″ so it will feed through your printer.
I have used many brands of prepared fabric sheets but I have not tested them all for durability on a quilt that is washed repeatedly. I would definitely recommend heat-setting with an iron (use a dry iron after you print the label).
I love Electric Quilt‘s EQ Printables, and have also used products from Jacquard, Blumenthal Craft, Dritz/Printed Treasures and June Tailor. They all seem to have slightly different characteristics: some are more stiff, some are more colorfast, etc. It would probably make a good blog post to test several and share the results. I love it that there are different fibers, weights and finishes available now.
Thanks for your participation and for the great label ideas you all shared.