Friday, August 3, 2012

Quilting for Charity...

...and how I make a label.
It's been so hot most days that I really cannot get too much sewing done.
With no A/C at home it is really difficult to play with fabric!

I made a block for a friend...she is moving and everyone is making a Friendship Star block in her favorite fabrics to put together a quilt to remember us by.
Can you guess what her favorite fabric is?

I also had to finish a baby quilt for one of the online groups I belong to.
We decided to make a quilt for a baby to be donated to one of the members local charity.
Here she is...

Obviously this is for a little girl.  I had a lot of fun making this.
I would say it is my own design but I do know that there are many similar quilts out there.
I did not use a pattern ~ I just cut strips and sewed it 'quilt as you go' style.
For added interest I sewed on some ribbon and Ric-rac and added a really cute ruffled flower!

The label was easy and I wanted to tell you how I make my labels.
For this quilt the group decided what the label would say...
"A hug to wrap you in"!
For starters I take some of my freezer paper sheets.  Love these things.
I know that you can purchase a roll of freezer paper and cut it to size for printing but these are pre-cut and  ready to use!  EASY!
I press my label fabric to the shiny side and place in my printer for printing.
Then I pull up my word doc program and type  in what I want the label to be.
Sometimes (like with this one) I pull up some free clip art to print a little picture on my label for added interest.

After I print the label I peel off the freezer  paper backing and use wonder under to press it to the back of the quilt.  On this one I added Ric-rac when sewing it down to mimic the front.

Now it's time to head to the post office to ship this and then it's off to work.
Tonight is our First Friday Sit n Sew at the shop!
Always a fun night!

Happy sewing...if you're cool enough!

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