How to make a quilt label with Fabric Fun Fabric Markers

So far this week I shared two methods for making quilt labels: the hand-embroidered and the permanent marker type, the latter a little faster but no less effective, the former is a wonderful, creative and meditative process.

Today I’m enthusiastically sharing with you how Fabric Fun Fabric Markers have literally ramped up my creativity with quilting. I’ve used these markers for both quilting and label making, and have had so much fun. The markers have a duo tip so you can work in small areas with the fine tip and larger areas with the broad tip. I used the fine tip for the lettering on my quilt label.

Fabric Fun Fabric Markers are awesome for many fabric applications.

The quilt label shown below was made with Fabric Fun Fabric Markers.

Quilt label made with Fabric Fun Fabric Markers and lots of color!

My quilted inspiration

A note about this quilt: My Zen Doodle Quilt was exclusively colored in with Fabric Fun Fabric Markers 2–Tips Primary Colors and Fabric Fun Fabric Markers 2-Tips Bright Colors, and quilted with black cotton thread. Making this quilt opened up a world of creative thinking and possibilities for future quilted works of art. The markers have a duo tip feature, and I used both the fine and broad tip ends to make the quilt.

My colorful Zen Doodle quilt.

Gather up some supplies and get ready to play with these fantastic markers.

materials

  • 5″ x 6″ piece of white cotton for label, I used Fabric Creations 100% cotton
  • Fabric Fun Fabric Markers or other permanent colored markers for fabric
  • Scrap of backing fabric approximately 12″ x 14″
  • Thread to match your label
  • Freezer paper (optional but useful)
  • Blue wash-out marker (optional but useful)
  • Small ruler

How to make the label

If you have been following along this week, the method I used to make the background piece is the same as the post on Monday, 5 ways to creatively label your quilting projects.

1. Cut your backing fabric in half.

2. Place fabric, right sides together, and sew ¼” in from the edge, leaving a 2″ opening. Clip corners and turn right side out.

Sew the background fabrics together, leaving a 2″ opening.

Turn the backing fabric right side out.

3. Press and topstitch from edge.

Label backing getting a good press.

Label backing is topstitched 1/8″ from the edge.

4. Set the backing aside and start working on the label.

5. Press the Fabric Creations label fabric to the shiny side of freezer paper (optional but helpful to make it stiff for easier writing).

6. Find the center of the label by folding it and marking the center.

7. Draw lines on the label with a blue wash-out marker as shown:

Draw lines on your prepared cotton fabric with a wash-out marker.

8. Begin by printing the lettering with the fine end of the duo tip feature of the Fabric Fun Fabric Markers. I alternated the colors so I could see how vivid and gorgeous they are.

Print the letters on the label with Fabric Fun Fabric Markers.

9. Finish all of the printing using the Fabric Fun Fabric Markers.

Lettering finished with Fabric Fun Fabric Markers

10. Using pinking sheers, I used LDH 9″ Pinking Sheers, cut around the edges of the label.

11. Remove the freezer paper from the back of the label.

12. Remove the blue wash-out pen with a spray bottle of warm water. Don’t worry, the Fabric Fun Fabric Markers won’t come off as this ink is permanent.

Use a spray bottle to remove the blue lines. Note the Fabric Fun Fabric Marker letters are all intact, as the ink is permanent.

13. Once the label has completely dried, center and topstitch it to the backing fabric.

Voila it’s done!

Quilt label made with lots of color and Fabric Fun Fabric Markers

I hope you enjoyed what I showed you today, and I encourage every quilter to expand on their creative repertoire by asking for these Fabric Fun Fabric Markers at your local craft, sewing or quilting stores. They are fantastic!

Join me tomorrow when I show you how to use Sulky Transfer Pens to make another unique style of label which will help you with lettering skills and adding details to labels without drawing experience.

This is part 3 of 5 in this series

Go back to part 2: How to make a quilt label using permanent marking pens

Go to part 4: How to make quilt labels with Sulky Transfer Pens

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1 comment

Martha September 16, 2020 - 9:16 am
Should you iron the fabric after marking it to make it "most permanent"?
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