by mlbell70 30 Sep 2014

I would like help from cutie quilters. I want to make white label for back of GD's t-shirt quilt , but would like to know what kind of material I need to use that will be thick enough to embroider on and not have the back of quilt showing thru?

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by hart 30 Sep 2014

I use the same fabric as the backing if it is not too busy of a print. I stabilize and embroider what I want said. With another piece put right sides together stitch to around outside, cut slit in back side turn right side out, press and attach by hand. I have used a picture of my grandson sewing his quilt to make a label following the same steps using the photo transfer fabric. Hope this helps.

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 01 Oct 2014

That is such a special idea for your GS - will be a great keep sake for him. Thanks for your help

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by maggiecal 30 Sep 2014

You can also use a cotton twill - twill is what some sites sell as their "badge" fabric. Starch it first as it's stretch is different across the grain, so you want to stabilize it.

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 01 Oct 2014

Thanks for your help

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by pennifold 30 Sep 2014

I agree with sewmom - I always use cotton as it's a natural fibre and breathes. Good luck with it all. Love and blessings Chris

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 30 Sep 2014

Thank you, do you wash it first?

airyfairy by airyfairy 30 Sep 2014

I always wash cotton first. Good luck with you label.

mlbell70 by mlbell70 01 Oct 2014

Thank you

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by sewmom 30 Sep 2014

I think if you used a white cotton and fused interfacing or stabilizer to the back it would be opaque enough. Try a sample piece first.

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mlbell70 by mlbell70 30 Sep 2014

Thank you, appreciate your advise. I saw the material at JoAnns for $5.00 and $10.00, could I use the less expensive cotton with as good results?

mops by mops 30 Sep 2014

Depends on how thin the cheaper one is. Lay it on top of some dark coloured fabric, or your purse or whatever, and see if it shines through to much. You could always double it.

mlbell70 by mlbell70 01 Oct 2014

Thank you for your help

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