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The Mini Quilt Swaps Adventures Continue with Mini Quilt Swap Labels

After a wonderful experience with the Halloween Quilt Swap, I decided to join another one. I searched and searched, and found that Schnitzel and Boo was accepting entries; I signed up immediately! Not receiving an email confirming the entry, I thought maybe my phone had made some sort of error. Not wanting to miss the opportunity to do the mini quilt swap again, I filled out another entry form. It was then when I read the message”Your entry has been counted, please do not enter again.” OH NO!!!

I must admit, I wasn’t surprised when I received two partners. My instant thought was two mini quilt gift sets. I smiled and jumped right away in to my workstation. The result was two minis that I’m so proud of!

Mini #1: With this mini, I used the Garden Star pattern that I designed a while back for a bigger quilt but tweaked it to be smaller. The fabric I used was Neptune by Tula Pink which I love and am currently hoarding.

.Mini #2: For mini quilt #2, I wanted to try something different. Using Kate Spain’s Paradiso fabric and the Feather Fall pattern designed by Lillyella, I managed to attempt my first paper piecing project and loved it!!

I packaged the two mini quilts and sent them off to Canada – but a thought kept coming back in my head; I used my quilting label, which has nothing to do with the swaps.  I really NEED a swap label! So this past weekend I worked on creating one. I put together a few in a PDF file and I’m making it available for everyone to download. (That’s right, it’s free.) I figured it’s a perfect fit for my Giving Challenge.

How to get it/ use it:

  1. Download the pdf file and save it to your computer.
  2. Print the file to a piece of iron on printable fabric. Let the ink dry completely. (I bought mine at JOANN Fabric)
  3. Cut it out.
  4. Fill out the information with a fine tip fabric marker.
  5. Iron it onto your mini quilt project using the instructions that come with your fabric paper.

TIP: to prevent label discoloration, spray with Scotch guard


labels in file:

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  • michelle
    December 3, 2015

    Awesome idea I am going to download it!!

  • Mara
    December 7, 2015

    Do you think it is okay to not use Iron On Printable fabric? just curious if I could use it on regular fabric but through my printer, I don’t have easy access to purchasing the printable kind.

    • Elisabeth DeMoo
      > Mara
      December 10, 2015

      You can use regular fabric but you will have to stabilize it and pretreat it. If you don’t stabilize it it will cause a paper jam. Some people use freezer paper to stabilize their fabric. To do this place the shinny side of the freezer paper to the fabric so you can iron the dull side. Make sure you cut the fabric And freezer paper to the correct size to fit your printer.

      You will also need to treat your fabric to make it colorfast before you print on it. I have read that bubble jet set will do this.

      Also heat set the ink after it has dried.

      I have not personally tried this yet but I will put it on my to do list and let you know how it turned out. Thanks!!!