Scroll down for a new tutorial on designing a wool label using Electric Quilt 8.
Quilt Label Showcase
In the month of July the primarily focus for Tech Know Quilter Masters members was labels.
Tech Know Quilters Masters members have received at least 12 months of Tech Know Quilter classes. In the Masters lessons, participants not only work on EQ skills, but have lots of opportunities for enhancing their design skills as well.
Here are some of the projects submitted in the private Facebook group for the various label making lessons.
Enjoy the virtual show!
Label Making Basics Submissions
One of the great part of making labels is you don't need to actually piece what is included in the label. Members demonstrated that this was a great opportunity to play with the auto borders.
Fonts and Applique Submissions
Did you know you can add text with any True-Type font on your computer? Using different fonts is a great way to personalize your next label.
Long Text Label (with curved text) Submissions
Sometimes the text tools in EQ can seem a bit limiting (no spell check and no options to curve text). We explored some work-arounds.
Tuck In Label Submissions
One of my least favorite parts of quilting is sewing down labels -- and that has often kept me from putting labels on many of my quilts. I have no excuse after this lesson -- as the label can be folded on the diagonal and tucked into the binding.
Photo Label Submissions
A picture is worth 1,000 words -- even in a label. And shapes don't need to be square to incorporate a photo into an EQ design.
Would you like to join this talented group of EQ designers? You can sign up for the wait list for the next Open Enrollment period for Tech Know Quilter's here.
Wool Label Tutorial
There were so many ideas to explore when creating the labels class, that I didn't have room to include them all.
One additional option is creating a wool label. They could go on the back of a quilt. Or with some sizing changes, it could be turned into a penny rug.
Learn how to draft a wool label/quilt using Electric Quilt 8.
If the plan is to use the design as a label, I suggesting reducing the size to 5 inches before printing out templates.
I would love to see your wool label or (if you prefer) your favorite label designed in EQ. Please feel free to share in the Learning EQ Facebook group.
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.