On Monday I posted Liam’s Quilt. In a corner I was able included a label that said “just for liam”– thanks to Twill Tape Guy. Or maybe he’s Grosgrain Ribbon Guy? No, let’s just stick with the original.
Now it’s finally later. When I finally dug this out of said box I cut it in half and pinned the left half to a garment and washed it with the rest of a load of laundry, half expecting all of the ink to disappear. As you can see, you can barely tell the difference. Very little fading, and no shrinking that I can tell. I got to work on a few designs to send to TTG for more experimentation.
I know that there are lots of types of custom labels. There are woven ones you can order by the hundred, for example. But I have a hard time picturing myself using a hundred of anything before I’m bored to tears. (Granted, I’m not mass-producing anything.) Here’s what TTG sent me to try out. I think I counted 17 images in one yard. I gave him my specs as far as how much space I needed between the images for seam allowances.
I used a cardboard scrap to help me press nice creases in the ribbon for cutting.
I tried out tags for Liam’s projects, for a project for myself, and tags for clothes for my girls, because I’m already having trouble remembering which garment is which size as I’m folding the pile that the dryer spits out. And it helps the girls figure out which side is the back.