I'd like to start off by welcoming all of my new followers...
Welcome! So glad you're here!
I tell you, if you want to up your blog traffic and simultaneously fill your inbox, give a quilt away! And just in case you were wondering, if by chance I reach 200 followers in the next few days, I will not be able to give a second one away for the occasion. :) Seriously though, reading all of your comments has been lovely... there are some pretty cool people in blogland.
In other news, my recycled bird seed bag was featured on Creative Itch, Cheap Chic Home, Beyond the Picket Fence, and House of Hepworths! I'd like to thank the Academy! I can't tell you how thrilled I am at how well-received the bag was. I hope to make myself another one soon, but in the form of a messenger bag.
AND, I made a label for your quilt...
Earlier this afternoon when I started the project, I had plans to walk you through how I made the label. I took all the pictures I needed as I went, step by step. I printed the image I wanted onto a piece of fabric that I had ironed to an 8.5 x 11 sheet of freezer paper. Thought the printing looked great and I cut that label out and stitched it on by hand and then sorted out all those great action shots of me going through steps.
Then I sat down to write up my post and decided to google printing on fabric to see if there were a ton of tutorials on this or not... only to find out that apparently this method isn't as permanent as you might think unless you use pre-treated fabric. Opps! That's what I get for "making it up as I go."
I did some testing on some other pieces I made the same way and it looks like the black ink won't fade much at all after washing, but that cute little "button" image I decided to throw in there will fade a bit because it's mostly colored ink. Printing directly to fabric like that will work for that art quilt I am working on, though, because it won't be washed - just hung on a wall.
So your quilt will not be quite perfect.
But it's still a free quilt. With a label. :)