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Printable Quilt Label

 

This is a printable quilt label that you can print onto fabric and sew onto your quilt. The following is instructions on how to add your own text using Microsoft Paint.

I use June Tailors already prepared for printing fabric. It comes in 8 1/2 X 11 inch sheets. Be careful to choose the ones that are Colorfast. I purchase these from my local fabric/quilt shops.

To Save or Copy  the Image -

Right click on the image and select ‘Save Picture As’ or ‘Save Target As’. Save it somewhere on your hard drive where you can find it.

Or, you can right click on the image and select ‘Copy’. This copies the image to the invisible windows clipboard.

Opening the Image in Paint -

Open Paint. It is located from your Start menu under Accessories.

Using the File menu, open the image. If you copied the image to the windows clipboard, then use the Edit menu to ‘Paste’ the image into Paint.

Adding Text  -

Click on the ‘A’ located on the left side of the screen. With the left mouse button, click in the upper left hand corner of the white blank area - don’t let it go. While holding down the left mouse button, drag a bounder box no larger than the white blank center, then let go of the left mouse button..

Now you have a box with dotted lines. Using your keyboard, type in the text you want.

To change the font and font size use the ‘Text Toolbar’ located from the View menu.

Moving the Text -

To move your text message around within the white square, click on the dotted square located near the top on the left side of the screen. Click and drag it across your text. Be sure to capture all of the text. Once you have captured all of the text, let go of the left mouse button.

Now move your cursor into the captured area and it will change to a 4 arrow symbol (looks sort of like a cross). While your cursor is this 4 arrow, click the left mouse button and move the box with the text to whatever position you want.

Saving Your Label -

Use the File menu and ‘Save As’ to save  your label with another name.

Printing -

To Print a large label -

From the File menu, choose ‘Print Preview’. If the image is all on one page, then it is set up to print. If the image is not all on one page, then you need to close the print preview window.

Return to File and select ‘Page Set Up’. Make changes in the dialogue box to make the image ‘fit’ to one page. On mine I had to select ‘Fit to 1 to 1 page’. Changing portrait or landscape settings also changes the size of this label.

Once it is set to print on only 1 page, return to the File menu and select  ‘Print Preview’ to make sure it looks like you want before printing. Close the print preview window.

Select from the File menu ‘Print’. A dialogue box will open. You may want to play with your printer settings to get the best image quality.You can access these options by selecting the printer options or printer preferences buttons located on the Print dialogue box.

Now it’s ready to print.

To print a smaller label -

With the label open in Paint, select ‘Stretch and Skew” from the Image menu.

In the dialogue box change the ‘Stretch’ settings in the horizontal and vertical boxes to numbers less than 100. These are percentages and need to be the same number to keep from distorting the image.

You can use the ‘Undo’ command from the Edit menu to undo changes and start again whenever needed.

Once you have it the size you want it is ready to print.

From the File menu select  ‘Print Preview’ to make sure it looks like you want before printing. Close the print preview window.

Select from the File menu ‘Print’. A dialogue box will open. You may want to play with your printer settings to get the best image quality.You can access these options by selecting the printer options or printer preferences buttons located on the Print dialogue box.

Now it’s ready to print.

 

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