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EQ7: Create a Quilt Label

How do I create a quilt label?

Use EQ Printable fabric and EQ7 together to create amazing quilt labels for the backs of your quilts.

Setting up the label

  1. Click WORKTABLE > Quilt worktable.
  2. Click QUILT > New Quilt > Horizontal.
  3. Click the Layout tab at the bottom of the worktable.
  4. Change the number of blocks to 1 for Horizontal and Vertical.
  5. Change the size to 5″ for Width and Height (or choose the size you want for your label).
  6. Click the Borders tab.
  7. Choose the style you want for the edge (border) around your border.
  8. Click Layer 1. The center of your label can stay plain, but add color if you’d like.
  9. Click the Paintbrush tool.
  10. Select a fabric or color in the palette.
  11. Click on the center of the label.
  12. Choose other colors for the border.

Adding a message

  1. Right-click on the Quilt toolbar on the right.
  2. Click Add/Remove Buttons.
  3. Click Set Applique Text if it is unchecked. Click away from the list to close the pop-up menu.
  4. Click Layer 2.
  5. Click the Paintbrush tool.
  6. Select a fabric or color for your label text.
  7. Click the Set Applique Text tool.
  8. Chose the font, style and size in the Applique Text box. (This can be changed later.)
  9. Hold down your keyboard SHIFT key, then click and drag a box on the label.
  10. Type your message.
  11. Click the Adjust tool.
  12. Click the message you just typed. Drag the text by the center to move it. Drag the text by a corner to resize it.
  13. Click Add to Sketchbook.

Printing your label

  1. Click FILE > Print > Quilt.
  2. Click Preview.
  3. Click Print.
  4. Follow the fabric manufacturer’s instructions for treatment of the printed fabric.

Note:
Your label (it’s actually a “quilt” in EQ7) will print as large as it can on one fabric sheet. You can force your label to print smaller if you increase the margin widths before you print. Another idea would be to click Layer 1, then click FILE > Export Image and export the quilt label from EQ7 to your Desktop. Then click WORKTABLE > Work on Image, and import your label as an image. You can then print it from FILE > Print > Photo Layout and can size it right on the page. This method would allow you to print more than one label on one fabric sheet.