Monday, July 7, 2014

Adding Lettering to a Quilt

Yesterday, while adding a name to a baby quilt, I had the thought that others might like to see the process. Adding lettering is quick, fun, and easy.  Personalizing a quilt by including a name, initials, or a favorite quote can add an extra special touch. Here are the steps I use. 

You will need:
  • A printer and paper 
  • Small scraps of fabric from the quilt you are making
  • Scissors
  • Fusible of your choice.  This is the one I used.
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler
Print lettering in the size and font you want on your quilt

Cut away extra paper
Cut fusible to a size large enough for letter, but smaller than fabric piece

Iron fusible to wrong side of fabric with paper side up and fusible side toward fabric

Lay lettering right side down so that lettering will be in proper orientation on the quilt

Hold or pin paper so that it doesn't move, and cut out along edge of lettering

Peel away paper backing from fusible.  Starting at a corner may make it easier to do.

Make sure entire letter is covered with fusible
Place lettering on quilt as desired.  You might want to use a ruler to line up the edge

You can now stitch around each letter with a zigzag or satin stitch

I plan on doing an allover stippling quilting
and allow the quilting to secure the lettering.

I'll let you know how that turns out.

Happy Quilting ♥

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