Sunday, February 6, 2011

My Magdalena Rug Label

I've had several people inquire about the label on the Magdalena rug so thought that might be a good subject for posting on the blog.  I made the labels myself and you can too.  I'm sure there are many different ways to do labels and perhaps mine isn't the easiest, but will share how I did mine.

Since I was hooking or had hooked a few of Magdalena's rugs there was certain information which would be the same for all rugs so I typed that information in but allowed for spaces where statistics about the individual rug could be written in with permanent pen.

I used a Print Shop program to make the four labels on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper.  That program also allowed me to select a border of my choosing.  I then printed that piece of paper out and can use it again or if not a Magdalena rug can do a generic label. 

In anticipation of this project I had previously soaked a piece of muslin cotton in a solution made using Bubble Jet and used the directions on the side of the bottle.  I let the fabric dry and now have a sizable piece of fabric for me to make other labels at a later date. 

Then I ripped a piece of prepared muslin (so it would be on the straight of grain) to the size of an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of paper and ironed that onto the shiny side of freezer paper.  Then cut the freezer paper to the exact measurements of the piece of muslin and printed the labels thru my copier. 

You will need to check your printer instructions to see which side up you put that combo of freezer paper/muslin into your printer for it to print onto the fabric and not the freezer paper as that may vary from printer to printer. 

I must admit that I held my breath until the paper/muslin came out and didn't jam up my printer.  Then gave a huge sigh of relief and of accomplishment.


  1. saundra ... your blog is wunnerful! xo, frannie

  2. Hi Saundra. Where do you get the Bubble Jet? TY Lee/WV

  3. I would have been holding my breath too. I will try this, thanks for sharing!

  4. I purchased my Bubble Jet from....Dharma some time ago. I'm guessing they are still in business. But you could probably do a Google search for Bubble Jet and see what comes up in your search engine. Good luck.


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