QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT

QUILTS & FABRIC: PAST & PRESENT By Quilt Historian Barbara Brackman Above: Moda's Morris Earthly Paradise

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Free Civil War Jubilee Label




I've been designing quilt labels for my various reproduction fabrics for Moda.
Here's a free printable label for quilts made from my Civil War Jubilee collection, which was shipped to shops in July. The line celebrates this year's 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Civil War Jubilee




You can print this label out yourself on pre-treated cotton with an ink-jet printer.
It's 7" wide so there is a lot of space to add your name, the date and other information about your quilt.
Shops might want to print these out and offer them as premiums to customers who buy fat quarter packs.

Plaid Squared by Sarah
So if you are making a project out of Civil War Jubilee like
Sarah did above (I found this on Chattanooga Quilts FaceBook page)
you will want to print a label.


My inspiration was this lithograph of the 
Emancipation Proclamation from
the collection of the Library of Congress.


Click on the picture at the top of the page and save it to a Word file or as a JPG. Print it out 7" wide. You could also print it smaller if you didn't have as much to say.

Here's a link to an Acrobat Workspaces PDF:
https://workspaces.acrobat.com/app.html#d=LdDKo2kxf8kL3Jkf71DxXw


Another label option for this collection is the Steel-Pen Drawing of Abraham Lincoln I posted a few weeks ago. Click here:
http://barbarabrackman.blogspot.com/2013/07/steel-pen-drawing-of-abraham-lincoln.html


Find printable fabrics at Electric Quilt by clicking here:


The Library of Congress has many images related to the Emancipation Proclamation. Type in the single word Emancipation on their search page and find many copy-right-free images you could print for a quilt.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/


2 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Those are great ideas for labels and keeps with the look of the quilt.

Debbie

Jennifer said...

Love your lines and work with fabric and patterns.

The photo of the lady with the toddler overlayed the three colors of the same floral print, from the toddler's clothing, the lady's hair and her dress details, they appear to be from the 1890s, but such a near match to your print. Very cool.