For months I have mentally stored this tutorial just waiting for a time when I had t-shirt transfer paper and twill tape and a bit of time. This is a fabulous idea and I wanted to share the tutorial and my results with y'all.
I printed some on white twill tape and the rest on natural twill tape. I scored the all cotton twill tape for 79 cents a yard at Joann. I may have also been greedily hoarding Denyse Schmidt fabric while at said Joann.
I used my MAC Word program to write Mary Lane Brown and The Tulip Patch...lots of copying and pasting. I used a 10 font in American Typewriter, but I think I could/should have gone up to 11 or 12 and still fit on 1/2" tape.
One word about reversing your text to mirror image... I had a hard time figuring this part out. I ended up and printed off a sheet with the text going in the right direction and then scanning that sheet into my scanner. Once scanned, I opened up the scanned image in MS Paint...making sure my page orientation as changed to portrait vs the default of landscape. I then clicked "flip horizontally" under the the edit/resize area. I'm sure there is an easier way, but don't look to this tech-challenged girl to find it. Always run a test print on plain paper so you don't waste the expensive T-shirt transfer paper!
I plan on sewing these into my binding seams like a loop tag. I feel weird writing my whole name on a quilt I give to people, but I do feel I probably SHOULD be labeling. How do you label your quilts?