It's so easy to print your own custom Quilt Label quickly with any of our fabric options. Add this to any handmade gift or keepsake so they always know who created it! You can create a design sized to print for our Test Swatch (8in x 8in or 20cm x 20cm) fabric size or have the design repeated to order enough Quilt Labels for the Fat Quarter size or an entire Yard/Meter. The possibilities are endless!
To get started, you can work with any of our blank templates sized for use in the design program of your choice or use some of the free design program options below. Then, log into your Spoonflower account and upload your design. Using an account will let you keep all of your designs together and let you reorder any past orders.
Click either option below to explore a few free design program options. We have even more design programs explored in our How to Design A Recipe Tea Towel article if you don't see the best option for you!
Canva has hundreds of graphics and text options already available with a free or professional account. You can even upload your own designs to make the perfect custom Quilt Label!
1. Create an account on Canva and start your design.
With an account on Canva, you'll be able to save all of your designs and continue to edit them in the future should you need to make any changes to your Quilt Label for a specific project. Once you're logged into your account, click on the option in the upper right hand corner for Create a Design. Then, select the option for Custom Size.
2. Set up your custom Quilt Label.
Once the Custom Size menu loads, enter in the dimensions you would like to work with. We would recommend (and will be working with) a design sized for 4.5in x 3.5in (11.4cm x 8.9cm).
Pro Tip: Make sure you start with the size best for your project! It's not possible to resize your design on Canva without a professional account.
Once you're ready to begin, click on the button for Create new design.
3. Time to design!
You'll see a few options available on the left hand side of the page to create your own unique design. With Canva's large amount of free backgrounds and elements, anything is possible!
You can also upload your own photos or images directly to Canva with your device, or through Facebook, Google Drive, Instagram, or Dropbox. For this Quilt Label, we're going to work with one of our templates and resize it as needed with Canva's design tools.
4. Review the design preview.
Once you've finished your design, use the fullscreen option preview option the bottom of the page to see a larger preview of your design.
5. Download your design.
You can use the option at the top of the page to Download your design. Since this design is rather small, it's possible to use Canva's PNG (suggested) option to download your design at 300 DPI.
6. Upload to Spoonflower!
Now that your design is ready, it's time to proceed with uploading to Spoonflower. If you already have an account, be sure to log in first.
7. Adjust the scale on the design page.
You can adjust the scale of your Quilt Label as needed using the options for Bigger, Smaller, or Change DPI. Since our design was saved with 300 DPI for the intended file dimensions, the DPI can be changed to 300 to reach the same size it was created for. Once set at the correct scale and repeat, save all of your selections using the Save This Layout button.
You're now ready to order your Quilt Labels or save your designs to be used later for any project!
PhotoPea has similar options to many other free design programs and works quite similar to Adobe® Photoshop®. This online editor allows for you to upload your own images (even add scanned kids artwork for your Quilt Label!) and enhance your design further with their text and graphic options.
1. Set up your file for the proper dimensions.
To start a new design with PhotoPea, first go to File --> New. A menu will then pop-up for all possible file options. As PhotoPea allows for designs to be created for any specific size and DPI, we're going to set up our Quilt Label to be 4in x 4in (10.2cm x 10.2cm) at 150 DPI to create a square design. Once you have all of your Height, Width and DPI entered into each box, click on Create to begin!
2. Time to design!
Many options can be found on the left hand side of the page to create your own unique design. As PhotoPea can be quite similar to Adobe® Photoshop®, anything is possible. You can also add in your own artwork or photos by using the File --> Open & Place option to have this placed within the design you are already working on. Design to your heart's desire!
For this square Quilt Label, we're going to work with one of our templates and continue to add more from there!
3. Export your design.
You can use the Export as option at the top of the page to export your design as a JPG or PNG file.
4. Time to upload your custom Quilt Label to Spoonflower!
Now that your Quilt Label design is ready, it's time to proceed with uploading to Spoonflower. If you already have an account, be sure to log in first.
5. If needed, change the scale on the design page.
Should you need to change the scale of your Quilt Label further, you can use the options for Bigger, Smaller, or Change DPI. As our design was already saved to 150 DPI (the default minimum DPI on Spoonflower), it's not necessary to change the scale to have the design print at 4in x 4in (10.2cm x 10.2cm).
Once set at the correct scale and repeat, save all of your selections using the Save This Layout button.
You can now order your custom Quilt Labels for any fabric of your choice or save it to use anytime!
Below are various blank templates available for use to create any of your own custom Quilt Labels. We give you permission to use these templates, so you can click the upload copyright confirmation button without fear!