This week, I had a sudden brilliant idea: I should sign by hand on paper and add the year, then laminate the signature and attach it to the quilt with stitching. It's quick, easy, looks beautiful and is exactly the sort of thing I would do - my laminator is basically a second boyfriend! - I just can't believe it took me this long to get there.
|Quilts with signatures attached|
- Colored papers (these should be paper-weight instead of card-weight because they will laminate more successfully if they are thinner).
- Something to sign your name with (I used dip-pens and bottles of ink for this round, but you could use Anything you like, really - pencils, ballpoint pens, colored pencils, even crayons!)
- 10-mil laminate & a laminator.
- A 1/16" hole punch (seriously, if you don't have one of these, get one. You would not believe how much I use mine!)
- A glue stick.
|Bottles of ink & dip-pen with nib|
|Many signatures in different colors on different papers.|
|Signatures ready to be laminated. I guess I have to make A LOT of quilts this year just to use these things up!|
|The tiniest amount of glue will hold your paper in place until you can run it through the laminator.|
|Signatures staying in place nicely.|
|Punch holes before cutting out signatures.|
|Finished! Now to make many, many quilts!|