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Saturday, December 1, 2012

SEW me TAGS and the winners are.....

 this is just 20 of the 90 name tags you can get from 1 fat quarter....



I don't think there is anything sew lovely as seeing ones name on fabric...
I can imagine many of you someday would love that title of designer..
ME not sew.....however I do love seeing my name on a personal name tag.
Something I can iron on and stitch on for minimal cost..

I came up with a solution and I am sharing this with YOU.


this is the actual size.... and yes it is meant to be smudged...I did a type font...

I designed my own signature font years ago, and I thought, as my mind
really runs 7 days a week, this circle of the days of the week and a heart
was "SEW ME"....

I will design 2  personal name tags for 2 winners and the winners will
be announced in 24 hours... 

Once you have this information, any of you can design
an image tag in a tiff format and head to  CREATE Page at Spoonflower
and request 1 fat quarter of fabric with approx 90 name tags
that should do you for awhile...

What You will need...
1 fat quarter of wonder under from PELLON. #805 
1 fat quarter of your choice of fabric, ( Spoonflower has many to choose from)
I chose linen! 



Ohhhh yes the IRON, this is the actual iron 2 winners will be winning
in the month of DECEMBER, the new SENSOR by Reliable...
OMG I loved my orange Velocity, and it still works fabulously
but this one...welllllll it is simple, light steam, heavy steam, constant steam,
vertical steam, alllll by holding the handle....

Back to the tut....once you receive your fat quarter with your name tags all over it...
you will cut 1 piece of #805 Pellon wonder under
and you will iron it on the back of your fabric....



I cut 2 strips the length of the fat quarter and iron the wonder under to be sure it will be very secure..
I used a light steam to adhere the glue to the back...


I then drew some lines in the centre of my strips ( this will be your cutting lines)


And draw lines across now....and then cut .....



Sew there you have it....now I have personal tags to add to all of
coin purses that I made for family and friends...I am going to sew them
into the seams...with stitching all around them...

BTW, my coin purse pattern for the month of DEC
is on sale from $7.50 to $5.50


HERE 

The winners will take their designs and order their own tags....

I will give you the camera ready art work, all you will have to do
is add to Spoonflower... I will design you anything you like...
but it has to be the size of the name tag above....

YOU can make your own tags for less than 15.00 and that is the cost
of shipping to you as well...
I have purchased similar tags in the past and they cost me $60.00 for 50...
This way you can make yours for a lot less.....
Under $15.00 for 90 name tags...that is a DEAL!

what a terrific Christmas gift for anyone who is a quilter...

OHHHH and beginning Monday for the whole month,
we will be introducing Authors to you...
Each day a giveaway.... every week a giveaway..
GREAT PRIZES and they are all for YOU, YOU and YOU...


To a very happy DECEMBER!
p.s all followers are eligible for all the giveaways...
today as well!





seeing all your notes..you make me smile..
won't be answering unless it is a question ok....
Good luck - until tomorrow !


Ahhhhh and the WINNERS..
are Amy and Truffle Queen who happens to be Elaine..

They both have been notified...

With Amy, I just made this....thinking she
may want something different...
this is what I felt for her...

She loved it just like this...I saw her blog and noted a heart..
sew I thought making it look like a stamp would be ideal!


And Elaine, I connected with her and 
she wanted a fox as she lives on fox run..
Sew I came up with this.


I do believe they liked their new personal tags...

To all those who entered....I am sure we will have similar
giveaways in the next few weeks...





106 comments:

  1. I love the name tags, what a neat idea!

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  2. Wow, this is actually one of my 'requests' on my Santa List!

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  3. What a fabulous idea! Thank you Madame Samm!

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  4. Great name tag Ms Samm. I love adding a name tag to a quilted project I've made. Have a great day :)

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  5. GREAT idea! I've had little tags for years for stuff I knit (who has time for that anymore! I'd rather be piecing!!) - but these are perfect!!! And that iron! oh, oh, oh, HO HO HO!! Sounds like Dick and Jane!! Thanks!!

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  6. This is a wonderful contest. Your designs are spectacular. I really, really, really hope I win this!

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  7. Fabulous idea!! Thanks Mme Samm... I love your original name tag too!

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  8. Sign me up - I would be absolutely delighted to have you design my tags as I have been wanting theses for quite a while - I have never ordered because I get so confused when I start looking at all the options offered at Spoonflower. I will revisit Spoonflower and try it your way - just might work this time. Judy C

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  9. Oh my, you are right your mind does work 7 days a week! I cannot wait to see what people come up with, very fun!

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  10. Oh Madame Samm! I SEW need help coming up with a design for my blog! I just can't get the creative juices going when it comes to that kind of thing, and I've been putting off hiring a blog designer. I know I'll have to go there someday, but just not right now :*) Just think, you could be instrumental in giving my little blog an Identity!!! I would be over the moon if you would design a personal name tag for me :*D

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  11. PS - I missed the sign ups for the Author blog hop, but I am SEW EXCITED about it and can't wait to see what everyone shares every day!!!

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  12. What an awesome idea and your tag looks great.

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  13. How cool is THAT! I was just telling DH last night as we snuggled under my finished quilt that I needed to put a label on it. He said why?? I said DUH!! so that 50, 60 years from now when our great grand children are snuggled under it, they still know that I stitched it all with my wee little fingers!!

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  14. I'm in!!!! A Madame Samm original- PRICELESS

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  15. cool and super smart!

    Robin in Washington State
    assweetaspeaches hotmail

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  16. I have had Spoonflower print off faces for my applique patterns that I sell locally, but I haven't thought of having them print my labels. Genius!

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  17. I like your name tag. It is really cool. You have just given me some really great ideas to label some of my small items. Thank you for sharing with us all.

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  18. What a wonderful idea. It might just make me actually label my quilts, then! Oh dear Mdm Samm, just when do you have the time for all the wonderful things you do and find for us all? :-) We do love it!

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  19. What a great idea!!! Leave it to you to think of something so spectacular. I would love for you to design mine. If I don't win could you let me know what size it actually is in inches?
    Marjory Peck
    peckspiecs@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Marjory I work out of Illustrator CS6 I use points so 216 x 108 and I used cmyk colour..
      you can make it of course any size...I just found this size was ideal for simple name tags

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    2. I'll be using Photoshop CS2 so this is a big help. Thank you!!!

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  20. You're right everyone likes to see their name in print. I like the days of the week. We quilt every day even if it's only in our head. The process looks easy, too

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  21. I would be so thrilled to have a label designed by the famouse Maadame Samm. I have never haad a personalized name tag and this would be so cool!

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  22. Mdm Samm - these rock!!! I purhcased some tags a couple of years ago and they fray so I am desperate for something new and these are prefect!!!

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  23. I love this idea. I would love to win a personalized design that I can have printed.

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  24. You never stop with creative ideas do you (which is good for us)! That is one cute tag that would make a sweet quilt tag, too. Very cool (and so groovy, too!) LOL

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  25. Those name tags are a great idea, especially for smaller items like purses or tote bags where you don't want a big quilt label. Thanks for sharing this idea!

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  26. The name tags add such a nice finish to a project. This is such a great idea. Thanks for the link too.

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  27. This is such a wonderful idea. I love your name tags. Thanks for sharing all your ideas!

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  28. Fabulous -- I've been looking for tags and thought I was going to have to settle for the generic 'grandma'!

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  29. What a great price! I would love to have name tags on my (finished) sewing projects!

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  30. Awesome Idea. Love spoonflower.

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  31. You never cease to amaze me with the brillant ideas you have. Count me in!

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  32. Charming design you've made. Love those tags. I must go make some too.

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  33. Keep the good ideas coming!! Love your tag idea. Thanks.

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  34. I would be thrilled to win a personalized name tag !!

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  35. Great labels! If I had more time, I might be able to try and make some myself...but if I can win them then all the better, lol!

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  36. Oh my!!! Another wonderful idea. You are the energizer bunny! I sign most of my projects, but to have my own name tag would be most wonderful. Have a great weekend!

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    1. You are my first stop in the morning! This tops everything else--how could it? :)

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    2. Mousy leave an email ....I know I see you ...yes I do...but you are a no reply blogger which means there is no email attached for me to answer you ....lol

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  37. LOVE this idea!!! You are just TOO talented. Thanks for the chance to win (which I'm really hoping I do!)

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  38. Very Clever. I have heard about spoonflower, but have yet to try them out. Think I will head to their site now. :)

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  39. What a terrific idea! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  40. Oh, Wow, this has been a "want" for such a long time, but just cannot seem to come up with a good idea for a tag!

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  41. I just had never even thought of doing this, how great an idea!!!

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  42. What a cool idea! Does your mind ever rest?! :-) Have a happy weekend!

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  43. I'm a follower and I absolutely love this idea. Thanks so much for the post

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  44. OH how fun! I plan to order some fabric from spoonflower after the holidays :)

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  45. Great Idea and your nametag is sew cute. I will head over to see what Spoonflower has to offer.

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  46. Rosemary B here:
    Well, like everyone else said already -- just WOWIE
    This certainly out does my dweebish method of fine tip permanent markerrrrr
    - yes, even when I add a little fine tip permanent marker heart in red.

    I really like your design skills, missie Samm.
    Happy Saturday

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  47. now that's another wonderful idea.I will have to check into it , Thanks for the links and the tut. Fingers crossed for the draw :)
    Enjoy your weekend
    in stitches

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  48. What a terrific idea! I've been contemplating using Spoonflower to create some fabric using my 4-yr old grandson's drawings, but I never thought of name tags. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  49. Would LOVE to have you design TAGS for me! Thanks for the opportunity

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  50. OK!! That iron has me salivating over here!! I need a new iron as my Rowenta has played out on me.. boo-hoo.. Loved that iron!

    I would love to have a name tag designed by you! I have been mulling over creating one for a long time... Just never did it!

    Thank you for the chance!

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  51. Merry Christmas to me! I would love a custom designed Tag done by you. I have never found a suitable design. The perfect artistic signature for a handcrafted piece.

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  52. What a wonderful idea! Currently I order my tags using the beautiful graphic you designed for me last year. This s a great idea and definitely economical! Thank you for sharing!

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  53. Toss my name into the hat too! Love your labels..... have no clue what I'd want mine to look like but I know you will help with that too. Thanks so much!

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  54. Add me to your ever growing list. I would love some new name tags and Have been contemplating how to get what I want. I do have a design in mind, sort of.

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  55. Love it and yours is as amazing as always!

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  56. What a great idea! I am in desperate need of some tags. Will definitely by checking it out.

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  57. This is a very generous offer. thanks for the chance to win.

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  58. This sounds sew wonderful! A fast and easy label. Your designs are always so fun!

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  59. Another great idea which would be the finishing touch on projects destined to go as gifts to family and friends.

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  60. This is such a great idea. Your NAME TAGS are lovely:)

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  61. Thanks so much. I have never had a clue as to how to go about creating name tags. I love you, Madam Sam!

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  62. I am in love with these name tags! And my beloved iron died just yesterday. This is soo perfect an you Re sooo wonderful!

    glen

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  63. Brilliant! What a wonderful idea! Thanks for both the idea and the opportunity!

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  64. This is a wonderfully creative idea!!!!

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  65. This is a wonderfully creative idea!!!!

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  66. I would love to see my name in lights...I mean fabric!!! Thank you so much!

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  67. Love the name tags, they are wonderful!

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  68. As always, refreshing and inspiring!

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  69. I would love to win some name tags. My initials are BAT a funky bat would be fun


    Thanks for the chance

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  70. Please don't enter my name, I don't do enough sewing to use them. BUT...what a great idea.This would work for nametags on clothes for nursing home family, too.

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  71. Fantastic ides to use Spoonflower!You are truly a generous person to offer a design! Hope I'm a lucky winner!

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  72. The name tags I previously purchased are so 'crappy'...so winning some designed by you would make me very 'happy'!!! What a sweet, and very generous, offer...thanks for the chance :o)

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  73. Wow...would love those name tags! I am always looking for "neat" ones and these are right up my alley! Hope I win....

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  74. I'm always looking for nametags...these are really cool!

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  75. Oh Samm, love this! tThanks for the grea tut! I will be giving it a try... Great gift idea too! And thanks for the giveaway Ü

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  76. Madame Samm, the angel who never sleeps (or so it seems). Your mind is AMAZING! The ideas you come up with are out of this world. You must have little Sammettes or maybe Oopma Loompa's (Oompa Loompa Doompadee Dah) working on your projects while you sleep. ;)

    I would absolutely LOVE to have some labels designed by none other than yourself.

    Can't even begin to imagine what you have up your sleeve for future projects.

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  77. WoW! What a super idea! You are so clever!

    Thank you for an awesome giveaway and the chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. Madame Samm,you are the Bomb! Of course I would Love to win,but if not at least now I know where to go to design/purchase some,and at a Sweet price too :)

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  79. a design by YOU....be still my beating heart! something worth having & that iron?? well, Madame Santa...I'd llloovvee to win, anything, but these 2 items are the besties of your blog; 'have my arthritic fingers crossed!

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  80. Oh I would love to have my own labels! My initials are "SEW", so it should be easy for me to come up with something but so far...nothing. Thank you for the information about making our own, and for the giveaway.

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  81. Oh my, a custom made name tag, how I would love to have one! Thank you for the great chance to own one.
    jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

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  82. I was just thinking last week, that it would be nice to have my own little tag! Thanks for the chance to win my very own Madame Samm art work!

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  83. This is a fantastic idea. And having it designed by you would be over the top wonderful.

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  84. Sign me up, put me in, add my name! Would Love to have a name tag designed by your creative eye.

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  85. Thanks for the great information. Just as soon as I find time, I want to give this a try. Unless, of course, a good Design Fairy draws my name....

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  86. Oh Wow to have my own logo would be fantastic and to have it designed by the one and only Mdm Samm would be uberfantastic (new word) I like to think I am creative but in reality not sew much so I need help
    thanks for the opportuntiy

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  87. How is the "washability" of the SF fabrics?

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  88. Thanks for the great idea! I would love to have my tags designed by you!

    Thanks!

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    1. I am not sure how to reply as I do not have a blog. Leaving my email in hopes that is the way to enter the drawing. I would be delighted to have a tag designed by you. You are amazing!

      Smiles,
      Cheryl in Wa State
      ccjames2002@yahoo.com or lcjames2@gmail.com

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  89. Woe...I always wanted tags with my name on it.
    Please count me in :)

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  90. Thanks for the opportunity...my friend and I need cool tags for our etsy shop. You could help! Hope we win.

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  91. Thanks for the opportunity...my friend and I need cool tags for our etsy shop. You could help! Hope we win.

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  92. Am sitting here this evening making pug cell cases for nieces, and thought I'd see what you were up to! Tags and the tute are a GREAT idea!! You are sew cool for coming up with all these goodies!! I should wait to finish pugs so I can add tags "made by auntie cyndi". Just kidding, but I really need to place an order from Spoonflower. I have ordered fabric from them before is fun to get your own fabric printed there. Have a great night!

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