|Quilt label w/QR code attached on left side|
|QR code printed onto muslin|
First things first ;-) This particular QR code is encrypted with the actual blog address to a particular quilt, which happens to be my DGD's Dr. Who quilt, recently completed.
I printed it onto fabric - white heavily starched muslin in this case, using the crafter/quilter's tried and true wax backed freezer paper:
First, you will need to pop over to beqrious.com and click on “QR Code Generator”, as Cindi instructs and plug in the web/blog address you wish to have a QR code generated for. Capture the code, save as a jpeg, .pdf or various other file formats, whichever you desire and save. I had greater luck copying and pasting the saved file into the center of a word document and then printing, but that's just me.
You'll also need a tag reader for your phone or computer. There are a whole bunch out there, I did a search on my iphone for tag reader and found an iHandy scan QR & Barcodes app for F R E E and downloaded - it works like a jet to scan my QR codes, (the Pro version is available for a small fee, I haven't had the need so far). This particular QR scan will take one directly to the Dr. Who blog posting about this quilt! How cool is that?
I also made a general QR code just for my blog that can be incorporated into a Quilt Care label like Cindi did and another for some charitable projects I'm currently working on and for my Civil War quilts and...the possibilities are endless. For a complete tutorial about this, hop/skip/run over to Cindi's and Read ALL About It! She keeps it available for ALL of us under her Tutorials link. Is that nice of her or what, I ask You?!? If you happen to decide to use some of her nifty quilt ideas like I have, drop her a line and let her know how great you think they are - I did!
Oh, and just for you pic-lovers, I took a few of the actual Dr. Who quilt label being created so, here you go:
|Dr. Who quilt label getting embroidered|
|Checking QR label placement next to embroidery|
Originally, I was going to print the QR code onto the fabric for the embroidered label first, then hoop and embroider but I thought, what if I goof on placement and one little teeny-weeny embroidery stitch happens to stitch into the QR code and ruin it soooo, decided to print/embroider separately and then attach the QR label upon completion of the embroidery. It worked great, too, because I was able to print-out different sizes and check to make sure they would fit and that they scanned properly, which they did!
|Embroidery ALL finished - time to attach the QR label (above)|
And now, time to get back to quilting a stunning QOV - pics coming soon!