VQLPlus Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I register my purchase, the original link doesn't work.

A. We apologize for that. Our new website doesn't have the same structure as the old one. Here is a new link:
Register VQL Plus


Q. I can't edit the labels in the slide show viewer, why?

A. The viewer is just that, a viewer to help you find a label and the label's file name that you want to use. Then use one of the programs discussed below to open, import or insert the files from the CD. The files on CD are of a higher quality than those in the viewer and using them will give you a much better print out.
Update: We've updated the viewer and it is now a PDF viewer with links to the Quilt Label images.  Just click the label preview and it will open in the default program. If you have an older version of the program, please contact us for an update to the current version.

Q. I am using Word 2007 and when I follow the instructions in the manual, the "Edit Picture" option is not available. Am I doing something wrong?

A. Word 2007 has dramatically changed the way it works from 2002 and 2003.  So to make things easier for you we have created a lesson for Word 2007 and 2010. (Sorry I don't have access to 2013 or later) Click the link for the lesson.
Using Word to Edit Labels

Q. I am using Word 2002 and when I follow the instructions in the manual, the "Edit Picture" option is not available. Am I doing something wrong?

A. Is the image selected before you right-click on it? If so, it shouldn’t be. You will get a different menu if you have the image selected, *Edit Picture* will not be available.

Another way to use the label in Word 2002 is to format the picture to lay under the text. Right click on the image (selected or unselected doesn't matter) and choose Format Object. When the Format Picture window appears, choose the Layout tab. Click the option *Behind the Text*. Now you can type in the text as you would a letter. You can select the image and move it behind the text.

Q. I am using Word 2003 and when I follow the instructions in the manual, the "Edit Picture" option is not available. Am I doing something wrong?

A. In Word 2003, you select the image, then press the Drawing icon on the toolbar and you get a drawing toolbar at the bottom of the screen. It doesn't switch to a different window like Word 2000 did.

Another way to use the label in Word 2003 is to format the picture to lay under the text. Right click on the image (selected or unselected doesn't matter) and choose Format Object. When the Format Picture window appears, choose the Layout tab. Click the option *Behind the Text*. Now you can type in the text as you would a letter. You can select the image and move it behind the text.


Q. I can't figure out how to use the Labels in Works. Help.

A. With a new Works document open, choose Insert/Picture/New Drawing. A drawing window will open and you can import the Label image here (Use File/Import). Locate the label in the CD Virtual Quilt Label folder. Choose labels from the Bitmap folder.

Add the text using the A toolbar button. When you are finished adding the text, select Update from the file menu in the Drawing screen, and the image will pop back into works. It looks like it has diagonal lines running through it. Use Print preview to check the printout. If the Print preview is blank, go back to the drawing screen and select Update from the file menu.


Q. What other software will the Virtual Quilt Labels Plus work with? (all except XP)

A. Virtual Quilt Labels work with Paint, the free program on Windows. The *Paint* program can be found on most versions of Windows.  To locate this programs in Windows 7 and earlier: Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories. In Windows 8-10, Click Start, Click on All Apps, then scroll to the P section of the apps listing.

The only drawback to using Paint you can only open and edit one label at a time. That's why I recommend Word; it allows you to print more than one label at a time to a single page.

In Windows 8-10, look for new/free image editing programs in the App Store that contain Text features. Contact us for suggestions, if you can't find anything to use.


Q. What other software will the Virtual Quilt Labels Plus work with? (XP Only)

A. Virtual Quilt Labels work with most word processing programs, drawing programs and/or imaging editing programs. One such program is the free Paint program in Windows. To locate this program, click Start, Programs, and then Accessories.

The only drawback to using Paint is that you can only open and edit one label at a time. Which is why I recommend Word, it allows you to print more than one label at a time on a single page. However, because some labels are larger than others keep the print-able page size in mind.


Q. I used Ink-jet Transfers to create my labels, how do I keep the transfer from cracking?

A. Cracks in inkjet transfers can be caused by:
-not preheating the fabric to get the moisture out.
-after washing if the fabric had not been pre-shrunk.
-or from fabric being stretched too much.

To avoid cracks pre-wash the fabric before using, press to dry and remove all the wrinkles. Do not stretch the fabric when during or after the transfer has been applied.


Q. If I have a different question how do I contact you?
A. Feel free to ask your questions using the yellow "Contact Us" button on the lower right of your screen.

Q. What do you use when you edit the labels?

A. My personal favorite photo editing program is Adobe Photoshop Elements. It looks like this:


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