Usually I try to incorporate the theme from the quilt into the label, and after I've sketched an idea with pencil and paper, I draw over the lines with a very fine Sharpie pen. This forms the label pattern, which I can then trace onto fabric using a lightbox and a Micron Pigma pen. These are permanent, so you do need a really steady hand. I prefer the finest size 005 nib, but I'd already got a box of 01 nibs, and 2 strands of embroidery thread will easily cover them (I'm not keen on the 05 nibs, they really are too thick). A fine stabiliser is fused on the back, and then it's ready to hand embroider with some Valdani threads that were used for the quilt top. And I've prepared some applique to embellish this label with too.