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Thread: Just how personal do you make your quilt lables?

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    Super Member Carron's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
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    I know we all add lables to our work usually stating the date and our name....

    However, did you ever think that perhaps adding your picture and maybe the reason for making the quilt would be very special to the receiver?

    Imagine that your great, great, great, grandkids inhiert one or more of your beautiful quilts with only a name and date of the maker. A name and a date and nothing else. About as exciting as going to the dentist. (Sorry to any dentists out there...)

    I have been adding a picture of myself plus a little information about the reason for making the quilt. Even if it is as simple as "it was raining today and too wet to go out doors so it made this quilt!"

    I know it sounds funny or odd or what ever but think of some of the items you have received from your ancestors...probably no information what so ever to give you a short history story of your treasure.

    Wouldn't it be fun to share a bit of yourself to the person you cared enough about to put time and effort into making your quilt.

    This is just my opinion! Or as they say "food for thought."

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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    If it's a special gift for someone I usually put their name, our relationship, the occasion, and often their picture on the label. And of course something nice and fuzzy like "made with love for"

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    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
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    It depends on who I am giving it too how personal I make the label,

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    Super Member Scrap Happy's Avatar
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    What a nice idea to add your picture and also what you were thinking/feeling when you made the quilt. How cool that would be for future generations.

    It depends on the quilt but I always put the person/charity I made it for, my name and date. For one charity quilt I made I went a little overboard but non-quilters read it and were touched by it and they bought a ticket(s.) :-D

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    For grandkids I usually put a star on their quilt labels and say "You'll always be a Star in my Show".

    Making each of my granddaughters (3) who are engaged a quilt for her and her fiance, labels will have the date of their engagements as well as some special thoughts from me to them.

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    I normally put a picture on the label -- for family it is a picture of me and whoever the quilt is for and then I put some personal information about what the quilt if for.

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    Super Member bluteddi's Avatar
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    Sep 2010
    I suppose if I were making it for a family member, I might ad a pic... I can not imagine adding a pic to a quilt other than for family.. and even then it would be questionable that I would do so. The label is my least favorite part.... so I'd probably not go to the trouble of adding a pic.Like others.. Each personalation is just that.. personal.. depending on who that person is in my life, family/friend/commissioned/etc

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    Super Member scowlkat's Avatar
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    I love my family too much to subject them to looking at me after I pass! HA! I do make personalized labels for family; otherwise, just general info.

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    Oklahoma City, OK
    I just put the name of the quilt, finished date, my name and location on the label. Sometimes I put the name of who it's for there too. Then I have a binder that has a pic of each quilt along with the name of the quilt. That is where I put any and all info about that quilt. Kinda like a quilt journal type thing. I just have basic monogramming on my machine so putting all that on a label would take up the whole back! LOL

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    Super Member StitchinJoy's Avatar
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    May 2010
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    I always sign my labels even if they are printed on the computer. We rarely sign anything now-- cards and checks are all I sign. So in 100 years what will we sign? My quilts will all have my name printed and then signed in my handwriting.

    My label always includes the name of the quilt, then "sewed and quilted by:"
    my name and my signature,
    my county and state and USA,
    and the date it was finished.

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