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Last edited by HouseDragon; 04-24-2013 at 02:31 PM.
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I have only been quilting 9 years, but I label the quilts I give as gifts & keep for me. I have 5 quilts I inherited from my grandmother - NO labels. I 'think' her mother made them, but who know. If there was even someone's initials hidden in the binding, I would probably know who made them. I have had 2 appraised and the appraiser said to label them with what I know, that the history begins with me.
Carol in Michigan
Thanks for the video...very nice way to label....
For those of you that print out your labels with the computer--do you use the special sheets made for printing, or do you use freezer paper ironed onto muslin? If you print one label , this wastes the rest of the sheet , doesn't it ? or is there a way to put the rest of the label paper back into the printer to make another label later? I just can't figure out what would be the best way to do this. Thank you for your advice.
In the beginning... I hand embroidered labels with my "logo" (read very loosely a flamingo and my name, date and name of quilt style, if applicable. Then I made an even simpler label with only my name and date on my Bernina QE. For me, I feel the name is important for the one I have given a quilt to and the date for more historical purposes should my quilts live a long life. I just got handed down a Brother PE150. I haven't even plugged it in yet. But am looking forward to making labels for my quilts that will most likely go back to the flamingo, name, date sort. Does anyone have any info on the Brother PE150? I'm a babe in the woods on this and looking to learn.
I Understand what your saying but some of us can not. As for me I have tremors so its hard for me to write any more, so i embroider my labels.
Leaving your name on a quilt is the same as signing a work of art. I hope we all would want a signed original painting of a master. Believe it or not, our quilts are our master pieces. Just antiques and paintings have a provenance, our signatures, dates, and who it is for provide a tangible line as to how a quilt gets somewhere. We might not be thinking our quilts will be around 100 years from now, and perhaps they won't. But if they are, they are our link with the living. For me, I will be signing my quilts. I want my great great nephew, or daughter to know who made that blanket that comforts them, or delights them when I am no longer around for them to know me any other way.
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