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Thread: Label info for quilts for sale?

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    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
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    Label info for quilts for sale?

    I am getting quilts ready to take to a couple of craft shows and need to know, if I use a pattern, do I have to put the pattern designers name and her quilt name on the label.

    Usually I give my quilts away and only put my name, date, city, quilt name and who I gave it to.

    Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.

    Polly

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    Including the designer's name may not be "required" on quilts made for sale, but it is certainly the courteous thing to do. What IS required is an FTC (Federal Trade Commission) label that gives fiber content and country of origin; care instructions are also usually included. The law covers the 'hobby seller' right along with Martha Stewart. Buyers have a right to know what the quilt is made of and it's a simple thing to do.
    http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bu...-and-wool-acts
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Including the designer's name may not be "required" on quilts made for sale, but it is certainly the courteous thing to do. What IS required is an FTC (Federal Trade Commission) label that gives fiber content and country of origin; care instructions are also usually included. The law covers the 'hobby seller' right along with Martha Stewart. Buyers have a right to know what the quilt is made of and it's a simple thing to do.
    http://business.ftc.gov/documents/bu...-and-wool-acts
    I could 'follow/understand' most of the requirements if I was making an item - except for the 'country of origin' part - what does one say for that? (Say that the outer layer is cotton, printed in Pakistan; the batting is also cotton, grown in Texas, manufactured in Mexico; but that all the components were assembled on my sewing machine in Minnesota?)

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    I use "Made in the USA from imported fabrics" since that example is used on the FTC website. You could also say "Fabric made in Indonesia, cut and sewn in the USA."
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