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Thread: Labeling a quilt?

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    Labeling a quilt?

    I tried the search and it gave me everything but info on quilt labels.......so, I'm sorry that I am starting another thread.

    I am thinking about labeling a quilt I am making. The quilt parts --top/back are done, but it hasn't been quilted yet. So, what do I need to make a label? How would I attach the label?

    I'm going to try and search the "Pictures" forum and see if I can get ideas there.

    Any wisdom is more than welcomed!

    Thanks much!
    Ginger

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    You should always put a label on your quilts. That is what I was told when I started to quilt. I put the name of the quilt the date usually the year it was quilted and if it is for a person I put quilted for so and so by my name. I then hand sew it on the back after it has been quilted. I have a embroidery machine and do it on that but some use the computer to print a label and some just use a pen and write it out or hand embroider it.

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    I hand print information on a piece of muslin or white fabric and sometimes I draw a little picture as well. I use the pigma pens that are sold at quilt shops. Then I fold in the edges and hand stitch it to the back of the quilt after it is quilted and the binding is sewn on. I tell the block name, the date or year it was made, who made it, who quilted it, how to wash and dry it..... and sometimes I include the name of the person I made it for or the occasion.

    Yes, you have to put a label on..... otherwise, after you're gone, someone will wonder..... who made this quilt, when was it made, how do I care for it???? A label answers all those questions.

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    I always put my label on the quilt before I actually sandwich it. I do quilt through it as I am quilting it so that it is secure and attached and then I put the binding on.
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    I was reading something about using Freezer paper to make it more stable. I haven't used FP before. How would it help in labeling?

    Thanks!

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    I usually print my labels from the computer....name of quilt, made by ........... town/state........year it was made. The easiest way I have found to attach the label is to cut a piece of fusible interfacing the same size, put the label and interfacing together RIGHT SIDES together and stitch around 1/4 ". Slit the back of the interfacing so you can turn it right sides out. Then you can press it to the quilt and it 'holds' still' while you are handstitching it on. I use either a ladder stitch or sometimes a blanket stitch to attach it to the quilt. What a good feeling!!! Quilt is finished!!

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    Thanks so much for your help ladies! I do appreciate you sharing your wisdom and experience.
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    Ginger
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    If you want a personalized embroidered label for a reasonable price, I have the gal for you!! PM me for her information!
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    Great info. thank you

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    I haven't labeled one yet so thanks for the info.

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