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Thread: Labeling quilts

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    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
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    Colletta-I was "taught" that a quilt isn't finished until it has a label on. So, I guess I have some quilts that STILL aren't finished!

    My favorite way to make a quilt label is on the computer. I have downloaded hundreds of fonts (for free) onto my computer and I pick one that suits the style of my quilt and its recipient. Then I type up what ever I want the label to say. I also add simple graphics if I desire. I print it out on paper, then trace onto "freezer papered" fabric using a pigma micron pen (they come in lots of colors and several sizes and you can buy them at Michael's or your LQS) and a light box. Sometimes I sew a fabric border onto my label with fabric left over from my quilt front.

    I have a quilt journal that I started about 3 years after I started quilting. I went back and documented all my quilts. I write all about the quilt, what inspired me to make it, when I started and finished it, who it was for, where I bought the fabric, the finished size of the quilt, etc. I add pics of the quilt and one with the recipient. Sometimes I also include pieces of the fabrics. It is fun to go back and look at how my tastes have changed, how my quilting has improved, etc. I recommend a quilt journal to everyone.

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    I always embroidery name, date, and anyother info,

    This was for my daughter, using scraps from dresses she wore as a little girl.
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    Wow - I was young (and fairly stupid)
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    I usually use preprinted labels that you can write on and cut it out a quarter inch larger from the edge. Then I take a piece of muslin the same size and place them pretty side to pretty side and stich a quarter inch around edges..Then take a small pair of scisccors and cut an X across the middle of the muslin side which makes it really easy to turn it right side out and have a nice finished edge that you do not have to turn under when hand stictching it on to the back...The cut into part does not show through after you press it back into place and then stitch it onto your quilt..Try it out, you will be pleased

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    Perfect timing for me- I'm ready to sandwich a quilt for our reunion on the 1st. Was wondering about a label. Thanks for the help!!!

    Barb

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    I have done it lots of ways but the one I like best is writing on the back with a permanent marker. If I mess it up then I sew a label over the top to hide the mistake.

    I usually only bother with a label if it is going to be hung in a show or has some special meaning for me.

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    This is how I label mine. I embroider it and use the same fabric as the back and put it in the lower right hand corner.

    (I scratched out my last name here)
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    Dawn- I like that- simple but effective.

    Looks like I need to pull out the embroidery unit for my Rose and see what I can come up with.

    Thanks!

    Barb

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    I have made labels using leftover scraps from the quilt and paper pieced a miniature block off to one side from one of the quilt blocks on the front. I hope that I am making sense? :roll:

    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by all4quilt
    I have made labels using leftover scraps from the quilt and paper pieced a miniature block off to one side from one of the quilt blocks on the front. I hope that I am making sense? :roll:

    Susan
    That's a unique idea. I love it!

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    That's a unique idea. I love it!
    It takes a little bt of time, but well worth the effort!

    Susan

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