Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 47

Thread: Putting a name on a quilt

  1. #1
    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Valley, NJ
    Posts
    476
    My friend is a Foster Parent, and I offered to make a quilt for the child they are fostering, his court date is coming up and they are not sure what exactly will happen...I offered to make him a quilt, this is the first family environment that is stable for him and I know he loves and appreciates them. I am making him a spider man quilt.....

    However, we want to make sure that this quilt travels with him where ever the next decision sends him...so the suggestion is the somehow put his name on it.

    Any suggestions on how to put a name on a quilt???

    TIA

  2. #2
    Senior Member momymom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    471
    When you make the label, put his name on it. For example:

    Name of quilt

    Made for (childs name)

    made by

    Your city

    Date made

  3. #3
    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Valley, NJ
    Posts
    476
    But wouldn't a label just peel off?

  4. #4
    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Posts
    3,877
    Could you hand embroider his name in one of the blocks or borders?

    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    My friend is a Foster Parent, and I offered to make a quilt for the child they are fostering, his court date is coming up and they are not sure what exactly will happen...I offered to make him a quilt, this is the first family environment that is stable for him and I know he loves and appreciates them. I am making him a spider man quilt.....

    However, we want to make sure that this quilt travels with him where ever the next decision sends him...so the suggestion is the somehow put his name on it.

    Any suggestions on how to put a name on a quilt???

    TIA

  5. #5
    Super Member StitchinJoy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bucks County PA
    Posts
    1,343
    I would quilt his name right on that quilt in a contrasting thread color. I have quilted names on quilts quite often. It isn't hard. And no one is about to pick out the quilting stitches!

    Child's name in the flower quilting
    Name:  Attachment-80247.jpe
Views: 578
Size:  51.6 KB

  6. #6
    Super Member pollyjvan9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Posts
    3,027
    Blog Entries
    1
    Well, you could always embroider it. If you don't want to do that how about just printing his name on a prominent block on the quilt.

    I met a lady in a shop here in OKC who makes quilts for foster children and she told me that anything that was given to a child stayed with the foster parent where they were staying at the time so she always embroidered their name in about 4" letters on the top border of the quilt.

    My grandsons loved their Spiderman quilts.

    Bless you.

  7. #7
    Senior Member momymom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    471
    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    But wouldn't a label just peel off?
    You make the label seperate, and stitch it on the back after the quilt is finished. Or us a pigma permanate marker and write all the information on the quilt back. I wouldn't use a sharpy, it will fade and wash out.

    Or you could applique his name as part of the quilt front. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

  8. #8
    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Valley, NJ
    Posts
    476
    Thanks everyone, i am def. no good for hand doing anywork LOL, i could try the machine quilting his name, that might work. I also have a embroidery machine, i wonder if i can do it on the back fabric BEFORE it gets quilted.

  9. #9
    Senior Member taiboo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Valley, NJ
    Posts
    476
    Are there such a thing as cloth labels...When you say Labels, I am thinking ones in my printer from Staples LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by momymom
    Quote Originally Posted by taiboo
    But wouldn't a label just peel off?
    You make the label seperate, and stitch it on the back after the quilt is finished. Or us a pigma permanate marker and write all the information on the quilt back. I wouldn't use a sharpy, it will fade and wash out.

    Or you could applique his name as part of the quilt front. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.

  10. #10
    Member woodland creature's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Northeastern New York
    Posts
    35
    I've made a separate label, then attached it to the back BEFORE quilting. That way, the label is not only hand sewn in place, but quilted in place.

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.