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Thread: quilt labeling??

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    Hello all
    I have noticed many of you do not label your quilts but just as many do as don't. Being fairly new to quilting I like to label mine, but I was wondering why those who don't label don't do it and how do you do these really awesome labels with pictures? How is labeling looked at in the "quilt world"?
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    I am new but learning that labels are very important. I have done a block with a special inscription and have ordered "especially made for you by" with my name enbroidered labels and some just a simple hand written notation.

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    it is always a good idea to label your quilt with at least the name of the quilt- your name, city, state, date finished- fiber content and care instructions- other personalizations are nice when it is a gift- special quilt for a special purpose.
    you can print your labels onto fabrics- draw with fabric pens/paints/markers, buy ready made ones and iron on ones- there are lots of options and you are only limited by your own imagination or lack of-
    you never know where a quilt might wind up- it is always nice for whom ever comes across it to be able to see who made it- where it was made- what it's made out of and how to take care of it. the same information you would want to find if you were lucky enough to come across one somewhere- some time down the road-40 years from now-...
    and if you ever plan to sell any quilts the fiber content and care instructions are very important.

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    I use Microsoft Word to print out a label with a picture and personalized information about the quilt. My daughter uses the alphabet on her machine and embroiders her label.

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    Whole discussion going on here:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-158705-5.htm#4416156

    Includes some ways to create a label

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    how does it work with Microsoft to print a label? Do you have to have special fabric or paper or something? And then how do you sew them on? My hand stitching is terrible and looks like a child did it.
    peggy

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    Quote Originally Posted by peggy463
    how does it work with Microsoft to print a label? Do you have to have special fabric or paper or something? And then how do you sew them on? My hand stitching is terrible and looks like a child did it.
    peggy
    I do mine with fabric paint pens. I put together what I want it to say and then find a font and size that I like. Then I print it mirror-image on freezer paper. Iron it on to the fabric, use my homemade light table and trace the wording. Then I go back and paint it with the paint pen. After the paint dries - usually overnight - I iron it on the front and back to heat set it. Then I stitch it in place - usually on the back lower right corner.

    Here the one that I just did on my last quilt. BTW this is after it has been washed the first time.
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    Wow Jane thats awesome. Your stitching looks great too. I have a terrible time making the stitches look good. How do you stitch it?
    peggy

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    It's a choice as with all quilting "rules" you do as you want or don't want.

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    I have labeled some but not all when I first started quilting I just didn't think about it but I have an embroidery machine now ant that makes it so easy. my hand embroidery would take as long as it did for me to make the quilt. But the fabric paint is right up my alley I would like doing that, Great work Jane

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