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Thread: Quilt Labels

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    Quilt Labels

    I'm looking for photos & info on making quilt labels. I've seen a lot of ideas on the internet using both handwritten labels & computer ink-jet printed. Can anyone post or email me photos of your actual labels so I can see what info is included in what order and how they look on the quilt?

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    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
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    i will have to look through some albums and see if i can find some label pic's but in the mean time---
    my labels consist of:
    the quilt name-
    created/quilted by- name, city, state, date---if a pattern was used the name of the pattern & designer
    fiber content- fabric & batting
    care instructions.

    those are the *basics*
    if the quilt is for some one special or for a special occassion i will write about that also- like---
    this quilt was made special for-
    (Dragonfly quilt- created for a special wedding gift for my beautiful Daughter ___ and her new husband ____
    on this ________day of _____________, __________
    created, designed, quilted by ____________ , city, state, date
    fiber content and care instructions.

    it all depends on what the quilt is for- who it's for- if it's a program (like this Underground railroad quilt was made as a Saturday Sampler program offered by the Quilt house- 2005) pieced and quilted by _______ using the book "Underground Railroad" by Elenor Burns finished on- __________, city, state
    fiber content- care instructions.
    the more personal- the more information put on the quilt the more people will know about the quilt in years to come
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

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Size:  69.7 KBthe violin one was the back of a wallhanging I made my Dr some years ago in Alaska. Her cousin was killed in a whale vs boat accident and she had me make quilts for his wife and 3 daughters out of his clothes. So I made her a mini version out of the scraps.
    the Patriotic label is pretty self explanatory, it went to the family of the service member whose remains had been found and returned home that year.

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    What a great topic. I can't figure out what type of label to use or what it should say. I'm looking forward to all the entries of what other quilters are using.

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    Senior Member janeknapp's Avatar
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    Label for a wedding quilt
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    I have made labels printed with my PC before and really liked how they turned out, but they do fade after multiple washings.
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    So I started using machine embroidered labels that I order from Sew There Embroidery by Becky Cronin http://sewthereemb.com/ Most of the time I incorporate these into the top of the quilt.

    She does really awesome work for a great price and these labels LAST!!
    I don't have an embroidery machine but sure wish I did.
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    Super Member tlpa's Avatar
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    Lady-T your labels are perfect compliments to the quilt! Very creative.

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    I bought a basic program to create labels to be made with my embroidery machine. It doesn't do real fancy labels, but the price was low compared to most. It is "Quilt Label Works" by Designer's Gallery. I got it from one of my local quilt shops for $70. A lot cheaper than everything else I looked at, and it does what I need it to do.
    Shirley in Arizona

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    Super Member KyKaren1949's Avatar
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    Owensboro, KY
    I love all these gorgeous labels, but mine are rather simple. I basically try to recreate a miniature version of one of the blocks from the quilt front. Then I attach it to a rectangular piece of off white or white fabric where I write the name of the pattern, my name, to whom it was given and the date. Pretty basic.
    Karen in Kentucky

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    There is a quilt label iron on transfer book( at JoAnn's) of different labels, thinking you then use perm. ink pen to color them.

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