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Thread: Quilting Labels on Quilts you Gift.....

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    I have never put labels on any of my quilts I gave to family or friends. I think I will make them up and sew them on as I visit them.... Never thought about it's meaning until reading on the board. Does everyone do this?
    My sis has n embroider machine she has sitting and not using. Well, I have a good use for it. She is going to teach me how to use it. It has a whole wall of thread and everything needed. Something new to learn.

    Is it important to label our gift quilts?

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    Funny you should ask this. I have never attached a label to those I make. The only label I have used is for QFK. I think I should, but I always stop before doing it. I keep thinking that I don't label other gifts......

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    I think it's important to label all quilts for posterity. Even the ones that get loved to death :)
    What kind of machine does she have????
    I'm looking for one to add a little zing to my sewing life :D

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    I haven't done this in the past because I honestly didn't think about it. But as I've done more quilts I think it's important. If you have a quilt that has been passed down in the family, if there isn't someone around to tell you about it you have to guess who made it. I have a couple of quilts from my grandmother (who passed in 1956) and I wish I knew more about them. I know one of them was made from my grandfather's suits but only because someone knew about it. It was a crazy quilt and very heavy. A lot of wool in it and cotton batting.

    I would say not only label it but if there is something special about it, add that too. If it was a specific pattern or blocks, you might want to add that to. JMHO

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    I have no idea but it looks intimidating. SHe bought it two years ago from Hancock's for 6000.00 and I would never buy one like that. When I get my first lesson I will tell you. They have bought patterns and all. I do know you can walk away from it while it does a design on a shirt or someting. Too high tech for me. LOL.

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    Another thing I do is to add a 'closed pocket' on the back. In the pocket I put swatches of the fabric I used in the quilt. As the quilt gets washed so do the swatches of fabric. If the quilt ever needs to be patched, they have fabric to make the repairs.

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    I just remembered. I have bought labels for my swaps I have done on here from board members, but those were for me. Good idea, Burnsk, on putting the occasion. Will take time to locate them all since everyone from my mom down to my great neices and nephews have them. But from now on I am going to make sure that is the final touch. ♥

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Another thing I do is to add a 'closed pocket' on the back. In the pocket I put swatches of the fabric I used in the quilt. As the quilt gets washed so do the swatches of fabric. If the quilt ever needs to be patched, they have fabric to make the repairs.
    That is a great idea. I keep binders with my scraps and repair fabric for my quilts. Even if I give them away, I have them for future use. A little pocket makes more sense so it gets washed right along with the quilt. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    I have only made wall hangings, and one pillow. In quilting beginner class it was suggested we always put our names on our quilts. That one was a wall hanging and I embroidered my name in a corner. 2 other small wall hangings I made I put a hand written label on the back.

    A suggestion I heard on a Fons & Porter show was to make a muslin case (like a pillow case) for the quilt storage and put some patches of the fabric used in the quilt on it. If it is always washed with the quilt the fabrics will wear the same as the quilt and is available if needed for repairs.

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    I like to take pictures of the quilts that I make and cross stitch a label to the back with persons name and the occasion plus the year given. Makes it more personal.

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