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    Those are all great ideas and I'm going to start labeling all of my quilts. Does anyone have a pic of there label already on a quilt, so that I can actually see one?
    Thanks again for all of the suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccbear66
    Does anyone have a pic of there label already on a quilt, so that I can actually see one?.
    Here are some I have done... I failed to mention, I add mine to the quilt back BEFORE I quilt it. That way it is totally secure. No one is going to remove it. Barb C.

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    Thank you so much for sharing your labels with me. One more question, do you buy your fabric already ready for your printer or do you treat the fabric. I have been doing some searches and I have found several sites that sell a fabric pretreatment that you have to apply to the fabric then use freezer paper. That sounds like a lot of extra work to me and I was wondering if they sold sheets of fabric that is already pretreated and ready for the printer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccbear66
    do you buy your fabric already ready for your printer or do you treat the fabric. .
    I buy mine all ready. It is expensive, but I am just not that sure about running the homemade stuff through my printer. Barb

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    Although I haven't done it yet, :oops: I hope ALL quilts get a label! I know my mother has done smaller than wall hanging quilts to get an idea of what the finished product would look like. While I know who did it, one cannot always depend on the correct info. to be shared down the family line or to whomever is fortunate enough to find themselves owners of these lovely creations. I'm so proud of my Mom's work, I want people to know who did it! They may never meet her in person, but they will meet her through her work!

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    Here are a couple of my labels.
    I decide what I want to put on the label and type it out on the computer using a favorite font. After I print out a copy I trace it onto my fabric with the 'magic' blue pen and then do the embroidery work. Spritz it with water to get rid of any extra blue pen markings and applique the label to the quilt back.
    On Aunt Mildred's & Uncle Kenny's quilt the label was going to be huge so we divided it into thirds and then put a border around it to give it a more finished look.


    The saying at the top says, "Quilted with memories of the good times we've shared."
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    Thanks for sharing. I have definately decided that all of my quilts from now on will have a label.

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    Yvonne, I can't say enough about how beautiful those are.

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    Hi ccbear66. I always put a label on my quilts. If it is meant to be an heirloom quilt or is something special, I will attached the label to the back before quilting. The reason for this is that it is pretty much impossible for someone to remove the label since it means taking out the quilting as well. It's to help keep quilts from getting stolen, something that happens occasionally from shows or when mailing a quilt.

    I always put my name, the date, and the city and state where I created the quilt onto the label. I also put the name of the quilt, if I made it for someone then I put their name on it. I normally quilt all my own quilts but if I have someone else do the quilting then their name also goes on the label. These are all things I consider requirements. Things I might add if I have the space (I both make my own labels and use pre-printed labels), I will add in what pattern I used and the creator of the pattern. I have also been known to add in thoughts or a poem, something that may have inspired the quilt. I've also kept track of how many hours it has taken to make a quilt and when I do that I always add that to the label. People who don't quilt have no real understanding of how much time and work goes into making one of these and I've discovered if someone realizes it took several hundred hours to make it, they will be less likely to take it to the beach and throw it down in the dirt and sand. :shock: One thing I haven't added yet but am considering is putting a second label on the quilt that has instructions on how to care for the quilt so that it last.

    I hope this helps.
    ~Tiffany

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    I haven't done much quilting so what I say might sound dumb. I never seen a quilt with a label like the ones that you all do. When talking about labels I always thought that you would put one of those small store bought ones on it. I seen some that I had thought about buying when I make my grandkids a quilt. But seeing what you do looks good to me. I have freehand embroidery on my machine and haven't tried it yet. So I guess for now I will stick to the small store one. What do you think?

    Jeanette

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