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Thread: What do you put on your quilt label?

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    Junior Member coffeebreak's Avatar
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    What do you put on your quilt label?

    I am making labels for the quilts I am making my grand kids for christmas. I would love to hear what ya'll have "said" on your labels.
    Need suggestions for:

    I am including a bible verse on each of them. Where do I put that..between the "to"and the childs name and the "from" and my name? Put is first, then the "to" and "from"? Or after all that?

    I figure "Made especially for: (child's name) to start, and then ending with....they call me Nanny, but should I put something like "your grandmother, Nanny" or .......?

    I have a step grand son...don't know him very well..he is 11. But I hope that we can get better acquainted.And he calls me by my first name..as his mother wasn't married to my son, when we first met. Now that they are married...I am not sure if he wants to call me Nanny as he is 11 and getting older, and I am not able to ask him what he'd like to call me. Unless I can find that out...what do you suggest I put on his quilt for the "from" signature?

    Thanks so much for any help!

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    Senior Member donac's Avatar
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    I had once read that you should make sure that you include your maiden name on the quilt.

    I have been married for 34 years. I took my dh's name with no problem and never use my maiden name not even for a middle initial. I do sign with my maiden name on a quilt. I read once that it will tell the future owners which side of the family it came from.

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    Whatever you say, it must come from your heart. I put this on my granddaughters quilt.
    "When you wrap up in your quilt, know that every inch was stitched for you with love and a piece of my heart was shared. Your Gram, my name, Christmas 1012

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    Junior Member coffeebreak's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fayzer View Post
    Whatever you say, it must come from your heart. I put this on my granddaughters quilt.
    "When you wrap up in your quilt, know that every inch was stitched for you with love and a piece of my heart was shared. Your Gram, my name, Christmas 1012
    That is beautiful. Think it'd be to much to put that same thing on each child's quilt?

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    It depends.....Sometimes I have included a family history of the quilt, other times I just put the To:.... Love, ..... I always date the quilt.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    I have two standard labels. For example:

    Star shine quilt by Mary Smith
    Designed by Jane Doe
    Somewhere, xy
    Date

    Or:

    Summer breeze quilt by
    Jane Doe
    Someplace, xy
    Date

    If it is for my family or a friend I may include a note on top part of the label.

    I am sure this is not the "right" or the only way but that is what I do.
    Good luck!

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    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
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    My labels say,

    "name of quilt"
    made especially for
    name name
    by her/his
    grandma/aunt/great aunt (whatever my relationship to them is)
    my whole name

    If somebody else quilts it I add

    professionally quilted by
    their name

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    For someone really special I prefer not to consider it a label but a part of the backing. I'll include a saying/poem/ or other pertinent wording.

    Then I do the name of the quilt, who it is for, my name and city, and then the date.

    Having said the above I will now admit that due to some medication I am on for a little while more I cannot process making the labels the way I want. So I am giving 2 quilts with pigma pen writing on them and keeping it simple.

    We do what we can. And I'm glad for all that I can do!

    ali
    Have fun quilting! If it isn't fun, you will miss a lot.
    ali

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