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Thread: Anyone else "sign" their quilts?

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    I ALWAYS label my quilts. I make a label and after a class I took last week, I learned how to sign my name when I FMQ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink74
    I have only done a few wall hangings & two quilts but on the back of each square I date and sign it but also photograph them. I date and sign the whole top when finished but never thought to sign the outside...hmmm.
    Same here.

    Name of quilt, whom made for if applicable, date, my name and city and state. If it's from a pattern I try to incorporate that into the label, giving designer and periodical due credit.

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    This is a wonderful idea! As a new quilter, I actually haven't signed my quilts in any form whatsoever - granted, I've only made a bunch of wall hangings and pieced some tops, but maybe I should start! :)

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    Great idea I myself have not done this can't think of what I'd use. A friend who also quilts always puts a heart on every quilt from a fabric with hearts or embroidery.

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    Every one of my quilts, and every one of my fountains and bird baths has a ladybug hidden somewhere in plain sight. Ladybug Artistry is the name of my small, but growing little artistic business, Seems to be turning more toward the quilt side lately. I also include a label

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    I used to make labels, but now I sign somewhere on the face of the quilt. Hey painters sign their work on the front for all to see, why shouldn't we? I use a permanent pigma pen and write name, date,and location. On the back I write who it is for, occasion or other pertinent information.

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    Love all the responses! I'm still at the "meandering" stages of LAQ and find it's easy to make "heart" - so my quilts all have lots of hearts!! Then a label also goes on the back...

    For the grandkids - I've actually quilted their names on the quilts - not bad, but with practice I'll get there! :)

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    I thought everyone signed their quilts. I have been quilting for over 50 years. Every quilt gets my signature, to the person I make it for and the date it was given, in the lower right corner. This is hand written in a marking pen. Now that person knows I had made it just for them.

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    Really like this idea of a trademark hidden somewhere in the quilt. This would be in addition to the label attached to the back. Making labels from the computer (original designs of my own), or on my enbroidery unit, is a lot of fun and again allows me to show my artsy side.

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    I've made a few wall hangings, and put labels on the back. I'm working on my first bed size quilt. I like the idea of a "trademark" sign quilted in the quilt in addition to a label with information on the back. Have to think about one. I also liked the ideas on this post of having a memory book or journal that goes with a quilt - whether it stays with the quilt or the quilter.

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    I love this idea!!!!

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    I really like the idea of using a button...I am going to look for a cat button. I think it would be so cool...I have only completed two quilts and have them both so I can easily start if I can find a cat button.
    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I love this idea!!!!

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    Okay, I hate to admit that I have never signed or photographed any of the quilts/throws/wallhangings/pillows/tablerunners/placemats/ potholders/apron/sweatshirts or handbags I made and gave away as gifts during the past 30 years. It has only been since joining this board that the thought about adding labels has even crossed my mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Randa, I don't have an embroidery machine. I use a Peace Sign as my signature. I sneak it in somewhere by hand stitching it or stamping it with ink or if it has to be tiny I draw it with a Pigma pen.
    Will Pigma NOT wash out? I've heard talk on here that the permanent markers eventually wash out. I realize quilts don't get washed that often, but I want any signature to stay. I'm really leaning towards a hand embroidered signature of some kind. Heard today that some are printing on that special material that you run through your computer printer...you can customize what you want on the label. I just want my grandkids to know that I've prayed over the quilt and for them while making it. And the date it was given in love. Guess I'll have to tell them that part! LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randa
    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Randa, I don't have an embroidery machine. I use a Peace Sign as my signature. I sneak it in somewhere by hand stitching it or stamping it with ink or if it has to be tiny I draw it with a Pigma pen.
    Will Pigma NOT wash out? I've heard talk on here that the permanent markers eventually wash out. I realize quilts don't get washed that often, but I want any signature to stay. I'm really leaning towards a hand embroidered signature of some kind. Heard today that some are printing on that special material that you run through your computer printer...you can customize what you want on the label. I just want my grandkids to know that I've prayed over the quilt and for them while making it. And the date it was given in love. Guess I'll have to tell them
    that part! LOL!

    you don't have to buy special paper, just press the fabric you want to use onto freezer paper, trim to size for the printer & run it thru.. much much cheaper. i do it all time.

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    I do as well, my initials, date and my signature bichon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dljennings
    Quote Originally Posted by Randa
    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Randa, I don't have an embroidery machine. I use a Peace Sign as my signature. I sneak it in somewhere by hand stitching it or stamping it with ink or if it has to be tiny I draw it with a Pigma pen.
    Will Pigma NOT wash out? I've heard talk on here that the permanent markers eventually wash out. I realize quilts don't get washed that often, but I want any signature to stay. I'm really leaning towards a hand embroidered signature of some kind. Heard today that some are printing on that special material that you run through your computer printer...you can customize what you want on the label. I just want my grandkids to know that I've prayed over the quilt and for them while making it. And the date it was given in love. Guess I'll have to tell them
    that part! LOL!

    you don't have to buy special paper, just press the fabric you want to use onto freezer paper, trim to size for the printer & run it thru.. much much cheaper. i do it all time.
    And the ink from the printer is permanent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonangel12
    ...... DH came up with the symbol b/c he said that oftentimes when our lives are spiraling out of control, it's nice to just curl up under a quilt to pray/think/cry. I didn't know if it was a common thing to do or not.
    This is such an awesome thought. Give that DH of yours a great big hug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randa
    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    Randa, I don't have an embroidery machine. I use a Peace Sign as my signature. I sneak it in somewhere by hand stitching it or stamping it with ink or if it has to be tiny I draw it with a Pigma pen.
    Will Pigma NOT wash out? I've heard talk on here that the permanent markers eventually wash out. I realize quilts don't get washed that often, but I want any signature to stay. I'm really leaning towards a hand embroidered signature of some kind. Heard today that some are printing on that special material that you run through your computer printer...you can customize what you want on the label. I just want my grandkids to know that I've prayed over the quilt and for them while making it. And the date it was given in love. Guess I'll have to tell them that part! LOL!
    I do the same thing. I always pray for the person while I am making their quilt.

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    I've never had a problem with the Pigma pens or fabric ink pads washing out. I press them with the iron after the ink is dry. In fact I've gotten some of the ink on a t-shirt that I've washed dozens of times and it's still on there (where I don't want it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vivoaks
    Excellent idea!!! I may have to work on a cute little "something" to make my quilts "mine." Thanks for the great idea! I DO put labels on (using computer printable fabric, so it can be read), but never thought to have a small design just to signify that it's mine. Super!!
    Same here. I love the idea!

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    This is a reply to your photos on 'Flickwe'. I went there to visit. Love the fabric post cards and your photos were amazing. I am inspired to do some for share for the Christmas hoilday. Putting on my thinking cap. I love tree and some sort of Thanks giving fabric cards would be fun too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Not only do I sign my quilts, but I usually take a fabric pen and print my name, phone number and the year on the seam allowance at the top of each of my quilts.. The printing is covered when the binding is in place.. but could easily be loosened to reveal my name.. A nearly fool proof way to identify my quilts even if they should remove the label and other markings..

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    Never thought of doing that. I'm going to have to figure out my 'signature' emblem.

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    Good idea to sign your quilt. I never thought of a little feature to say it is yours. Thanks for sharing.

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