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    Bo Nash

    Has anyone here used that Bo Nash?

    I have an issue where I am working on some memory quilts and I have labels made. The labels are "wordy" and are large (8 x 10 or so). So when I put them on the back of the quilts they are a little "floppy"

    I am wondering if this Bo Nash could be used to keep them from being so floppy in the middle? I do sew the labels on and the edges are fine - I just don't like that large loose area in the middle

    Any thoughts?

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    I haven't used that product.

    I have used misty fuse for large labels. I also double the fabric size for labels. Fold in half with RST. Stitch down the sides (sometimes 2 sides/sometimes 3 sides. The labels are sewn on with the binding in corners. The two other sides are tacked down with hand stitches.

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    I have used Bo Nash and it works well, although I wasn't using it exactly the same as you plan to use it . The girl who answers their phone is extremely knowledgeable and helpful . Be sure to buy the sheet that you need to use with it and I wish I had bought the big one .
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    Have you considered adding the label before quilting? This would solve your issue without having to put a fusible on.

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    I have done the corner of the quilt to help the binding hold it. These labels are embroidered and I am afraid of what the quilting would do. Would it look bad? I have just sewn some spots - like tacks to help. But I don't like that either

    Feline fanatic - have you put a label on before quilting? I would like to see how that looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    I have done the corner of the quilt to help the binding hold it. These labels are embroidered and I am afraid of what the quilting would do. Would it look bad? I have just sewn some spots - like tacks to help. But I don't like that either

    Feline fanatic - have you put a label on before quilting? I would like to see how that looks
    I have only done it a couple of times and the quilts are no longer in my possession and I don't have pictures. It looked just fine. On one the label was hand embroidered so mostly stem stitch for the writing. The other was done with micron pigma pens. In both cases the labels were not near as big as you describe, 8 x 10 is pretty large. On average my labels are about half that size, maybe a little bigger. I tend to only put the following on my quilt labels:
    Name of quilt
    Year quilt was completed, IOW I only put "2018". I do not put start and finish dates, even if the quilt took years to make.
    "made by" and then my name usually as a signature (because I hand embroider my own labels it is relatively simple to embroider my signature)
    My town and state.
    I don't do dedications or purpose (like wedding gift or Christmas gift for my brother/mother/sister, etc)
    If I am feeling particularly ambitious I may embroider a little something on the label. Like a flower, animal, quilt block, seashell, etc

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    I don't have any problems because I don't put labels on my quilts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    I have only done it a couple of times and the quilts are no longer in my possession and I don't have pictures. It looked just fine. On one the label was hand embroidered so mostly stem stitch for the writing. The other was done with micron pigma pens. In both cases the labels were not near as big as you describe, 8 x 10 is pretty large. On average my labels are about half that size, maybe a little bigger. I tend to only put the following on my quilt labels:
    Name of quilt
    Year quilt was completed, IOW I only put "2018". I do not put start and finish dates, even if the quilt took years to make.
    "made by" and then my name usually as a signature (because I hand embroider my own labels it is relatively simple to embroider my signature)
    My town and state.
    I don't do dedications or purpose (like wedding gift or Christmas gift for my brother/mother/sister, etc)
    If I am feeling particularly ambitious I may embroider a little something on the label. Like a flower, animal, quilt block, seashell, etc
    I used to do a lot of hand embroidery and I'm thinking about getting back into it. I may try hand embroidering my next quilt label. Thanks for the inspiration.
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    Just a thought for your label.

    You can use a strip of steam a seam to hold the label in place.

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    Bo Nash will hold the label just fine. It will not be stiff like if you use a fusible but will stay soft. I like using it when I do applique.

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    I just looked up Bo Nash. Why have I never heard of this product before. I am ordering some right now.

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    Glad I'm not the only one that had to look up to see what this product was! I'd never heard of it before.

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    Although I think Bo Nash would work, why not a very light weight fusible?

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    thanks everyone I have tried themo bond ultra but I didn't like that. the hold was not the greatest and I could see where the strips were.

    i think it may work but I just wanted to look for some options

    what would be an example of a light fusible that would work?

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    I use “Aleene’s OK to Wash It” to glue the centers of my labels on, and stitch the perimeter.
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    Have you thought of using light seam-a-steam sheets to fus the label to the quilt? I make my labels in a triangle shape, embroider what I want on it, fold into a triangle and machine sew 2 sides along with the binding so that just leave one edge to hand sew to the quilt. Its a fairly large label too and never had any issues with it flopping around.
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    I just checked and there is a 5 min video on using the BoNash. it is listed as "repair a holle in fabric by www.gonash.com. I have used it for many things and find it amazing. You will need the sheet that goes with it.

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    I too had never heard of BoNash but it looks great!

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