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Thread: Different ways to attach quilt labels

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    Different ways to attach quilt labels

    Hi,

    I have never attached a quilt label. Well I tried the other night using a blind stitch but it looked awful(got bunched up at the end) And i ended up taking it off. Can someone tell me different ways to put a quilt label on that looks decent. I'd love a no sew or machine sew version or a hand stitch that isn't time consuming&/hard as I have RA and it is hard on my hands.

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    Some make it a 'block' and add it as part of the backing. Some do the iron on applique, some just write on the quilt itself. I have done all of them. If you add it as part under the binding and then stitch the other two sides of it that works also and looks very nice.

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    I agree with you - I am a lousy hand sewer and I usually write on thre back in marker. I think it kind of personalizes it and if I want to write a message live "Best Wishes" Happy Birthday or whatever I have all the space in the world to work with

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    Printed Treasures makes iron-on ink jet fabric sheets...available at JoAnn's among other places. You could easily print your label, iron it on before quilting and then the quilting would make it very secure.
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    Try putting the label and fusible interfacing right sides together and sew them 1/4 inch all around. Trim the corners a little, cut a slit in the interfacing and turn it so the label is right side out and the little bumps on the interfacing are on the back. You can then iron it to the place you want it. (Using a damp press cloth helps.) Then hand sew it to the quilt. I use either a blind stitch or blanket stitch.

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    You could make a triangular label and stitich in into the binding on one corner. Fold a square of fabric in half and write or embroider your message. Baste it to one corner then add binding. You can blind/applique stitch the angled edge or not. If the quilt is for a child, he/she might think it's fun to have that corner pocket on the back.
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    Most of my labels are printed on Printed Treasures. I can't hand sew due to my RA. I press the seam allowance under 1/4" & then use the machine to sew the label to the backing before quilting. Label is permanently secured to the quilt this way. Depending on how it is quilted, there may or may not be quilting going through the label.

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    I have made the label- then used a dryer sheet sewed to the front - make a slit to turn right side out and machine sewed it down. The dyer sheet pulls the raw edges in - does that make sense ?
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    @ sharon b: I love the idea about using the used dryer sheets! I hate turning under the edges of the label before hand-stitching it down. Thank you so much for the great tip!

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    I machine-stitch my labels to the back before I put the sandwich together.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. D you think it will be hard to guesstimate where to put the label on the backing if I am long arm quilting? Otherwise the triangle idea sounds good because I wouldn't necessarily have to hand sew thanks everyone

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    I print my own labels [I put the tute on the QB] and incorporate them into the quilt backing usually. When I just do a label then I will use a glue stick to keep it in place as I stitch it down ... don't do this much though as I prefer incorporating the label into the backing.

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    I really like to machine embroidery the label on the quilt back before quilting the quilt sandwich. I spread my top over the backing and mark where I want the label to be embroideried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    I have made the label- then used a dryer sheet sewed to the front - make a slit to turn right side out and machine sewed it down. The dyer sheet pulls the raw edges in - does that make sense ?
    Thanks so much for the great tip. I will try that on my next label.
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    I use the Printed Treasures, then attach fusable to the back. Cut with pinking shears to prevent raveling (there's minimal anyway). Iron to the back. DONE!!!
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    The fastest that I've seen is fused to the back before pinbasting, then zig zagged or machine blanket stitched to give it a finished look. Of course, this means that you have to FINISH it the same year (since most of us put the year finished on it), but you could always leave that part blank and write in the finish year with a Pigma Pen. If you don't like the feel of fusibles, use the wash out kind.
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    label on quilt

    I usually embroider it on a piece of fabric and incoprate it on two side when I put the binding on then I just have a small area to do the hand sewing. You could embroider the label right on the backing I have also done that.
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