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Thread: Do you label your quilts?

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    I'm new to quilting, and have only made two quilts to far. Do any of you label the quilts somehow, so it has your name and the date it was made? If so, how do you do that?

    The two quilts that I made were for my twin niece and nephew, I wanted to label it somehow but I wasn't sure how to do it.

    Thanks!
    Jodi

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    I have started to label my quilts. I didn't in the beginning though. Usually just a simple "Made with prayer (date) for (name)" Sometimes it is on the back, sometimes in a block on the front. Just depends on how it strikes me at the time.

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    I place a label on the back of each quilt, ex:
    To Kylie
    Happy 6th birthday
    Made with love
    By
    Aunt Theresa
    Nov 23,2010

    Or I may say

    Pieced and quilted
    By Theresa R
    November 2010

    I use photo fabric paper and print label from computer, and hand stitch to back of quilt. There are many ways to label and some put on much more info on label then I do.

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    Lots of people just write the details on a piece of fabric. You need to use a marker that is fabric friendly, so it doesn't run or fade.

    I sew that to another piece of fabric (with the information on the inside) and leave an opening so that you can turn it right side out (then whip stitch it shut).

    Then you can hand tack that to your quilt.

    I recently learned how to put the information in the computer and print it out on fabric that can be run through a printer. Got the "Sew-in Colorfast Fabric Sheets for Ink Jet Printers" by June Tailor, Inc. at JoAnn's.
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    In long arming most quilters want the quilt to come from them and really don't want a label on their work of art to include us.. Some do. I had digitized a grasshopper as that has become my nickname and put it in the extra area to the side of a Quilt of Valor I was doing for a local guild just to test the pattern. The ladies saw that and made a label out of it for that quilt and said they all want a grasshopper now, just in case I ever get famous or something! Ha Ha. So now I stitch a grasshopper in the outer edge of all my jobs and they can fold it in at the corner and bind it inside or make the label out of it.Some want a really small grasshopper stitched in the outer edge of the top camouflaged in an area that's hard to see.

    Several of our clients do want labels made with little sayings, the date, and who it is for, and even us sometimes. It's getting more and more a part of the long arming as they want it sewn in to the pattern. I guess some quilt thieves have started peeling off the labels and replacing them with their own--terrible but true-- so if its sewn in the quilt tops quilting that makes it much more difficult for this to happen. Take Care---Dave B.(grasshopper)

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    I must have been writing as the last post was coming in from Jeanequilts---WHAT A GREAT IDEA!!!!!---Dave B

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    My quilts are always for family or friends. I just sign my name BJ and the year it was finished in the back of the binding.

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    I most definitely do put a label on each quilt. If one of my quilts happens to last 100 years and one of my descendents owns it, I certainly want them to know at least a little about the person who made it. I always put my name, my town, and the year, but sometimes add information on who the quilt was made for and/or the occasion. As I'm not really fond of the actual quilting process, I also give credit if someone other than me quilts it. Each and every quilt deserves a label which tells something about the person who gave of themselves in making it.

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    I always put two labels on the back, in the 2 bottom corners
    1. My name, when and where it was made
    2. Name of quilt (if it has one), for whom made (if I know that) from whom, if not me; sometimes a greeting
    e.g.: Happy Birthday

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    I label all my quilts except baby quilts. I put "name of quilt" Made for _____ by his/her mother/grandmother/sisterinlaw/cousin etc my name, then the month and year and if it's quilted by somebody else I add at the bottom of the label "professionally quilted by soandso."

    I don't label baby quilts because little kids have a tendency to pick at things and might pull it loose.

    I use white muslin and cut it half an inch bigger all the way around than a piece of Wonder Under. After the WU is fused then I write my label with a fabric pen. I turn the edges under and fuse it to my quilt and then do an inivisble stitch around the edges.

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    I have started to label mine. Using a small piece of the quilt fabric, I write who I made it for and then my name, month and year it was finished and the state I live in. I embroider this info on the fabric using my embroidery machine and then I finish the edges nice and sew it by hand to the back corner of the quilt.

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    fantastic

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    I have put labels on a couple quilts. I am trying to do better. Right now my printer in a contrary mood and has decided it doesn't want to feed any thing at all through it. After the holidays, I will be getting a new printer.

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    I'm Sorry, Trf too--what a great idea!!!!!--Dave B.

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    Here is a sample of a label used on my grandsons' quilt.

    "Barbara’s Antique Quilt"
    Made with love
    For my Grandsons
    Tommy and Andrew
    By Grandma Barbara
    May it always keep you
    Warm and Safe
    Summerfield, FL
    Christmas 2008

    Barbara's Antique Quilt is the name of the pattern--not me.

    I make my labels on my embroidery machine. Really adds a nice touch.

    Barbara

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    After hearing you all talk I am goig to start labeling my quilts. I have 3 finish that have already left my house, I'm going to make labels for them too,

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    i've been finishing quilt tops made by others. I also made teddybears out of quilts that my grandmother made. I put gift tags on the teddy bears that said something to the effect of:

    I am made from quilts made by Alta ****(Born: 1/1/1895; Died: 12/25/1944) married to Harry *** on 00/12/00. Given to son,Richard 'Hank'***(born 00/00/00) Made by grandaughter and niece Becky ****** (born 4/11/00)

    I then signed my name and dated it.

    I include as much family history because it is my hope w/ what i am currently working on, that these things will be passed down to future generations after I am long gone.

    btw - there was enough of the tattered quilts remaining from my grandmother that i was able to get 5 teddybears - one for my mom & each of her 4 brothers.

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    I didn't label the only two quilts I've completed, but I want to label future quilts. Particulary the more unique ones like my video game inspired quilts. Several members in my family always say something like "100 years from now is anyone going to care?" when it comes to stuff done on a daily basis, but I like to think that maybe my Zelda sea map and stained glass series will last the test of time and someone 100 years from now will find interest in them.

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    Glad to hear from a fellow cheesehead, where are ya!--Dave B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-Jane
    Glad to hear from a fellow cheesehead, where are ya!--Dave B.
    I'm assuming you mean me? I'm from Black River Falls.

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    Yes you were the chosen one--LOL Pretty town! Any snow up there yet, heard we may be getting some today?

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    Funny you called me the chosen one considering the Legend of Zelda banner in my signature. lol.

    There was talk of a snow storm blowing through, but I have yet to see a single snowflake today. Snowed a little bit yesterday. It all melted by this morning, though.

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    I label all mine. I type a message then trace it on to quilters muslin and backstitch, then attach to quilt. This one was done in a variegated thread for my first great grandy - who turned out to be a girl. Want to put my name in case one of the other g.grans makes something similar - completely out of the question in this case though.
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    I try to label all of my quilts. Occasionally one gets by me without a label. I use the printer fabric in my printer. then sew it onto the back of my quilts. I put my name, location, and date the quilt was completed as well as the person for whom it was made if I made it for some one special.

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    Yep, I do label my quilts. Sometimes I write on a separate piece & sew it on, sometimes I just write directly onto the backing fabric. At the least, I put my name, city, state & date. Other times, I put the quilt name & who it's for & the occasion.
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