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Thread: Getting Those Labels On

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    Getting Those Labels On

    I have just spent several minutes looking at my list of quilts I've made, and realize that there are SEVEN of them that do not have labels. Some were completed as far back as March. What a slacker I am. Do you ever get so involved with the quilts themselves that you let the last part slide for a while?
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    I really try to finish each project before I go on to the next.

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    Same here. I'm a real stickler for finishing up a project before starting a new one. Plus, my labels go on before I bind them, that way the label is part of the binding process...

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    I also label before I bind, but I've been known to let the binding slide for awhile, especially if I don't have a planned recipient.
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    Labels are the hardest thing for me to do - even after I preach at my granddaughter that an artist always signs her work! Finish a project before starting another - doesn't happen here - I work on at least 6 projects at a time and am usually planning several more as I work.

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    I have started sewing my label to the back of the quilt BEFORE quilting. That way I don't have to do any hand sewing, and the label can not be easily removed (especially if the quilting goes over it, too).

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    I put the label on before I quilt it. Hugs

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    I have yet to put a label on my quilts. I know...shame on me.

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    I started out with good intentions, and I suppose I still have them, but I haven't put a label on a quilt in a very long time. If I gift a quilt it does get a label though. And I do keep records, so I know when it was made, not that it matters that much.

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    I just hoop the bottom corner of the back, and do the label using my embroidery machine. Then binding is last, and it's ready to go to it's new owner.
    Normally, I do one quilt at a time. (normally, lol)

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    I am hiring someone to hand sew my labels in cause H A N D is a four letter word but yes I have a ton ready to be labeled. It is really hard to put the label on before hand now that I use a long arm to quilt them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I have yet to put a label on my quilts. I know...shame on me.
    Yep, same here. Maybe someday.

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    I'm one of those people who loves labels so I always get the label sewn on when I am sewing on the binding. I tell my daughter what quilt I am making and she finds beautiful clip art to go on my labels. I so enjoy sewing on my pretty labels! Unfortunately, I am not a person who finishes one quilt before starting the next one. Right now, I have 4 quilts in progress. I should finish 3 of them soon; but by that time, I'll probably have started other quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I have yet to put a label on my quilts. I know...shame on me.
    You are not alone I am embarrassed to say.

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    I always put a label on a quilt I'm giving away, but somehow the ones that live at my house have never gotten labels. I really need to go back and put labels on them all before I forget when and why I made them. Really, though, I only have about 5 or 6 that I have kept for me. One of them is several years old. This might be a good time to tackle them since I am between projects right now.
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    At first when I started, I didn't put labels on but now I do. What I need to start doing is put the label on before it is quilted, then I don't have to worry about someone taking it off easily.
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    I put the labels "made especially for and the person's name" before I quilt them. Problem, last night the Mother of twins expected any minute changed what she was going to name them. Now I have to figure out how to take out that block, that is embroidery with their name. It is at least in the bottom corner. On the front where a giant jack box takes up the whole front, their initial is on the box. Any idas for fixing this?

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    I found and bought the cutest darn labels last week at a store in Minneapolis - I will use indelible ink and put in my name and the date and the label says "THIS TOOK FOREVER". Love it! Edie
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    All the time! I have quilts ten years old that need to have a label. So I guess technically they are not all the way done. At least in my book.


    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    I have just spent several minutes looking at my list of quilts I've made, and realize that there are SEVEN of them that do not have labels. Some were completed as far back as March. What a slacker I am. Do you ever get so involved with the quilts themselves that you let the last part slide for a while?
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    I have only been quilting a couple of years and I was kind of lax about labels. Now I am making it the next step in my quilting process. I like the idea of a label before the quilting. I am going to try that.

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    I nearly finished a quilt last night without the label. I remembered it just in time to add it before sewing down the binding in the last corner! I don't usually fool with labels except on quilts that are going to family members or close friends.
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    I try to have my label made ready to go on the quilt as soon as it's finished.
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    I always try to incorporate some of the quilt design within the label. I do label all as I consider it part of the design. I hand embroider my labels - OK you can hate me now!!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    I never put labels on my quilts. I just don't think it's important 100 years from now to know who made them. I'm only talking about me - I'm not advocating this for anyone else. It's not that I make ugly quilts, I don't. They are as nice as most I have seen here and nicer than some and not as nice as others. It just seems like arrogance to me to say "I made this."

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    Me either, but I want to. I just haven't created the lables yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy View Post
    I have yet to put a label on my quilts. I know...shame on me.

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