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Thread: Hand Made...by Machine?

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    Okay so I'm trying to figure out how to label my quilt for the United Way silent auction...

    Hand Made by machine?? It's sounds funny. How do you say the quilt was hand made, without making people think it was hand pieced and hand quilted? Both were done by machine.

    As always, thanks for helping me out...:)

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    home made would work. that way people understand that there is a person who made the quilt.

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    What if you say "handcrafted?" Or "created?"

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    machine pieced and quilted

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieT
    machine pieced and quilted
    Or
    Designed, pieced and quilted by Michael.

    That's enough.

    Those that know will know. Those that don't still won't, but at least they'll know it didn't come from the Pottery Barn. ;-)

    I don't think you need to specify the method.

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    I liked created

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieT
    machine pieced and quilted
    Or
    Designed, pieced and quilted by Michael.

    That's enough.

    Those that know will know. Those that don't still won't, but at least they'll know it didn't come from the Pottery Barn. ;-)

    I don't think you need to specify the method.

    I agree :)

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    Of course, there's another angle to throw into the mix when a person only does the piecing and not the quilting. It's no longer the work of only one. In that case I think "created by " both the piecer *and* the quilter is most appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortstuff
    I liked created
    me too :P

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    Specially made for _______ by ___________.

    One-of-a -kind quilt made by ______________

    I've wondered about how to label things, too.

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    Is it a pattern or came out of your head. If yes it can be original design or creation by michael.
    Or original design lovingly created for the unit ed d way by michael

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    Every quilt is "hand made" if you think of it. Just say,
    Made by and your name. If it is an original design, mention that and if you used a pattern from someone's book, give that person the credit by adding:

    "A --------design"

    Carol J.

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    Ditto

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    This was a Tube quilting design. So I can say "A Missouri Star Quilt Company Design" because that's where I saw it. :)
    So does this look ok? Or too wordy?

    Quilt: Simple Scraps
    Size: Lap Quilt
    Desc: A quilt created by scraps from previous projects. All fabric is quilt shop quality. Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt, and quilted with Superior brand quilting thread.

    Pieced and Quilted by Michael Holmes.
    Design by The Missouri Star Quilt Company

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    Okay so I'm trying to figure out how to label my quilt for the United Way silent auction...

    Hand Made by machine?? It's sounds funny. How do you say the quilt was hand made, without making people think it was hand pieced and hand quilted? Both were done by machine.

    As always, thanks for helping me out...:)
    What about "custom made"? Which it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KR
    What if you say "handcrafted?" Or "created?"
    I like "created", even better than my suggestion of custom made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeannieT
    machine pieced and quilted
    I agree with you...

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    I didn't know that the design idea orginated with the MSQC, did it? The method, maybe, but think the actual design idea is much older than that. To be honest, if it was me, I'd leave that part off of the quilt itself. For the label, I think the:

    Pieced and Quilted by Michael Holmes.

    with the year and location added to it.

    Maybe tuck the rest in with a small sign to be displayed with the quilt. I know you want to give credit where credit is due, but that would be more label than what I'd want, personally. :)

    I wanna see the quilt, btw!! ;)

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    I would just say, machine pieced and quilted by (your name.) No one would care where the fabric came from or the brand of thread.

    Good luck

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    What's wrong with saying "hand made"? Did you use your feet?
    Hand pieced=stitched by hand
    Hand quilted=quilted by hand
    Hand made=made by using your HANDS....

    So, "Hand made, machine pieced, machine quilted"
    or "Hand made, machine stitching"

    cutting, pinning, sewing, sandwiching, quilting - all done by your hands....

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    Ohhh and just to clarify, this is for the silent auction card so people know what they are bidding on.

    Not the actual label that is on the quilt.....I never label my quilts....(I know I'm bad and that I should...I just haven't yet)

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    Simple Scraps

    Hand made ( or Created by or Home made) by Michael Holmes

    optional date in smaller numbers and maybe washing and drying instructions


    Hand made does not equal hand pieced and hand quilted to me. If I pieced and quilted a quilt by hand I would state so hand pieced and hand quilted. Hand made-To me it means you sat behind sewing machine and made it. It was not some big machine in a factory.

    I can't wait to see it.

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    Pieced and quilted by__________
    in 2011

    This is what I do. I let them figure out if its by hand or machine. its not hard to tell, and most who collect quilts or buy them easily figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miholmes
    This was a Tube quilting design. So I can say "A Missouri Star Quilt Company Design" because that's where I saw it. :)
    So does this look ok? Or too wordy?

    Quilt: Simple Scraps
    Size: Lap Quilt
    Desc: A quilt created by scraps from previous projects. All fabric is quilt shop quality. Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt, and quilted with Superior brand quilting thread.

    Pieced and Quilted by Michael Holmes.
    Design by The Missouri Star Quilt Company
    Fine for the card. For the label your name and date are sufficient.

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    Custom made usually means made according to a specific size, color and style, just for one person and one of a kind.
    Michael, your idea is perfect and gives all the information needed for someone interested in purchasing your quilt.
    Answers all the questions about contents, designer and who made it and who is donating the quilt.
    Go for it, you are on the right track.

    Carol J.

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