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Thread: How do you label a quilt

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    Senior Member ArlaJo's Avatar
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    Question How do you label a quilt

    I have made a lot of baby quilts as gifts and a few others but have never labeled one. I have an embroidery machine that I could use to make a label ( I think) How and what would it say? I just finished 2 for great grands coming and would like to do something.

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    You should definitely do something...GREAT grands? Wow. Congratulations!

    I've done labels using my embroidery machine but feel like more or less a newbie when it comes to labels. I just buy a ready made border and fill in the middle with words. Some here just use pens, but I know from a quilt I was gifted that after a few washings, those "permanent" markers start to get light--one of the original reasons I was interested in an embroidery machine.

    Here are a few of mine. a memory quilt for a Polish girl,Name:  julia's label.JPG
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    my father in law's:

    Name:  label for art.JPG
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    My daughter's:
    Name:  label 2 lydia.JPG
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    My son and his wife's:
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    for mom:
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    Most of the charity ones I do just a simple one saying the name of our organization and the address--one color.

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    sometimes I 'personalize' a label for who it's for, or a special occasion- I also always include- the name of the quilt, my name, city, state, fiber content and care instructions- sometimes a date too.
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    justflyingin ~ your labels are beautiful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    justflyingin ~ your labels are beautiful!!
    Thanks. My mom loved hers!

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    How about something like this? http://www.pixiesrule.org/Baby_Quilt_Labels_2.htm

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    I think only three things are truly necessary in a quilt label - who made it and who is the recipient (if known), where it was made (which further identifies the "who"), and a date. It's nice to add the occasion, care instructions, private message etc. - but the important things IMHO are who, when and where.

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    I agree with Grandma Bonnie! Just beautiful!

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    no embroidery machine here. I just use a piece of fabric that is fairly solid and that writing can be seen on. Lately I have been inserting it in a corner. The fabric is a folded square, so I have a nice edge to tack town. The raw edges get sewn down along the seam line before I put my binding on. Wish I knew how to blur lettering! That is why I erased the baby's name...one more thing to put on my "I need to learn out to do this on the computer' bucket list!
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    I am in the middle of a memory quilts project, and for first time I considered labeling. I have made quilts in the past and now I can't remember for sure what year I made them. I have a sewing machine that does letting and so now I treat my quilts just like I would a picture I painted. Date and name... only I don't want my name. I put "TMK 2013" for Teresa Meyer Keepsakes.. then I know for sure what year I made them. I want my name to be understated.... to personalize I don't think my sewing machine can give me what I want. There is someone here on the board who makes beautiful labels sewnsew2. I am very pleased with her labels she made for me and may very well use her again I don't know if my attachments worked right, but her labels are beautiful
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    I usually do my labels on the computer using my Adobe Photoshop program and then print on fabric sheets. Works well for me. I usually include to, from, date, why, and if a pattern - the name of the pattern.

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