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    How or do you label your quilts?

    Looking for some ideas on this. Thank you!

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    I use the fabric that that you run through a printer and make a border and type in the information on a program on my computer. Print it off and then Iron on with fusible tape and then hand sew it around the edge on the back of the quilt. Now, I have also used the same material or washed muslin, a fine permanent marker, and neatly written the information on the label, then sewed it on the back of the quilt. I put the name of the quilt, when and where it was completed, and my name and birth date. I usually iron on with a small bit of fusible tape and then either machine or hand stitch them on the back of my quilts. Just started quilting 2 1/2 years ago and I think I am on my 20th quilt. Love to quilt!!!!
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    Thank you! That sounds like something I can do pretty easily.

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    I have an embroidery machine and made a label that I sewed on my back. I thought I could easily embroider right on the backing before sandwiching it with the top and batting. I also gave a little info, like the class I took, the teachers name and the location. Of course the year and my name. I read where one lady "signs" her quilt. I can do this with my embroidery machine but she signs it then goes over her signature embroidering the outline stitch by hand. Thought it would be cool for someone to see your penmanship generations from now.
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    I picked up a pkg of brand new hankerchiefs and cut those in 4th. only have tohem part of it!!:-)

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    I usually use a piece of fabric from the quilt top to make my label.
    Using a marking pencil or pen (the kind that will wash away) I write who the quilt is going to; my name the month and year it was completed and where I live. Then embroidery over that. The labels are then hand sewen on the quilt. Wish my Mother would have done that on her quilts. I've created labels for her quilts, but it's not the same.

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    I pay sewnsewer2 here on the board to machine embroider mine!
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    I have used several different ways -
    1 - Pigma pen and write all pertinent info on the back (Name of quilt, to who, pieced by, quilted by and year is the basic)
    2 - Pre made labels that are sold by the panel
    3 - Stamped labels using special fabric ink
    4 - Using my embroidery machine
    There are so many options and ideas out there.

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    I free motion zig zag the name of the quilt, my name, and the year onto a coordinating piece of fabric. I attach that to the back, and THEN I start quilting. My quilting goes thru the label, and it verifies that that is the label with correct info for that quilt. Perhaps you have read that nice quilts are stolen, and the APB's are put out for them. This way, that quilt is embedded with my info!!

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    I like SmickChick's idea. It will keep its label on.

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    I make a personalized label in Photoshop, choosing my favorite fonts and embellishments. Then, I print it out on paper and trace it onto a contrasting fabric with a simple, ball-point pen. Lastly, I embroider over it, so no one will ever see the ink and blanket stitch it onto the back of the quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I pay sewnsewer2 here on the board to machine embroider mine!
    I do this for special quilts, too. She does beautiful work and is priced right.

    For general quilts, I use a pigma pen right on the back of the quilt. Nothing to sew and nothing that can be removed.

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    Lots of good ideas! I am going to contact sewnsewer2 to hopefully see what this looks like.

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    I prefer to take a square of fabric (something I used on the front) and fold it in half diagonally to form a triangle. I use a pigma pen (I think that is what its called ) and write all the pertinent information...name of quilt, my name, date, and place (in case I ever move away ) and I add a doodle. I sew the two rough edges into the corner of the quilt within where my binding sewing line will be using a zig zag. Then I add the binding. That secures it on two edges and then I hand sew the diagonal edge in place.

    All my quilts have two edges of the label sewn to the quilt under the binding, if I keep it consistent then I'll remember 30 years from now...hopefully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I pay sewnsewer2 here on the board to machine embroider mine!
    ......Ditto
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    I use fabric from my quilt and design my own labels. I use the Edwardian Script on my computer for the lettering, then I hand embroider it or use the Pigma pens.

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    I have fabric that I bought just for labels. I cut them 6 x 9. I write the info on and set the ink. This may seem very large, but I put a lot of information on my quilts.
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    I sign and date on the lower right corner of the top itself and include quilter if I've sent it out. I make double sided quilts so doesn't matter which side.

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    When I was up north, my SIL and DB had a family cookout so I could see everyone. She showed me a quilt given to her by her mother. She said she was a little sad that she couldn't find the label. There was nothing on the back. It was a beautiful Dresden pattern on white. Looked on the front lower right hand corner Dresden was the label in the center of it. Her mother had embroidered it. She pulled out another quilt given to her and we found the label embroidered also in the lower right hand corner of GMG in the petals. There was also other information other places in the quilt. Different initials for those who worked on the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    I pay sewnsewer2 here on the board to machine embroider mine!

    SewnSewer2 has been making all my labels. At guild meetings her labels draw more attention and compliments than my quilts ) She does lovely work and is turns them around very fast. In fact another label is winging it's way from her to me again! You won't be disappointed with her work!
    Smiles from Idaho,
    Onalee

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    I usually make a label using the embroidery machine

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