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Thread: labeling question

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    Super Member MissTreated's Avatar
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    I'm working on a baby quilt for a shower. The shower is before the baby is born, about 5 weeks or so. I don't know what to put on the label. Should I not attach a label? Put a label on it after the kid is born? I wanted to make a pieced back and put the label in the piecing, but what to say? Just who made it and a date???

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    Thats what I would do. Maybe leave a spot for Name and date and give a fabric pen along with it?

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    Great idea incorporating the label into a block. I would send a pigma pen with the quilt, too :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    Thats what I would do. Maybe leave a spot for Name and date and give a fabric pen along with it?
    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Great idea incorporating the label into a block. I would send a pigma pen with the quilt, too :D:D:D
    That's exactly what I did when I sent our daughter the quilt I made for our new granddaughter, as we were unable to deliver it in person. That seemed to work very well.

    If you don't put a label on it, then there's no record of your work.

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    I would definitely sign it and date it. You could add something like "Made especially to welcome your newborn into the world" "Created for your bundle of joy" I don't know if you're sewing or printing, that could have a lot to do with what you add to the label I suppose.

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    I have given a couple that I made the label later. In fact I have one out that I have finished the label, I just need to borrow the quilt back to sew it on for them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissTreated
    I'm working on a baby quilt for a shower. The shower is before the baby is born, about 5 weeks or so. I don't know what to put on the label. Should I not attach a label? Put a label on it after the kid is born? I wanted to make a pieced back and put the label in the piecing, but what to say? Just who made it and a date???

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    I always put a label on my quilts. In the case of a baby shower, the label reads: "Made especially for Baby *******", then my name and date of the shower or when the quilt was finished.

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    My labels on baby quilts say "Made with love, prayers and a few imperfections by S____Y_____, and date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gramqlts
    My labels on baby quilts say "Made with love, prayers and a few imperfections by S____Y_____, and date.
    Aw, I just LOVE this!! :thumbup: Thanks for sharing.

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    Just put your name and the date made. Tell them you can add the baby name later if they want.

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    Thanks, all. Yes the quilt is for a shower (next weekend) and I'll have to figure something out. I might even just give her the top and finish it after.

    Picked out the background yesterday, I sure could have used some of you at the fabric store! What I had in mind, they didn't have. So I bought something that looks great, in fact, couldn't make up my mind so I bought 2 pieces. I'm sure you all know the exercise... Anyway, it allows me to use something I have at home for the border, making this purchase the only one I had to make to do the quilt. Perhaps not as much fun as buying all the fabric, but much more satisfying. Using my stash is a very good thing!

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    I've decided to give the quilt un-labeled, however, with an unprinted label, with the understanding she will let me label it when the baby was born, named and all that. They live close to us, so it will not be a problem to anyone. It beats what one of my smart-azzed friends said, "Just include a sharpie with it." Uh-huh.....

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