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Thread: Labeling your work

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    Senior Member flikkem's Avatar
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    I put a "Created by____" label on my works I'm keeping or if I don't know who the recipient will be. I make personalized labels for gifts with the year they were completed.

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    Randa, I use a square of fabric, color your choice, and baste it to the back of my quilt. After I have put the information such as date, place, name, or any other pertinent information, even to the name of the person to whom I gave the quilt, I then baste it down and quilt it into the quilt. It makes it much tougher to remove the label in case of theft. Plus, who knows how long your quilt will be around? Maybe lots longer than you might think. This also has a good side to it: When my son was married I wrote on the label that it was his quilt, given in honor of his wedding. When he was divorced, there was no question about who got the quilt! So, label all your quilts.

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    Sometimes I have found a place to write my name and date in a corner (as long as it would not be too obvious!) or on the backside on the binding. One I tucked away underneaeth a hanging sleeve too! Some of my quilts I haven't labeled, but I think I will go back and do that just for the historical aspect.

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    Lately, I have been finishing quilts that my aunt (80 yrs old) started. One i used a label that came off a bolt of fabric. When I made teddy bears out of old baby quilts that my grandma made, i included Grandma's name (birthdate & death date), my uncles' names & their birthdates along w/ who made the bear (me, granddaughter)....I always include dates

    I put as much info as possible because what i'm currently working on will be passed down thru future generations & i'm wanting the story to not get lost down the road when I've gone over the rainbow.

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    I always put the name tag on before I sew the binding on that way is is harder to get off I hand stitch around and secure it to the back with tiny stitches as it makes it harder to get scissors between the threads.

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