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Thread: My Goodness! Never Thought of it Before

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    My Goodness! Never Thought of it Before

    I've been quilting for 2 1/2 decades and never thought of this before. As some of you have seen, I write my quilt labels on a piece of fabric and then sew them on. I have a tendency to put a lot of information on them. I always had to guess where to start writing in order to have some of the edge to turn under. Last night I was working on several and wishing I'd turned them under and ironed them so they would stay. This morning I did just that, to some that have not been written yet. Now, I do not have to guess. Why did it take so long?
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    Just shows even veteran quilters can still come up with great ideas!

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    thanks for the tip
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    Sometimes the idea just 'clicks' regardless of how long we've been doing something! One of those ah-ha moments. Gotta love 'em.

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    Always innovated. I like your labels.
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    Every day one should learn something new!........

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    I have been sewing for 60 years and quilting for 40. I am amazed and thrilled that I continue to learn things (usually that make things much easier). And a great many of those things come from this site!!!!!! Thanks to all of you.

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    I'm a long time quilter and I learn new things at least once or twice a month. Some are things that should have been obvious but I tend to stick with what works. Your tip about the labels is much appreciated. Quilters are some of the most generous folks on the planet.
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    great idea.

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    I love it that you had write your label. Leaves a sample of your writing that will be treasured.
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    Despite how long we have been quilting, sometimes we may be late getting that "Aha" moment, but better late than never. I've had several of those "Aha" moments lately, guess you're never too old to learn new tricks.

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    Us quilters are always learning aren't we!!

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    I heard a fabric designer on a podcast (I have no idea who) talk about her line of fabric is going to contain lines similar to a piece of notebook paper. What a great way to write these labels.

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    Funny how that works. Been like that myself.
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    I love your label and labels in general. Just wish I'd labeled or signed every single one I've ever made. BUT can't go back now. Still even when there is a prescribed label for a quilt (i.e. a specific group label) I still at least sign my name. "Jackie Sewed/Quilted" or such.
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    Annie, I love your label. It gives such a personal touch to you quilt. I am going to be a "copy cat" and somewhat follow your lead. Thanks for sharing.
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    Thanks so much for all the nice comments. I too, have let a few slip away from me in the beginning. Now I make sure they have one before they leave this house. And about the lines, I have to put a piece of paper under mine when I am writing, or else all my lines will go uphill. I have very sloppy writing.
    Life is not a movie. No one is going to yell "CUT" when you make a mistake. - Anne L. Fulton

    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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