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    Senior Member RatherB Quilting's Avatar
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    Hi all. I just finished this quilt for a friend's baby and I want to put a label on it so I can recognize the individual who did the quilting. I wondered if any of you have advice for a good way to do labels that would be permenant through washings. I am hesitant to use permenant marker, cuz in my experience, it eventually washes out.
    Any help you guys could give would be wonderful

    From the quilt book: Quilting for Baby. Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch
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    Those monkeys are adorable! I embroider my labels, so not sure what to say about that.

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    I always vote for embroidered label , if you have the time.
    copy a nice font from the computer, use a light box , trace & stitch. I like the hand work.

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    What a darling quilt!
    I usually hand embroider a label.

    (I usually iron on freezer paper on the piece of fabric I want to use for the label. It needs to be 8" x 10". I type my label using whatever font I want (in the color of the embroidery thread I'll be using). Then I feed the paper (freezer paper with fabric---fabric side up) through my printer. I have had good success using this method although have to admit have jammed printer a couple of times.

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    Cute quilt!!! I use an iron on label frame, then I use permanent fine point Sharpies to write in the information. If I could I would get a rubber stamp with permanent fabric ink, or have some labels embroidered.

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    I make embroidered labels. Usually I use a leftover block backed with some of that tear-away stuff.

    It was suggested to me some time ago, if at all possible to put the label on before quilting, it makes it more permanent.

    I like to put the name of the quilt, who made it (me), significant name and date of the person receiving it, and the quilter, if need be. I just finished a baby quilt and had to gift it before the baby was born. I gave the blank label to the mother-to-be with an explanation that it will be filled after the baby is born.

    BTW, adorable quilt!

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    Gorgeous quilt! I always just hand embroider a label onto the quilt.

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    If you want to use a pen, don't use sharpie, youa re right that they eventually come out. Use a pigma pen by micron, I have a quilt that is 10 years old and been through many multiple washings and the pen still looks like I wrote it on there yesterday.

    Very cute blanket!! Was that a pattern? I'd love to try that one.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    I love your quilt! I usually print my labels on the inkjet fabric sheets. I haven't been doing this for long, so I'm not sure how long it lasts. I have messy handwriting and do not have an embroidery machine, so I choose this method.

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    Your quilt is so cute, love the monkeys. I don't usually remember to add a label :(

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    What a precious quilt!!!!

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    I have started embroidering mine. It holds up better.

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    What a delightful quilt. I will have to look for that book.

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    This is SO adorable...

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    Thanks all! I think I am sensing that embroidery is the way to go. This should prove interesting having never embroidered!
    Rachel: The pattern is from the book "quilting for Baby" by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch. It's got tons of really really cute baby things in it! If you or anyone else tries the monkey quilt, be sure to post piccies!

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    Here is an interesting link about labels:

    http://pepperberryandco.blogspot.com...ur-crafty.html

    And you can also buy inkjet printer fabric paper - June Tailor brand at Joann online and you can go on the June Tailor website and get quilt label templates to use - that you put through your printer and then iron on your quilt. I have never tried it, but it's on my list of things to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherB Quilting
    Thanks all! I think I am sensing that embroidery is the way to go. This should prove interesting having never embroidered!
    Rachel: The pattern is from the book "quilting for Baby" by Jeanne Stauffer and Sandra L. Hatch. It's got tons of really really cute baby things in it! If you or anyone else tries the monkey quilt, be sure to post piccies!
    RatherB, I've got that book and have done this one too. Aren't the quilts fun? I've also done the worm/caterpiller.

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    Your quilt is sssoooo cute! I love it! Fab-U-Lus!

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    Very cute quilt - is there a pattern available for this?

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    Love your monkeys !!!!!

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    I print mine with my computer. I've washed some several times, and they seem to hold up. With a baby quilt, however, and frequent washings, it might not last. Embroidery would be safer.

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    I love this quilt. The colors and prints are not traditional baby selections which make it so unique and wonderful. Great job!!!!

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    I just used a Thimbleberries fabric label on a quilt and used a gel pen, that is suppose to be permanent and waterproof. It didn't bleed and looked really good. However, I tried to make it more permanent by ironing over it numerous times. Think this might work?

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    Walmart carries a double ended pen, fine line and brush, just for use on fabrics, labels, decorations etc. Guaranteed not to come out in repeated washing. Many brands of labeling pens are sold made just for fabric.

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    I use a pigma micron pen. It does take awhile but the
    sharpies do eventually fade out. I use an embroidery
    machine most of the time now.

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