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Old 03-02-2012, 05:38 PM
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It seems that all quilters, except me, have labels for their quilts. What kind of labels do you use? Do you somehow make them, buy them? What size are they? Please help because my family says that I should put my label on my work, but, I have nothing.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:42 PM
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Sewnsewer2 from this board makes beautiful labels. You could PM her.
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I always put a handmade label (usually made from a rectangle of one of the fabrics used in the quilt, edges folded over, and handsewn onto the back). I sometimes use fabric ink or markers to trace whatever it is I am writing (usually a title, the recipient's name, the date, my town and state, and either my name, or the name I use for my *business*). Other times (more often, actually) I trace whatever I am saying with water-soluble markers and then hand embroider over it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:57 PM
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If your sewing machine has letters to stitch on it, you can make your own label. Mine are pretty simple:
Made by "NAME"
"Month Year"
(sometimes the name of the quilt pattern)
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I personally embroider mine. I try to always put the name of person that made the quilt, city, state and year. Sometimes I will add a special message for the person receiving the quilt.
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I make my labels on my embroidery machine that way I can put what I want on them.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:06 PM
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I, too, usually hand embroider the label with the name of the pattern, date and my name. Sometimes I add the name of the person and a personal message. I use a solid or light on light to match the quilt and sometimes add a piece of one on the prints in a corner of the label to make it more interesting.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by JT View Post
If your sewing machine has letters to stitch on it, you can make your own label. Mine are pretty simple:
Made by "NAME"
"Month Year"
(sometimes the name of the quilt pattern)
That is a great idea - there at quilting books that show you how to make quilting labels - even paper pieced - I think that CONNECTING THREADS have labels you can print out on your computer - believe they are free
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:47 PM
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I bought a book of labels that you iron on to fabric. Then I use a thin line marker to trace over the lines in color. Sometimes, I embroider over it. They come with really cute patterns around where you put your name and date. I think I got mine on Amazon. They have all different labels like for baby showers, graduation, marriages, anniversaries, etc.
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I put my name and the date minimum. If needed I also put the name of the pattern and pattern maker---it's nice to give credit where it is due. Also if I didn't quilt the quilt--I add the quilter's name and location and my location.

I hand write mine (handwriting is getting rare) with a sharpie pen and heat set it with my iron. And yes--sometimes I flub it and have to do a second one.

I pick out a light-colored fabric with tight weave---sometimes I flip a fabric over. It's usually a fabric used on the front of the quilt. I like to iron on a piece of freezer paper on the back--it makes it easier to write on the surface.
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