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Thread: Quilting Labels on Quilts you Gift.....

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    if you don't label, at least sign it...

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    Label your quilts. It mine mean something down the road to know who made the quilt and who it was for and when it was made.

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    Yes, it is very important to label our quilts. We know we made it and whoever we gave it to knows, but what about 25 or 30 years from now? I have seven family quilts that I treasure: 3 made by my great grandmother, 1 by my MIL, and 3 by my grandmother. The only reason I know who made each is because my parents and husband knew who made it. I don't know when or where they were made. Some of our quilts really will last that long, so it would be nice to add some information so people will know who made it and when.

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    I have 2 lables ready for the next trip to my son's house. The christmas quilts he recieved will not be complete until the lables are attached. They were embroidered . I still have 2 more lables to stitch and I am caught up. I figure this will be my way to keep track of when and who recieved which quilt in the family. I also save pictures of each quilt.

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    Please label your quilts. I have a quilt from the Civil War era that was made by one of my great grandmothers. My mom told me which one, but now I'm not sure and my mom is gone. No one else knows these things.

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    I haven't done a label yet, but I do think we should even on the ones we keep. My earliest quilts are not labeled, and I don't remember when I quilted them, shamme on me.

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    I made my Dad a quilt from fabric showing carpenter tools & wood grain. The label read: To: Daddy from Joy with Love 2008
    Wood you believe when I Saw these, I just had to build one for you. Just felt like having a bit of whimsy.

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    I label every one of the quilts I create, even those that I keep for myself.

    I also take picture of each one and when I have it developed I have two prints made, one for my album and the other to use on a thank you note that I create.

    If I print a label, I save the "test" paper copy and insert that "label" with the picture.

    I probably should keep swatches of the fabric, but I don't, yet.

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    Definitely will label from now on and also getting the ones I have gifted labeled as soon as I can. I can get the dates made from my quilt journal. Everyone has had such good thoughts to share. ♥

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    Yes, not only put a label, but take a picture of it for my own record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    I have never put labels on any of my quilts I gave to family or friends. I think I will make them up and sew them on as I visit them.... Never thought about it's meaning until reading on the board. Does everyone do this?
    My sis has n embroider machine she has sitting and not using. Well, I have a good use for it. She is going to teach me how to use it. It has a whole wall of thread and everything needed. Something new to learn.

    Is it important to label our gift quilts?
    All those antique quilts you see were 'treasured family quilts' first. Now we can see who cared enough, and worked hard enough for those gifts. It is your legacy.
    I have a treasured utility quilt that DH's mom made, that I am going to label, so he can pass it to his children. It is their legacy too. I want them to have the info for the future. It was made during the 70's and NOT polyester, but loud cotton/poly colors. She was disabled all her life, but she left quilts, and afghans, to pass on her passion. You should too. IMHO

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    I have put labels on a couple of quilts that I gave to friends, but hate to admit that I don't do all my quilts. I really should and maybe someday I'll get around to it.

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    The other thing besides quilts that may be a good idea is a list of tops that we make and when. I have tops that I made back in the mid to late 80's,90's , But I don't remember when. I wish I did. Those little quilt books seem like a good idea. I am guessing now on the tops because that is what I am trying to get finished. Any new ones will be in a book for sure. If nothing else the date started, pattern etc.

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    I write on mine with an acid free pen. I have a dgs that has autism and he picks at any loose threads, ect, so I just wrote on it. Seems to be ok

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    Hi Debbie, My sister and I always put labels on our quilts, It also makes it a special gift for the person you are giving it to. I also have several embroidery machines and do labels and name tags for the ladies in our needle arts group. Have fun and enjoy the machine..

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    I did not use to but every quilt gets one now - even if I make the quilt for fun...someday someone will want to know what the blocks are called and who made the quilt.... My dear hubby makes them off the computer - for someone special... and the ones just for fun are labeled with permant pen -- on a part that doesnot show through....

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    If you are looking for sewing and embroidery machine look at the Baby Loc . I love mine have had it 5 years and no problems. It was running about 5 hrs everyday until I bought another Quilter's Baby Loc, now it runs all the time. Never had a problem They are more expensive but it's like pay now or later and having a machine that's not working again. My friends have other brands and are always having problems.

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    I have quilts from my great grand Mother I wish she had at least put dates on them. SAD

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    Put a label on each quilt I make whether it be for family, friend, Project Linus or soldiers.

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    I label every quilt I make. I have 3 quilts my great grandmother made...no labels on any of them. I would love to know when she made them and for whom they were made.

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    I put a quilt label on everything I make. If it is a gift I just put " Presented to blank blank on their blank birthday or whatever. Some have poetry or bible verses etc. I try to make them personal. Always date it, my name and city where it was made.

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    Maybe I'm just cheap or lazy, but all I do is use a permanent fabric marker. In an inconspicuous (to the design) corner I write who it's to, that it's from me, and what the occassion was such as "Happy Birthday, 2011" or just the date and an "I love you!". No one has complained so far! LOL!

    Donna

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaFreak
    Maybe I'm just cheap or lazy, but all I do is use a permanent fabric marker. In an inconspicuous (to the design) corner I write who it's to, that it's from me, and what the occassion was such as "Happy Birthday, 2011" or just the date and an "I love you!". No one has complained so far! LOL!

    Donna
    That is great, at least it has a date I just wish people could read my writing until then I have to use the embroidery machine.

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    I always put a label on my quilts, or table runners. Even if the quilts are just for me/my DH or DD. I just want a label there to "prove" I did it and when. It's fun looking back and seeing how far I've come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnsk
    Another thing I do is to add a 'closed pocket' on the back. In the pocket I put swatches of the fabric I used in the quilt. As the quilt gets washed so do the swatches of fabric. If the quilt ever needs to be patched, they have fabric to make the repairs.
    Great idea! How do you make the pocket?

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