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Thread: What corner is quilt label placed?

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    What corner is quilt label placed?

    I think I have placed the label on wrong side (corner) being left handed. Where does it go? If quilt is facing you on wrong side, does it go on left corner? Thanks a bunch. I don't know why I don't know this by now.
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    I am eager to learn the answer to your question. I,too, am left handed. I am sure I put at least half of my labels on the wrong corner. On the other hand, half on my labels are on the correct corner. Now, thanks to you, maybe I'll soon be able to place all labels correctly.

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    I don't worry about it's location. My relatives have just asked that I place it at the bottom so that they can figure out which way is up or top and bottom.

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    Wow, I don't think it really matters.

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    It doesn't really matter and, actually, the way most people look for a label is from the front side, so turning over the bottom right corner is natural. That means a label on the bottom left corner when you're looking at the backside is just right. Don't sweat the small stuff; you're doing just fine.
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    Any where you want it to go. I place mine on the back, usually lower right corner. I have seen some that were placed in the design on the front, such as baby quilts.
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    I don't think it really matters either but I always put mine in the lower right hand corner as you are facing the back. Only because that's where I automatically look to be sure I've labeled it...
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    Thanks everyone, I going for it now!
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    I always put mine somewhere along the bottom edge, can be left, right or in the middle depending on the size of the label. Then I know which is the top and bottom of the quilt.

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    It only matters if you are planning to put the quilt in a show. Some people put them in the middle. For show quilts, I put it in the lower right corner, only because that is the local standard and does not inconvenience the show staff.

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    I tend to put mine in the lower left, so it's the lower right when you look at the quilt from the front. But it really doesn't matter. Having a label = good.

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    You can put a lable anywhere you want unless you are entering it in a show and the rules have a specific requirement for it. I think most people place them in the lower right corner of the back (when you are looking at the back). I have seen great lables that take up the whole center area of quilts. You are free to doName:  july31 061.JPG
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    A long as it is labelled is all that matters!!! I usually sew 2 edges into the binding, that way the label is not easily removed!! Your quilt=your choice!!!
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    I've seen them all over the place. Some are near the center and incorporated into a block, some are in one of the corners. Don't know that it matters - your quilt, your choice.

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    I always place mine bottom right - but I'm right handed. And I always have a top and bottom to every quilt, even a square one.
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    I can't imagine that there is a rule or standard for this. On all quilts that I have made and put labels on (confessing that I haven't done that on all the quilts I've made) I put it in the lower left hand corner when the quilt back is facing up. Just always seemed to be the right place to me.
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    Being left handed hasn't anything to do with it.

    Whew, just had to say that, as a fellow left-hander I avoid using that as an excuse for anything.

    Like others have said above, unless you are entering it in a show and need to follow their rules and regulations, put it where ever you wish. I like to use the triangle label like someone pictured above, it keeps two seams in the binding and less likely to be removed. I just put it on whatever corner strikes me at the time.

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    I usually put mine where I want them to be, however, when entering my "Woodland Creatures" quilt into the Tyler (Texas) quilt show, coming up on the 23/24 of this month....the rules/regulations say it has to be in the right side lower corner. I had to move my label from the middle (after 2 previous quilt shows which had no preferences). I do understand there rule tho.....that means they are all in the same place so they don't have to search for the labels when preparing the shows. ( I did work on preparing one last year and it does take some time looking for the labels)
    I am always amazed at how many quilters do not label their quilts! with a "permanent" type, sewn on label . We got a some with safety pinned , paper labels on their quilts.....go figure!
    As QM says...if you're not entering into a quilt show...put where it "melts your butter".

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    It doesn't really matter and, actually, the way most people look for a label is from the front side, so turning over the bottom right corner is natural. That means a label on the bottom left corner when you're looking at the backside is just right. Don't sweat the small stuff; you're doing just fine.
    This is what I do and the exact same reason. The right is the natural side to flip to look for a label, so you have to put it bottom left when looking at the back to get it there. But I don't think there is any right or wrong at all!! I am happy if my quilts even get a label!! Most don't!

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    you can put your label anywhere you want! i've seen them as a fairly large block right in the center of a quilt back- on the front, written along the binding, around a border, on the top, right, left, bottom, right, left, center, as part of the blocks on the top... there is no rule that says they have to be in any particular location...for show quilts i read once that a good place to put a (permenent) label was on the backing-at the top- under the hanging sleeve- then it may not be seen-known it is there- but if anything were to happen to the quilt it would be easy enough to prove it is yours-by lifting the hanging sleeve....anywhere you want!
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    I put them on the lower right - don't really have a reason, but that's where they tend to land because it makes sense to me.
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