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Thread: PLEASE, PLEASE Label your Quilts!

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    Junior Member JudyBsquared's Avatar
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    I don't write well so would like to make mine on the computer. I ordered a label CD but can't make it work. Does someone know a good computer label program or method. Do labels printed on fabric hold up through many washings?

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    For table toppers or table runners, I usually use the pigma pen to sign the quilt.

    For quilts I use Microsoft Word to create my labels -- I include a picture of me and the person I am giving it to if I have one. I print onto Printed Treasures -- usually printing 2 labels at a time. I include them in the backing and quilt over them.

    I need to make labels for the quilts made by my grandmothers and DH aunts before there is no one who remembers who made them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvstitches
    I use a fine tip pen and write my name on the lower right hand corner on the back of my quilts. Many quilters have told me not to do this but rather make a label. The reason I do it with pen is because a while ago I saw a very old quilt with the quilter's name in pen on the back. It was so nice to see her writing and made it more personal.
    I have made a few labels but mostly use a fine point Sharpie.
    The quilts are very lovely!
    I've never labeled a quilt, but I'd be willing to write my name on with a Sharpie!

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    Wow, so nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    I totally agree with you, we MUST label our quilts! With FULL names, not just 'to Eric from gramma' etc. I probably don't put enough info on mine either but I always put the full name of the recipient, my full name as Gramma Sue Balchak, and then my city, state, and date. Sometimes what the quilt is for ... b'day, welcome to the family, etc. Some people will put the name of the quilt pattern / block used and name of the designer if it applies. I think about doing it when it comes to making my label I forget that part.

    A label could / should be like a story, it will have more meaning and if the quilt lasts a long time, it might end up in a museum.
    How on earth does one fit all that information on a label? I don't have the money or equipment to make fancy labels like that, and I don't find writing on fabric with those fabric pens very easy nor very clear and neat.
    That isn't a 'fancy label' ... use muslin that has been stabilized with freezer paper ironed onto it, write it up on your computer and print it off. You can tell in your computer how big the 'label' should be or just print it on a piece of muslin a bit smaller than 8.5 x 11 and trim what isn't needed. I then press heatNbond lite, or any fusible web to the back of the label ... and iron it onto the backing . This heat sets the ink. Then I stitch down the edge of the label and it all gets quilted down securely.

    Not fancy. Not difficult, not expensive. If you don't have a printer, you probably have a friend or family who does and will let you make it at their house.

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    Wow those are beautiful!

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    Absolutely a reminder worth saying again and again!

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    They are great ~ I love the old quilts. My somewhat of an educated guess would be that the red quilt dates around 1890. Can't date the first one, would need a closer pic of fabric. Maybe this will help to guide you to the maker.
    Quote Originally Posted by brendadawg
    Cleaning out my daddy's house after his passing, we found some wonderful old quilts in the back of the linen closet. Wow! They have been well-loved over the years, from a time when quilts were utilitarian and not artwork -- even though these are so beautiful to me. They have been washed so many times apparently that the old cotton batting is just in balls. I have 3 siblings, so we divided the quilts; and here are a couple I got.

    Of course, they have no name or indication on them as to who might have made them. We believe they were made by my great-grandmother. I'm 65 and I never met her, so that tells you how old they have to be.

    I know we talk about labeling our quilts all the time, but this brought it all home to me -- would love to know when and who!

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    Wonderful treasures and great advice.

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    Very special. :-D

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    That's a lot of info... would be great... I'm interested to know how you create your label.. Don't have an embroidery machine but would love to hear other ways to do this... I only have store bought ones that say made with love grandma...
    Quote Originally Posted by wraez
    I totally agree with you, we MUST label our quilts! With FULL names, not just 'to Eric from gramma' etc. I probably don't put enough info on mine either but I always put the full name of the recipient, my full name as Gramma Sue Balchak, and then my city, state, and date. Sometimes what the quilt is for ... b'day, welcome to the family, etc. Some people will put the name of the quilt pattern / block used and name of the designer if it applies. I think about doing it when it comes to making my label I forget that part.

    A label could / should be like a story, it will have more meaning and if the quilt lasts a long time, it might end up in a museum.

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    Oh what treasures you have!!!

    P.s. Thanks for the reminder!!!

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    I didn't use to label my quilts: Yrs ago: But now I do and I do put Love Grandma - also to whom I am sending it to and always the Date: So happy for you w/your family heirlooms: Bless You for taking good care of them and showing love:

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    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!

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    I am not big on labeling or signing my quilts. My quilts are very much useful and loved, nothing fancy. I went to a quilt show today and realized just how scrappie & utilitarian mine is. YOu have reminder me of how and why quilts were made" when quilts were utilitarian and not artwork". So I thank you for that and I will try to at least sign them from here on out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    I am not big on labeling or signing my quilts. My quilts are very much useful and loved, nothing fancy. I went to a quilt show today and realized just how scrappie & utilitarian mine is. YOu have reminder me of how and why quilts were made" when quilts were utilitarian and not artwork". So I thank you for that and I will try to at least sign them from here on out!
    Ahhh yes BUT so many utilitarian quilts are the ones that we are finding and wanting to know the 'story or history' behind them. Who made them, when .... They are the scrappy quilts, the quilts made from clothes etc. They do not have to be art quilts to have a label.

    So don't underestimate the value and longevity of your works of love for family, friends etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavmom
    how wonderful to have those quilts! i am jealous :D By the way - love your pup LOL!
    Thanks, cavmom. They're little darlings; aren't they? Archie is a year old and has both DH and me wrapped around his paw!

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    Ahhh yes BUT so many utilitarian quilts are the ones that we are finding and wanting to know the 'story or history' behind them. Who made them, when .... They are the scrappy quilts, the quilts made from clothes etc. They do not have to be art quilts to have a label.

    So don't underestimate the value and longevity of your works of love for family, friends etc.
    Thanks,I will try to remember that.

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    Labels can be helpful in other ways. I made a baby quilt for my grandson who lives in Washington state (I'm in Oklahoma)and labeled it with his name, my name, the date and where I lived. They flew down to see us and when they got to Dallas they accidentally left the quilt on the plane! It was discovered and the airline immediately called us! (How they got our phone # is still a mystery.) But, we were able to notify our kids before they left the airport and they went back and picked it up! You just never know when a label will come in handy!

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    Very nice quilts. Labeling is very important. I label everything.

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