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Thread: Quilt Back and Labels

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    Super Member quiltsRfun's Avatar
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    These are some pictures of the back of a quilt I made for my granddaughter. When I found the fabric I wanted to use there wasn't enough so I did a pieced back with some leftover fabric from the front. This was my first venture with free motion quilting. I was pleased with the results, but I wouldn't want anyone to look too closely.

    You may be able to see all the labels I sewed into the binding. This granddaughter has a fascination with labels and always looks for them on her MeMe (the name for her blanket). So I decided to include a few instead of just one.

    back of quilt
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    bar code showing date (completed a while ago but just getting posted)
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    My personal message
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    And here's the last label. I machine embroidered her initials on this one. There were a few other labels with personal information that I chose not to post. With the exception of the embroidered initials all the labels were printed on my home printer. We have two printers and one is more permanent than the other. I printed test samples to see which one would not wash out.

    I also had to practice the machine embroider to choose a font and to get the shading I liked using the variegated thread. All in all I was pleased with the results and may do this again for a child's quilt.

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    What a wonderful idea. I also have a grand daughter who is fascinated with labels. So you mind if I borrow yur idea??

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    Ooo--love that back!!

    I always feel guilty for never labeling a quilt when I see the nice things you all do. :wink:

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    Beautiful Quilt !!
    I love your idea with the labels!

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    What a great idea! What did you do on the edges of the labels? Did you treat them somehow to prevent raveling?

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    Very pretty & great quilting.

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    Stunning! I hate the idea of piecing a back but you have given me new hope!!!! And some great new ideas.... I am going to save the pic if you don't mind, for reference...My brain just doesn;t hold everything anymore....
    What loft batting did you use? It looks like more than low loft....
    Ellen :thumbup:

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    Looks great and I love the lables, a wonderful way to make lables

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    If I have to piece a back, I don't want people to be able to tell that I had to do that. This design is perfect for stretching a backing fabric you wanted to use. :thumbup:

    I love your labels all over the place and I'm sure your GD will love them too. What a wonderful personal touch that is. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    What a wonderful idea. I also have a grand daughter who is fascinated with labels. So you mind if I borrow yur idea??
    I don't mind at all. Actually, I'm a little flattered.

    What did you do on the edges of the labels? Did you treat them somehow to prevent raveling?
    I cut the labels twice as long and used fusible web on one half, then folded over and fused together. For the embroidered initials it also covered the back side of the stitching.

    What loft batting did you use? It looks like more than low loft....
    You're right,it is higher. It was something I had on hand and didn't make the FMQ easy. But it did make a nice fluffy quilt.

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    What a beautiful quilt. I love your quilting too. That is a great idea with the labels. I'm going to try that on my next quilt.

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    Beautiful!

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    Beautiful quilt, Great Idea!

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    I love it!! What a great idea of all those little message labels!!!

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    Love the way you pieced the back :mrgreen: Makes it a reversable quilt :lol:

    She will love her extra labels

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    Clever backing and I love the ideas about the labels. Great job

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    Very cute and you did a great job on the FMQ!

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    Very nice and the labels are a great idea...kind of search and find the messages. Your quilting looks great, as sharonb said it's reversible.

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    What a great job - LOVE the FMQ and all the labels and the piecing! WOW!

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    Very Beautiful Quilt!!!! Great Labels!! :thumbup:

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    I just love the labels on the back, especially the Bar Code one! Such a unique idea!!!

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