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Thread: Quilt Labels (my way)

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    I love creative labels, but it does take planning.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
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    I love this idea. I have not been good about labeling my quilts. This method would encourage getting it done. Thanks for sharing.

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    Darling label. I wondered about adding before quilting but I was afraid (I was going to use much closer quilting) that you would not be able to read it.

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    Great idea!!! I still forget to add labels and I love to see everyone elses.

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    Awesome lable!!!!

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    Very nice label and creative. Thanks for sharing. I usually make my own labels but am always watching for new ideas. I bought a book of iron-on label transfers and am finding I can't seem to find a label in there that works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    Love the label. My neighbor asked me to come over to look at the quilt her niece sent her to help her find the label. Alma is 90% blind due to diabetes. When she found she was going blind she studied Braille. God Bless her niece! She labeled the quilt in Braille with French Knots so it could be read. She had a friend help her with the French Knots who also knows Braille. Alma's niece also stitched in German the names of all those who helped work on the quilt. She hand embroidered along the quilt lines echoing the information. It's almost invisible because the thread is only about 2 shades lighter than the material. I thought that was very clever. So if you run across a quilt anytime that feels really nubby, it just might be labeled in Braille!
    This is such a tender story of a huge loving gesture. God bless that niece. I hope your neighbor gets to enjoy the quilt for a very long time! Diabetes is such a dreadful disease.

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    How do you figure out where to place the label before you start quilting?

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    great idea!!!

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    Good idea for a label. And very cute, too.
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    Thanks for sharing. Love your label...I'd heard about doing your labels that way. I think that's a very smart way of doing it.
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    Yes that label is extra special in my book and an inspiration as well. Thanks for showing it to us
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    Is there a proper place for labels or is it quilter's choice? I usually try to place mine in the bottom right corner on the back, but sometimes they end up on the left side. Once I put the label part way up the side because the backing had a repair close to the edge and the label covered it nicely. I like the ones I've seen across the corners too. I used my built-in letters to sew the name and date into the binding on my reversible quilt and I have seen the label stitched as a block and pieced in the quilt also. I figure as long as it's labeled. It's good.
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    I machine stitch my quilt labels into the binding on two sides, then hand sew the other two sides
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    Labels (My way)

    I like your way... way to go!!!! It's great!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by sandyquilts View Post
    Over in the Main Forum there's a question about Labels. I also use muslin and frame it out in the same backing fabric. Sometimes I trace special meanings out of a label book. I also sew it onto the back "before" quilting. It's almost impossible to remove in case of theft.
    She who dies with the most fabric, didn't sew fast enough!

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    Cute, I heard yrs ago that there is a problem in senior citizen homes where someone will give a quilt and then it gets stollen and they remove the label and its impossible to prove. It was suggested back then to quilt the label onto the quilt so its alot harder to remove and if its removed you can tell due to the cutting of the quilting.
    Judy

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    As in quilting there are no "label police". You can put your label any place you want. I usually put mine in the middle of the lower edge but that's just my preference. Label those quilts and place the label wherever you want.
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