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    Quilt Labels (my way)

    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.
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    Cute label and hopefully theft proof!

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    Thats a great idea! I add the label after! Never thought of that! Love the labels! I also used hankerchiefs! already hemmed!!

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    nicely done
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    Very cute!

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    Awesome label!

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    Very cute label and very good idea to quilt it on.

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    Thanks everyone. I doubt any of my quilts will ever for stolen. If any should last 100 yrs then someone will know who, what and when. LOL
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    very nice i love to make my own labels also
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    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!

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    good idea..............

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    Great idea and something I was looking for as I am currently making a baby quilt for a friend of a friend and wondered if I should place the label after the quilting or before. Question answered. Thanks for sharing. Bridget and I think it looks great!

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    Great idea!
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    Creative idea! I like it.
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    Very nice label.
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    thanks for the idea and suggestions .... I need them. I've found several quilts from days gone by with no label or an unreadable label, it would be so wonderful to have that part of the quilts story.
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    Sounds great.
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    nice idea for a label. My MIL had over 20 quilts stolen while she was moving. They were locked in a storage shed. Someone broke it and took them. It would have helped if she had put labels on them.
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    I had heard about adding label before quilting. I have never seen one done, this is great! Also had a thought that not only would it deter a possible theft, but it will also SPUR the quiltmaker to actually label their quilt, since many leave that to the last thing and it often doesn't get done. I helped on a quilt registry project and believe me, when you are long gone, those who have your work in their hands would LOVE to have a label for them to know you better!

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    You do need to plan in advance where to place the label on the back so it doesn't end up in the wrong place. I usually lay the backing down then the quilt top. I lay my label on the quilt top itself sticking pins in each corner which gives me a good idea where to place the label. I then use dots of Elmer's Washable Glue to hold the label in place, press to dry glue. Then I use my sewing machine to sew the label to the backing along the label border edge and then again just inside the muslin part. Hope this makes sense.
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    Your labels look great!

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    That is a great idea

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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!
    Now THAT is going the extra mile. What a thoughtful niece.
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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!
    That's the nicest thing I've heard in a long time. What a thoughtful and clever niece!
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    Great idea. Nice quilt.

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