Today I want to share some of my favorite labels and a tutorial of the most common way that I attach a label to a quilt.
First, some favorite labels which offer some different ideas on how to make a label.
I created this label for my New Jersey quilt (gifted to my mom) at Spoonflower and attached it to the back of the quilt after quilting.
The label for my Farmer's Wife quilt was a spare block I built right into the backing.
For the TARDIS quilt I made my daughter, I wished her many adventures through time.
For a quilt I made at the beach, I ordered a label online - isn't it pretty?
My Sea Turtle quilt - love that this has a bit more than just the name and date. This is a wall hanging so I used a sharpie pen and then framed the label in the same fabric as the backing. It was sewn down on two sides before the binding was attached.
The label technique that I use most often starts with a square piece of fabric ironed in half to form a triangle. You can make this as large or as small as you want. It needs to be big enough to capture all the information you think is important for the quilt.
I turned one of the hanging corners on the back of my Sunburst quilt into a label.
Another example - this quilt is a wall hanging so I used a permanent pen since it won't be going through the washing machine.
Consider capturing your name, the year and the name of your quilt. Additional information is also a great idea like the location or quilt designer.
In honor on each of my sisters (there are 6 of them) turning the big '50', I have been making them each a quilt. This is the label for the quilt I'll be gifting in September. In this case, I used the date to both record the year is was made (2016) as well as her birthday month.
I stitched this label on my machine and the fact that the fabric was folded over gave it extra stability.
Before sewing on the binding, attach it to the quilt on two sides.
And there it is in all of its glory.
Do you label your quilts? If so, tell us about it in the comments.
I hope you found this tutorial and quilting tip on quilt labels helpful. I'll be linking up here at Sew Simple Saturdays. I love the idea of sharing quilting tips each month. Here are the list of tips I shared previously:
Have a wonderful day! Patty