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    Do any of my friendly quilting friends here sign their quilts? If so how do you do your's?
    Alana
    To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
    alanashideaway.blogspot.com
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    Re: Signing Your Quilt

    I generally just make a label for the back with the following info:

    Name of the quilt (if it has one)
    Who Pieced and Quilted
    Date Completed
    Special message to recipient
    Name of Designer and Pattern, if known

    The Quilting for the Rest of Us Podcast did a great episode on Labels and why it is important to document our quilts! I recommend giving it a listen if you ever have time. I never realized how important it was until I heard that episode and decided to get better at it.
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      #3
      Re: Signing Your Quilt

      I also make a label with the same information as Katie (above). In a pinch I have been known to sign the back with a Pigma pen, which holds up well through many washings. When I hand quilted everything I would attach the label to my quilt back before quilting so the label could not easily be torn off if my quilt was ever stolen. My DH convinced me I was was getting a little psycho about my quilts so I now attach the lable after the quilt is complete. Barb
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      Scottie Mom Barb

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        #4
        Re: Signing Your Quilt

        Thank you Katie...this was informative. I now understand why I should be signing or putting a label on my quilts.
        Alana
        To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
        alanashideaway.blogspot.com
        https://www.facebook.com/quiltsbyAlana

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          #5
          Re: Signing Your Quilt

          This is a great idea just in case you forget to label before quilting...thanks Barb.
          Alana
          To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
          alanashideaway.blogspot.com
          https://www.facebook.com/quiltsbyAlana

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            #6
            Re: Signing Your Quilt

            I just had a thought!! I have an embroidery machine so I could label them that way as well....Great! thanks everyone.
            Alana
            To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
            alanashideaway.blogspot.com
            https://www.facebook.com/quiltsbyAlana

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              #7
              Re: Signing Your Quilt

              Originally posted by Alana View Post
              I just had a thought!! I have an embroidery machine so I could label them that way as well....Great! thanks everyone.
              Alana, there are a few posts here with links to pre-designed quilt labels. Do a search for quilt labels or 'quilt tags'.
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                #8
                Re: Signing Your Quilt

                I embroider my labels with my machine you can see some of them in my albums. If you need some ideas.
                Jan G :icon_wave:


                THE HURRIER I GO,
                THE BEHINDER I GET!!!!
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                  #9
                  Re: Signing Your Quilt

                  I downloaded some embroidery designs from http://home.comcast.net/~quilts4u43/label_templates.htm (thanks to Sandy) and converted them to JEF format, (I have a Janome embroidery machine, added some text and sewed them onto the back of my quilts.
                  I had a bit of a stockpile happening with no labels, so spent a good weekend making them, fun... and makes the quilt complete.
                  Wendy
                  A creative mess is better than tidy idleness
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                    #10
                    Re: Signing Your Quilt

                    One thing I've been doing is...making an extra block that matches the front. Depending on the colors, I might piece or applique a white or snow solid in the middle of the block. Then I applique it somewhere in the middle of my backing, before I quilt it. I just do it as part of preparing the backing for the quilt.
                    Come by and see what I'm up to on my blog...
                    Summer Lee Quilts

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                      #11
                      Re: Signing Your Quilt

                      I have put generic labels on my quilts (made especially for you by Mom, etc.), but never thought about making labels with other information. Thanks for bringing up the subject.
                      Bec

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