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    Quilt Labels

    How do you all like to label your quilts??
    Sewn on? hand stitched or machine?
    Iron on? then maybe hand or machine stitched for extra strength?
    Do you make your own labels? or purchase them somewhere?
    The Quilts For Kids kit came with a label and it was sew on only, and it worked out well.
    But, just wondering about other labeling methods there are.......
    Lola
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    #2
    Re: Quilt Labels

    Hiya Lola
    I have hand stitched them on, machine stitched, printed the labels, hand embroidered them, micro/pigma penned them - and I like doing them all these ways. I think it depends on the quilt and who it is for. The log cabin I just finished for my Dad, I hand stitched it own, and signed it with a pigma
    pen.
    Also interested to see how others do them.
    Sewing mends the soul.
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      #3
      Re: Quilt Labels

      I use a plain piece of fine cotton or muslin for my labels.
      I have used fabrics from the quilt to make a small border. I have also used fabric ink and stamped a design on the material. The Micron Pigma pens & the Millennium pens both work great for writing on the lablels. I have washed them both heat set & "raw" and both brands held up through several washings before I actually made a label with them. Sharpie markers tend to leave a "halo" around the writing.
      If I send them off to be quilted, I will have to hand sew the label on when it comes back. If I do the quilting, I can work around it and machine sew it on. I will use tiny bits of Wonder-Under to hold it in place while it stitch it down.
      I like to make my own labels so they reflect the design of the quilt. I have seen some really cute "Made By" type labels on twill tape that are available online. You can incorporate your own design to make them more your own.

      Good luck on finding the right label for your projects!
      Be who you are and say what you feel
      because those who mind don't matter,
      and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

      http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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        #4
        Re: Quilt Labels

        I like to machine embroider a personalized design and message for the recipient. Then I hand stitch the label to the back of the quilt.

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          #5
          Re: Quilt Labels

          I haven't figured out how to embroider on my machine yet, so I just use the pigma pens on a premade label. I usually use one that says "When this you see, remember me." And it has a snowman on it. I don't pay particular attention to whether it matches the front or not. The ones I give quilts to know I collect snowmen so this is the perfect label from me.

          Hugs,
          TJ
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          What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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            #6
            Re: Quilt Labels

            I usually use a piece of fabric like the fabric where I am going to put the label. I try to put the label so that it blends in with the pattern and a thread color with medium contrast.

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              #7
              Re: Quilt Labels

              I procrastinate on the labels because I don't have an embroidery machine and have tried lots of ways, none I really like. I did recently request the MSQC give us a little tutorial on different ways to label a quilt. Maybe they will do it some day. Meanwhile, I will continue to keep trying til I find something I am happy with!
              Patti
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                #8
                Re: Quilt Labels

                I'm the laziest of labellers, and often just use my pigment pen to sign the back side of the binding!
                There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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                  #9
                  Re: Quilt Labels

                  Patti I don't embroider mine, I print them. I design something nice that suits the quilt in publisher or similar and then print it onto a piece of suitable fabric (such as a light fabric from the quilt) and then I Vleisofix it, turn the edge under, and iron it to the back of my quilt. This leaves the turned under edge unattached of course so I then hand stitch this down. This method makes nice labels without my bad handwriting and makes them extra secure. I am conscious of how many quilts are stolen each year and I want to know that my labels are going to be as hard as possible to remove.
                  Lynn

                  "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain" Anonymous.

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                    #10
                    Re: Quilt Labels

                    Lynn I'm curious about your printed labels. Do you have to do anything to permanently fix the printer ink so it holds up to washing? I've been reading about Bubble Jet Set solution and also people using homemade concoctions of fabric softener and other agents to soak the fabric in. I designed a label tonight in Photoshop and printed it onto some muslin that I backed with freezer paper and glued to a standard sheet of printer paper so it would feed through.

                    It came out pretty good but I'm wondering if the ink will fade after washing. I would like to test some labels so I know for sure how well the ink holds up before I sew them to any quilt projects. Was wondering if you use anything in particular?
                    Linda
                    -its not the number of breaths you take, but the moments that take your breath away!

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                      #11
                      Re: Quilt Labels

                      Not everything I have quilted has a label. Shame on me!! But, I do have an embroidery machine and have started doing personalized labels for the quilts I do. Here's a picture of the one I just did for my MIL:

                      Label 3.JPG
                      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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                        #12
                        Re: Quilt Labels

                        Sandy,

                        I love your label. It is beautiful.

                        Cheri

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                          #13
                          Re: Quilt Labels

                          I machine embroidery mine and then either hand or machine stitch it to the back. usually by hand if I have already quilted it. I also at one time ordered some on line that said Made especially for you by and they put your name on it and had some that said made with tender loving care by MOM. But I am about out of them so have been making my own since I got into embroidery
                          Patrice

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                            #14
                            Re: Quilt Labels

                            Im afraid i don;'t always put labels on my quilts,i do write on the back though,I really must make some for not only quilts- but clothing i make with my pattern designer from livingsoft website.
                            Quilting is good therapy.

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