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    I have made a quilt for a dear friend of mine to gift to a friend of hers (I have never met the recipient of the quilt) to use during chemo. I need to label it but I'm struggling with what to say. I want to say that it's for Nida and it's from Diane, but I also need to put my name on it as the quilt maker. Any suggestions????

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    Mmmm, maybe just like you said it...

    To Nina with love from Diane.
    Made by Carol...

    Maybe others will chime in with even better ideas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post
    Mmmm, maybe just like you said it...

    To Nina with love from Diane.
    Made by Carol...

    Maybe others will chime in with even better ideas!
    That sounds perfect - I really overthink what to put on the labels.
    thanks Anita

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol336 View Post
    That sounds perfect - I really overthink what to put on the labels.
    thanks Anita
    I do too! And usually I want to write a book....but somewhere I read/heard.....simple is best. So now I just put the basic info on mine. A recent change for me. I never put a label on my quilts, till I came here.....silly me!

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    Default Re: what to say on quilt label

    What I usually put on my quilt labels: (Example)

    Rail Fence Star (name of pattern)
    w/Electric Feather (name of fabrics -- sometimes)
    Quilted & Pieced by
    (my name)
    The year

    My labels are made with the computer & printed on fabric sheets. I usually use the Lucinda Handwriting font at 16 or 18 size, bold it, & sometimes I color it to match the quilt. But I usually use black. If it is a personalized gift, like to a family member, I will make a longer message with the name of the recipient & by Aunt Joy, or Grandma, etc. There are no quilt police. You can customize it any way you want. I like the embroidered labels, but I don't have an E. mach.

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    Default Re: what to say on quilt label

    Pattern name
    For recipient's name
    My name
    Date
    Harrington font is also a nice one but is a little swirly girly. I hand embroider mine so dont use a font, and usually make mine on muslin, two layers

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    Silly me, never thought of the computer. I iron a piece of fabric to freezer paper. Put it on top of lines (so I can write straight) and using a permanent fine line marker "write" what I want.

    I think I need to look for fabric sheets and see if my printer can use them.

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    Default Re: what to say on quilt label

    I make my labels similar to Joy's. If you don't want to feature your name prominently, you could use a smaller font and put it on the last line.

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    Default Re: what to say on quilt label

    I like Anita's suggestion. If you could find out from your friend.....maybe add a favorite bible verse or inspiration quote of the recipient.
    "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

    Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
    Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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    Default Re: what to say on quilt label

    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post
    Silly me, never thought of the computer. I iron a piece of fabric to freezer paper. Put it on top of lines (so I can write straight) and using a permanent fine line marker "write" what I want.

    I think I need to look for fabric sheets and see if my printer can use them.
    I love seeing hand written labels. It connects me to the person who made it even though I may know have known her.

    I have a label with my name and city and I write in the year. I've never made a quilt to be given by someone else, but Anita's wording is good.

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