Monday, April 13, 2015

Another Label, Mabel!

Since the response and comments about my quilt label post were many and varied, I thought I'd show a few other label options. Please, label your quilts!


You can purchase some like this. Iron a bit of freezer paper to the back to stabilize, then fill in the blanks and sew to your quilt. Easy, but not always appropriate for your quilt.

I have lots of books for ideas and tracing. I mostly use these for special occasion quilts that I'm giving away.

Sometimes The "label' is writing on the back of the quilt. 

I'm giving away a recently made quilt and *gasp* it didn't have a label! I've added this to the back adding a small little flower copied from a tole painting book. (there is a reason I never did tole painting!)
A simple no-hand-sewing label can be made like this. Take a square of fabric you will use for your label. and fold in half diagonally.
I always happen to have freezer paper in my sewing room, so for this professional photo I grabbed a used piece and ironed it on one half to stabilize.
Write what you will. (My lines were made with frixion and ironed away later) 
Put in a corner of your quilt, pin, then add your binding and it will be sewn right in. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Happy Monday!

22 comments:

  1. I have also made a sleeve from muslin and used that space for labeling smaller quilts that will hang on the wall.

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  2. Cute label ideas. I am a big fan of labels too! It's important that we sign our work and date it, so others will always know even when we aren't around to share that information. Yay for labels!

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  3. Labels...absolutely. They even help me now, remembering when I made something.

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  4. I love the corner label that is tacked down with the binding! clever and easy! I appreciate the encouragement to label!!

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  5. My favorite way is the corner Triangle! I learned that from when I was on the Stashbusters Yahoo Group. Quick and easy. Thanks for sharing your labels. EVERY Quilter needs to label thier quilts! The idea to write on the sleeve is good but the sleeve could be removed...

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  6. Love the corner triangle idea! And omg, I am laughing so hard because back in the 80's I used to tole paint.... holy cats that takes me back!

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  7. Thanks for all the label ideas.

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  8. I'm in your camp when it comes to labeling quilts. It's not considered finished until the label is applied. I just came home from a quilting retreat where we all made the same quilt in different fabrics with the same background. The results were varied and fun! I collected bits from my buddies' trash receptacles and made them labels for when their tops are quilted. No excuse for no labels on these quilts!

    When I make my labels, I use the frixion pens for lines too. However, I use blue painter's tape instead of freezer paper if I am just writing the label or using a preprinted label. It was a tip I picked up in a class from Pat Speth. It provides a studier base than the freezer paper, and doesn't slip. I use freezer paper if I am tracing a design.

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  9. I'm in your camp when it comes to labeling quilts. It's not considered finished until the label is applied. I just came home from a quilting retreat where we all made the same quilt in different fabrics with the same background. The results were varied and fun! I collected bits from my buddies' trash receptacles and made them labels for when their tops are quilted. No excuse for no labels on these quilts!

    When I make my labels, I use the frixion pens for lines too. However, I use blue painter's tape instead of freezer paper if I am just writing the label or using a preprinted label. It was a tip I picked up in a class from Pat Speth. It provides a studier base than the freezer paper, and doesn't slip. I use freezer paper if I am tracing a design.

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  10. I agree with you !
    Our quilts are a piece of our life, so, like a signature on a letter, or a page written on a diary, we must label our quilts for our children and grandchildren !

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  11. This is so funny! I just sat down to make the label for my Faithful quilt and opened your blog to find out the date your quilt-along was started, and your blog is about making labels! I'm taking it to my guild meeting this afternoon and one of the members always wants to see the label to make sure we put one on, so I wanted it to have the label on it so I would be scolded. Hee Hee! I'm going to try to get my other quilts caught up on their labels real soon.

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  12. I am trying to get labels on the quilts my Mom has given me. I have had her sign the muslin and will fill in the details as we figure them out from her quilt scrapbook. Trying to get my siblings to do the same, but I don't know that they consider it a priority. I've given them the muslin squares with freezer paper attached, along with a sheet of simple instructions. We'll see if it happens. I may have to do them all.

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  13. You have quite a collection of quilt label books! How fun to see them together like this.

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  15. Sorry... too many typos in my comment, so deleted and here we go again...
    I do like the idea of tucking the label into the corner like that. One less step and should help to make labeling a regular part of the whole quilt process! No more excuses! lol!:-)

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  16. I am a firm believer in labels and am glad to see so much attention being given to it. They don't have to be fancy! Love the corner triangle - simple and gets the job done. I make sheets of heavily lined freezer paper and lay my label fabric (I almost always use muslin) over it. I can see the lines thru the fabric so it's easy to write straight. I hear occasional anecdotes about lines from fabric pens reappearing after several years, so I don't use them for gifted quilts. I'm testing with a personal quilt.

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  18. You're making me feel so guilty.:) I never label my quilts until I'm giving them away or putting them in a show. Better late than never I guess!

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  19. Love your label ideas. I use all kind of labels too. Iron them on or buy them and sometimes make them myself. Read the story about the little puppies, so sad! Would have loved to adopt them but since I live in the Netherlands it is a little bit to far to come and get them.

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