Labelling quilts…

So with my latest finishing flurry, the last step is always the quilt label.  I totally believe in labelling quilts.  I want to document my quilts with the details that will mean something in the future.  Who made it, why did they make, where were they from, who did they make it for and lastly, when did they make it?

I’ve done a variety of different label styles in my ‘career’ as a quilt hobbyist – everything from handwriting on white fabric with sharpie markers to computer-printed on printable fabric. I’ve tried using my Janome 6500 special embroidery function to sew letter right on to the binding.  This is a technique I learned from Sharon Pederson (http://sharonpederson.blogspot.ca/).

Computerized label on wedding quilt for Stewart and Rebecca

Baby quilt label done by computer

Quilt label for Anna & Braeden’s wedding quilt

The last label above (a + b) was a scan of the postcard style wedding invitation from my niece and her husband.  I thought it would make a great quilt label.

I’ve just ordered some custom made labels from Sweetwater.  This is yet a new quilt label technique for me.  I’m excited to receive them in the mail.  In the meantime, I’m working on printing some on printable fabric.  I need to label a few baby quilts to deliver, all my show quilts and my “Winter Solstice” and “Tennessee Waltz” quilts that I blogged about here.

I am still recuperating from my broken foot and am elevating as much as I can and resting, resting, resting.  I would rather be quilting, quilting, quilting…but I need to do this right.  I need my feet working so I better just get with the healing program and be a good girl.  But I can do hand sewing and I think that’s a perfect time to label some quilts, don’t you?

Until next time,
Mavis

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