My grandmother never put any label information on her quilts and i am sure that many of her quilts are still around but great grandchildren or their families do not know who made the snuggle quilts they still use. Cut the quilt label youll be using away from.
Essential information to put on every quilt label.
What to put on a quilt label. Your name and the name of the person who quilted it if you had it quilted by someone else. What to include on quilt labels. From my hands to your heart.
Quilt shows typically require a lot more information on a quilt label than you would normally put on a quilt for example your address. In 2000 i began to add another number to all my quilts. You can stick with the basics or create a label thats a miniature work of art in itself.
The name of the quiltmaker. When ive sewn the last stitch on my binding and spread my quilt out to gush smile and smoothand then realize when i turn it over that ive forgotten to add a. When you sleep under this quilt you sleep under a blanket of love.
How to make quilt labels first create the label in word. You can also include things like. On all my quilts.
2 the full name of the maker of the quilt not just mom or grandma or nana. Find a font you like and enter the text line by line. 3 what is the occasion for making the quilt.
Occasion for making the quilt birthday wedding etc. Print a sample onto paper and make adjustments as needed. At the absolute minimum a quilt label should include.
What to write on a quilt label from one of a kind quilt labels by thea nerud. The basics give enough information about the quilt that someone who finds it in an attic a hundred years from now will be able to see its place in history. Here is a list of sayings and quotes to put on your quilt label to show the recipient how much care and creativity was lavished on this special one of a kind gift.
The city state and year in which the quilt was made. Quilt style or pattern name. The very very last last detail to place on a quilt so you can put a fork in it and call it done.
Print your own quilt label tutorial to start cut a piece of freezer paper and light colored fabric slightly larger than a standard piece of printer paper in the us thats 8 12 x 11. Four of the five items must be included on your quilt label the fifth is optional and probably the most sentimental. When you are satisfied with it print it onto paper backed pre treated fabric.
1 full name of the recipient so theres no mistake to whom it belongs.