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Related links and video:How to Use Printed Quilt Labels
How to Make an Embroidery Quilt Label
Labeling and Displaying Quilts
How to Make a Quilt Label Out of Fabric
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I make my labels like she did in the video, after I cut the slit in the back I tuck in a few pieces of fabrics from the quilt, just in case it’s needed for repairs later. I will also include that information at the bottom of the label, just so they know it’s there. I will also make another label with washing instructions
On your label should you ad the name of the long arm quilter?
Hi Linda. Thanks for contacting the National Quilters Circle with your question. The topic of quilt labels is always very subjective. The information you include on a label is always your call. There have been times when I have included the quilter and other times there just wasn’t space after I had everything I really wanted on the label. If the quilting is exceptional and you want to acknowledge the individual who provided that service, then include them. Keep in mind, it’s your quilt, your decision.
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Please send me the name of the company for the pre treated fabric paper for the printer to make labels. Thank you
Hi Susan. Thanks for contacting us at National Quilters Circle. When it comes to making quilt labels there are many products on the market that can be used. I’m including a screenshot of a couple of products that are on the market. They can be found at Hobby Lobby, JoAnns fabrics, Connecting Threads, and WalMart as well as through Amazon.
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If it is a gift quilt, I add a second label that states the fiber content, batting content, and washing instructions. Do not assume a recipient knows how to care for a quilt.
I just watched your tutorial on making quilt labels. Will the print from the label wash off when the quilt is washed?
I joined a quilt group in 2003 & for more than a decade now, I have made embroidered quilt labels for all the quilts done by the group. We list the name/ title of the quilt, who pieced the top, our quilt group’s name (& recently started adding the city & state), as well as the names of all of the members who worked on that quilt. If the quilt maker/ owner wants, I will adjust the font/ wording as to the quilt’s intended recipient/ reason/ occasion. Most of the labels are approx. 4″ x 6″ – 5″ x 8″. I like to enclose the labels 2 edges under the binding & sometimes leave one edge open for pieces of fabrics used in the quilt & slip-stitch closed. This is generally special prints, which may be hard to find/ match — in case it needs mending at some point.
I am happy to have the labels for the quilts and can hardly wait to print them. Thanks for sharing.
I have sent several questions about the scrap quilt I am trying to start. Please help.
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What is the best stuffing for a pincushion to sharpen needles?
Thank you for contacting us. Regarding your question. Cotton stuffing or batting. Cotton scraps, stuffing and batting are handy because most sewers and quilters have plenty in their stash.Ground walnut shells and Steel wool help with keeping the points nice and sharp.
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I name the quilt and add a scripture verse for that person along with who it is for and who made it including maiden name how long I worked on quilt and date finished.
I have always put my name, when completed, quilted by–, where I live and the recipient’s name( if that was why I made the quilt) on all my quilts. 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. In 2000 I began to add another number to all my quilts. Whether it is a 12″ x12″” wall art quilt up to a king sized I have now a “Log” number at the very bottom of the label. A woman I met in a quilt shop in Bath, England in late 1999 told me that if you make 3 or more quilts a year for 5 or more years you will forget details so I should keep a “log book” of my work. I had been making quilts for about 20+ years by that time but I decided I would start my log register on January 1, 2000. My number system —— lists the year made-the number that quilt is on that year’s list – and the total number of quilts since I started my list. I make a lot of charity quilts and family( cousins,their kids and grandchildren, all my nieces and nephews and their kids and grandkids, and a few close family friends and their families, SO— my last quilt for an auction to support our local Gig Harbor Yacht Club has the number 2017-9-380 on the bottom of the label. By the way, of those 380 quilts in the past 16+ years, only 4 have gone to a commercial long arm quilter. Only about 1/4 were wall or tiny crib sized pieces. The rest are being used by the owners.
Needle felted wool roving is great for pin cushions and I always add weight to the bottom for stability.
What is the best stuffing for a pincushion?
Hi, Patricia. Pincushion projects are great because you can stuff them with almost anything. You can use old scraps of fabric, small bits of quilt batting, or my favorite- just a small amount of polyester fiberfill. I find that it is easiest to stuff into your pincushion and provides a good shape.
I have just finished pinning my quilt, ready to start sewing. I have a babylock journey, the setting are 2.5 and 4.0, what should the settings be for quilting, the batting is thin packaged. I also want to know the setting I would use for free motion quilting
Hi Merry. I am not overly familiar with that exact brand of machine, so I would recommend consulting your machine manual to see what it recommends. In general, when I am quilting I will have my stitch length on either 2.5 or 3.0. When doing free motion quilting you won’t actually set your machine on anything, as you will be determining the stitch length as you move your fabric under the free dogs.
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