Labels & Hanging Sleeves

Kelly Ashton
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Quilts are works of art, and as the artist, it’s always good to acknowledge that artwork with a quilt label. What are the various ways to make a quilt label, and what information should one consider including when making that label? From simple and sweet to very detailed, your instructor Kelly Ashton guides you through a wide range of possible labeling methods.

The second portion of this video includes instructions on making a quilt hanging sleeve for displaying a quilt in your home, a quilt display, or a formal quilt show/competition.

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Making fabric labels for quilts brings value to your work. There are many things to include on your label. The list can be very long, so select those things you feel are most important for your project. Here are things she will suggest: dates, the name of the recipient, the name of the maker, the name of the quilt block and quilt pattern, the occasion for the quilt, a personal message for the recipient, a poem, and even quilt care instructions can be added.

Handmade labels for quilts can be designed as part of the quilt backing before a quilt is layered together, added when the binding is joined to the outer edge, or stitched to the back of the quilt after it is bound and complete. As Kelly covers a variety of methods, you can select the one that works best for you. This is where you can be as creative as possible, or a simple hand-printed label.

The second portion of this video covers creating a quilt hanging sleeve. Kelly walks you through the process of making a fabric sleeve. She also demonstrates the application of the sleeve for either a permanent application to the quilt or as a temporarily applied sleeve to be removed later. Her method of making a quilt hanging sleeve allows space in the sleeve for the hanging bar or pole, allowing the quilt to hang beautifully flat.

Related videos: Unique Embellishments for Hanging Quilts and Quilt Care.

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