*Giveaway Closed: Winners announced at the end of this post!*
Do you add a label to the quilts you make? Admittedly, we don’t do this as often as we should. By the end of a quilting project, it can feel like too much work once you’ve put so much time into everything else. Of course, you should label any quilts that will leave your possession, whether it’s for a quilt show or when you’re giving a gift. For your own quilts that will stay home, it’s also a fun way to remember when you made things. Someday, someone will wonder about your quilts, so why not tell them in your own words?Our favorite method for making a quilt label requires the following supplies:
-A piece of white or off-white fabric
-A computer print-out or handwriting of what you want the label to say. Things you may want to add: quilt title, your name, occasion, date finished, and extra sentiments.
-Permanent markers. Our favorite markers to date are Pigma Micron Pens. Sharpie Fine Point will also work, but they will bleed a little bit.
-Clear tape and a window or light box
-Needle and thread
Tape the computer print-out and the white fabric onto the window or light box, with the fabric on top. Make sure that your piece of fabric is bigger than your design, so you can turn the edges under later.
Using the permanent markers, trace the design onto the fabric. Instead of using a print-out, you could also freehand the writing in your own hand, which also adds a personal touch. We like to use marker colors that match the colors in the quilt as closely as possible.
Once the label tracing or writing is done, use your iron to press the edges under to the edge of your design. I like to add a border around the words on the label, because it makes this part so much easier.
That’s all there is to it! Add a label to your next quilt to add that final personal touch. We do have a couple of other methods for making quilt labels, which we will show you in the future.
Christmas Pattern Giveaway!
Winners of the Giveaway:
# 78 LeeAnn
# 109 Mandi
and, just for fun, we picked one more winner!