Thursday, July 4, 2019

Easy and quick quilt labels - A 2019 FAL Tutorial

Welcome to Tutorial Week brought to you by the 2019 FAL! 

If you’re anything like me, once you’re done applying the binding on your quilt, you’re ready to move on to the next project and don’t really want to spend a whole lot of time hand sewing a label. Especially if the quilt is destined to stay in your home.

But we all know how important it is to document our quilts - so here’s a way to quickly and effortlessly apply labels.

The secret is to plan ahead and be prepared. When you’re cutting your fabric for the quilt top, cut and set aside an 8” square in a solid fabric that’s not too dark - this will be your label.




When you’re ready to sew on the binding to the front of your quilt, fold your square on the diagonal and press.





Align the raw edges of your label with the raw edges of your quilt in the bottom right or left corner and pin (or clip) in place.





Sew the binding to the quilt, making sure the labels stays in place and removing your pins/clips as you get to them.

Finish sewing your binding as you normally would.

The next step is to hand stitch the folded edge of your label to the back of the quilt. You can use an invisible stitch or use decorative thread and get creative.




Finally, use a permanent marker to write the info you normally would on a quilt label. I like to include my name, the date and who the designer is (if I made the quilt from a pattern).





And voila! A quick and easy way to label your quilts!

And if you're playing along with us during the 2019 FAL, don't forget to link up your finishes! You can do so here on my blog or on the blog of any of our hosts.

7 comments:

DLight said...

I do my label the same way except it has a binding on its edge.

Debbie said...

Nice! I'll keep this in mind for future reference. Thanks!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I have used that technique to make labels. I'm not really good with labels. I have pre-printed labels/tags. I really need to start making more of an effort.

Shannon said...

Love this quilt label technique - super quick and easy!!

Emily said...

Love this idea! One could even cut a whole stack of 8" plain squares so they are ready as projects are finished. Great idea, thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

I have used this corner label technique but I used my lettering function on my machine to create my label. If I was going to write with perma marker I would suggest doing the writing before attaching to my quilt.

MadHatter said...

Great idea ! I usually machine embroider the information for the label on fabric then sew on back of quilt. Could do same with this too. Just be sure to use stabilizer to secure the stitching..

 
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