Quilters seem to be continually reminded to label their quilts. For good reason, even it’s just your name and a date. Think about all the other pieces of art work that are out there – most are dated and signed. I had custom labels made years ago. The fabric they’re printed on is thinner that I would have liked, but I can easily back them, fuse them to the quilt backing, and machine stitch around the outside. I scanned my signature so it is printed on each of the labels.
When I forget to put the label on the backing before machine quilting, I can fuse the label onto the back and then hand stitch around the edges. So…are all my quilts labeled? [Moment for extreme laughter!] No. If a quilt is given as a gift, it always has a label. Other quilts randomly receive a label.
I’ve been going through my quilt cupboard recently so I can choose a couple of quilts to gift. Hmmm. Most without labels. Shame on me. You probably guessed it – my latest project is to catch up on labels.
I also had these hang tags printed that I attach when I’m sewing on the binding. There’s only my website there and I’ve begun to put the date on the back. These are being used for quilts that I put together and donate.
I’m guessing I have about 20 quilts to label. Not a fun project, but one I would like to complete. Do you label your quilts? All or only those you gift?