If there’s one sin in quilting, it’s not labeling our quilts. By the time we’ve finished a quilt top, layered it, quilted and stitched the binding on, we are ready to declare it “Finished”. Not so fast…YOU know you stitched this quilt and you THINK you will remember when you stitched it, but 5 years, 10 years, 100 years from now will anyone remember? Including you?
Make Your Labels Creative
My quilt labels have varied over the years. I usually try to use a leftover block or create a label that references the front of the quilt in some way. It’s more fun that way–if a little creativity is involved.What should go on the label?
The basic minimum requirements are:
- Your Name
- Your City and State
- The Date
- The recipient’s name and location
- The size of the quilt
- The batting used (I’ve recently started adding this in order to see how different battings hold up over time.)
- The techniques involved (e.g. Handquilted, machine pieced)
- A photo of you or the recipient
- A prayer or a poem
I’d love to hear…
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