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October 28, 2020
Full disclosure here: I am TERRIBLE about labeling my quilt. As in...I don't do it. Yikes, I know.
In my defense though, I am usually just so excited to finish the quilt I forget to make a label. Then, I'm so excited to move on to the next project, that it goes out of my mind completely.
Basically, I get excited by quilting and I can't be bothered to make or attach a label. Oops.
The short answer: so people know who made it!
Whether you are making quilts for family and friends (or yourself!), or selling them as a business, labelling the quilt with your name or business logo tells the world who made it. A ton of time, effort, and money goes into making a quilt. Why wouldn't you want to give yourself credit? (Talking to myself here...)
There are several different options when it comes to labeling your quilts. You can print applicable information on the fabric through a printer (no, really!). You can use a fabric marker and just write directly on the quilt, or on a separate piece of fabric that gets attached to the quilt. Or you can have custom labels made.
I wanted something easy that I could just grab and go without the extra work to create a separate label for each quilt. So I had custom labels made.
Spoiler: I LOVE THEM!
I had a 1.5"x1.5" cotton label made with my logo.
I attach these to the back corner of my quilt using a visible big stitch. You could also use an invisible whip stitch to sew them onto your quilt if you wanted something less obvious.
This straight forward label is perfect if you are like me and tend to forget about labels until the quilt is done because it can be added after the quilt is bound.
1. Place label in desired location and pin in place.
2. Attach label to quilt using a visible running stitch or an invisible whip stitch. Take care not to sew through the front of the quilt.
I also had 0.75"x1.5" satin fold over labels made. These have a raw edge and get stitched into the binding of the quilt. I chose my logo on both sides, but you could also do quilt care instructions, a sweet saying, your name, etc!
Of the two labels, this is my favorite style. I just have to remember to add it before binding the quilt!
1. After quilt sandwich is trimmed and squared, place label in desired location.
2. Sew label onto quilt sandwich approx 1/8" from the edge. You want to make sure this seam will get covered up by the binding.
3. Bind the quilt as usual!
I purchased my labels from EverEmblem. The website was super user friendly and easy to navigate. They have several styles you can choose from or you can upload a logo. The quality is fantastic and I can't recommend them enough! (Full disclosure, I am a brand rep for them. I don't receive any compensation, but I did get a discount on my order.)
If you want to try out EverEmblem for yourself, they are kindly offering 10% off by using the code RUNNINGSTITCH.
If you try these labels, come back and let me know what you think!
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