Monday, June 17, 2013

LABEL IT...

Today I'm working on kwilt labels...
It's gonna take me more than a day cause 
I'm really bad about labeling kwilts I make and keep. 

SEE!!!!!

Left stack - MY KWILTS     Right stack - HEIRLOOMS

You can buy pre-made labels and write in the information with permanent ink, 
order custom labels on line, 
but I usually just make mine using "ink jet" printable fabrics.
There are many brands so just look for "ink jet" fabric packages.  
I like to set up 4 to page.  Change ink colors, relevant info. 


 I add a border to coordinate with the kwilt or backing
TIP**  "Used" fabric dryer sheets for the label back
and hand stitch them on.  




The most unique label I ever did was on a baby kwilt.
Daddy (a romantic) wanted a unique gift to give his wife, 
recently pregnant, for their 1st wedding anniversary.  
I had a brain storm and he had the perfect photo!

This kwilt label was the highlight of the 
kwilt titled "In the Beginning"
and included the sonogram image of the baby.
A picture is worth a thousand words...


Mommy cried when she received the kwilt!

If the kwilt is a gift or in my Etsy shop I include a "corner label" with wash/dry instructions, sewn to the kwilt before binding. 



A label doesn't have to be elaborate but all those stitches you put into that quilt...
deserves some history.  
At least try and include.. 
Kwilt name, year made  
(if a gift - recipient name, giver's name)
name of who pieced and kwilted it.


Hope you week is "labeled" full of Kwilty Pleasures.  


8 comments:

  1. very nice, thanks for the info

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  2. Great post Kathy! Full of good info - especially for those of us who are really, really bad about not making labels! :*) Did you make the "care instructions" labels or order them somewhere? Thanks for the tips!

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  3. I so need to start doing this. Thans for the info on the printable fabrics.

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  4. My quilts pile up too before I finally sit down and do the labels. Good job!!!

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  5. Your labels look great! I like the idea of printing them :)

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  6. Your labels look great! I really need to sort out some labels, i've NEVER labelled one of my quilts! :o)

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  7. These are so fancy! I have a label with my name that goes on every quilt but I like the detail of yours!

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  8. visiting from finish it up friday. Wow that is the most enormous pile of quilts to label. You have been busy

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