Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday Tip

Today I thought I would share how I make my quilt labels.  First, I wrote what I wanted on the quilt label on my computer using my word processing program.  Then I printed the label on fabric with paperbacking meant to be fed through my Inkjet Printer.  You may also use a fabric pen and write your message on fabric to make your label.  After the ink dries, I heat set it.  Trim the label to unfinished size, remember you need to leave your 1/4" seam allowance.  Then I used scraps from the quilt top to frame the label.
Lay the label on a piece of fabric and pin.  I prefer the fabric that I used on the back of the quilt.  Put the right sides together and stitch a 1/4" seam around label.
Carefully, cut a slit in the back. 
Pull the label through the slit and turn the right side out.
Use a button hole or whip stitch to stitch shut the whole in the back of the label.
Press your label and hand-stitch your label on the back of your quilt.

Have a great day!  This quilt is on its way to its new home.  Woo Hoo!!! An eleven year old UFO off my list.  It feels good!
Yours in quilting,


  1. This is a great idea! I've printed my labels but never thought to frame them. I like the turning method too. Perfect.

    1. Thanks. I like the turning method, I feel like I get a nicer, neater label.