Quilt Labels

Quilt Label

As we’ve heard a thousand times, the label is very important for any quilt we make.  It’s a record for future generations.  Many families have quilts that have been handed down generation to generation with no record of who or when the quilt was made.  There is no history of the occasion or thoughts of the quilter who made many of these antique quilts.  What stories they could probably tell!  Most of these quilters didn’t think that it was important to sign the quilts since they were normally made to keep their family warm and not as a way to show off their creativity.

I designed this label for the wedding quilt given to my daughter and son-in-law on July 25, 2009.

Quilt-label

This picture was taken by my husband.  Marianne and Dan had wanted to use it on their wedding invitation, but changed their minds when they found an invitation they liked with a pre-printed design.  the verse is from  A Patchwork Collection of Inspirational Stories by Kathy Lamancusa.  The author is anonymous.  I think it is the perfect sentiment for a couple who is just starting their life together.

There’s always time to quilt!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Becky August 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    What a beautiful label. I keep meaning to add labels and still haven’t started putting them on yet. Did you print that on your printer? Which fabric/paper is your fav?

    • Reply Lucia August 6, 2009 at 5:41 am

      Thanks. I’m glad that you liked it.

      The label was printed on my HP Officejet. I used Kona Cotton that is treated for photo printing. It is whiter and brighter than most fabric sheets that are sold especially for photo printing. I ironed the fabric onto a sheet of freezer paper by C. Jenkins Necktie Company (Yes that’s really the name of the company). The sheets are heavier than normal freezer paper and go through the printer quite easily.

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