Avoiding quilt labels?
I’m the last person who should share about quilt labels. I’m really bad about making them. Terrible, even. I have friends who make amazing labels. Some are handwritten, some machine embroidered, all are thoughtful and lovely.
Me? I’ve made them several different ways (when I do it at all), but I did come up with this simple method last year and I do like it. Enough to actually use it. Occasionally.
I used a Pigma pen in the photos below, but it could be embroidered either by hand or machine, or printed out on fabric.
I started with a 5″ square, but if you need more space you’ll want something larger. Experiment with folded paper squares until you find a size you like.
Press the square in half diagonally. If I’m handwriting the label, I place a piece of blue painter’s tape on the back to stabilize the fabric, and then write on.
Pin the square (right side to the quilt) in one of the bottom corners of the quilt back. Hand stitch along the pressed line. I use a simple running or backstitch to secure it.
Fold the label down along the stitched line. Now complete the binding as usual, enclosing the last two sides of the label in the binding allowance.
This is quick and easy, and I should be completely without an excuse for not labeling my next quilt. Right?