Labelling your quilt is super important! At the very least, it shows you take pride in your work, and at the most, in 100 years it will provide a quilt historian important information about the origins of the quilt! So here is a great little video about how to make a quilt label.
Quilt labels are usually made after the quilt is finished, and once the hard work of quilting and binding is done, the label can get forgotten or seem like too much bother. But there are quick and simple ways to ‘get ‘er done’! You can write with a fabric pen straight onto the back of the quilt or you can use pre-printed label fabric and just cut one out and fuse it on.
There are also more intricate and detailed ways to make and attach quilt labels and Amanda Rolfe, from 3 and 3 quarters, talks about and shows some great examples. Amanda also gives a link to her Pinterest board of quilt label examples, which is certain to give you some inspiration on how to make a quilt label.
One of my favourite labels I ever made was when I used an extra appliqué flower that was leftover from making the quilt top. I wrote the details on with a fabric pen, fused it to the backing fabric and machine appliquéd it down. Doing this before I sandwiched and quilted the quilt meant there was no way anyone was ever removing the label, AND when I finished the binding the quilt was truly done – the label was already on!
So my top tip for making quilt labels is to think about it before you finish your quilt. Start making one while you are piecing the top and then you have more options when it comes to attaching your label and if it’s already made before you are finished, it won’t seem like such a chore at the end.
We’d love to hear from you! Comment below and tell us your favourite ways of making a quilt label and your top tip on how to make the process easier.