Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Labels for quilts

One should always make a label for the quilt. It should have the name of the quilt, the maker's name, and the date, for sure! Anything more than that may be added. They may be hand stitched, embroidered by machine, or hand painted. Whatever works for the quilt is fine. It should be hand blind stitched to the back of the quilt on the far right cortner. If running behind and it won't show, it may be sewn on by machine; however, this is not very satisfactory in most cases.
The background should be light enough for the writing to be quite evident.
Many people use a piece of the fabric that is on the front of the quilt, if it is light enough to read the writing.