Monday, January 20, 2014

Quilt Labels

I love making quilt labels.
Sew much sew, that the ladies in my little quilting group
often come to me for this final step
in finishing their quilts.
The last one I made before heading south was a polar bear!

In an effort to accumulate a little pin money
sew I can purchase some of the wonderful
creations that I've recently added to my wish list,
I'm offering these quilt label templates for sale.

(Update:  These labels are
no longer available.)
They are very versatile.
Sometimes I take the time to embroider them.
Often, I just leave them in ink.
Seldom do I think to take pictures of them.
But here's one that I embroidered:

  I print out what I want to say in the center
and use my light box or the sliding glass door
to trace it.
Sometimes I just freehand it.
My writing is similar to the font I used for the label.
Here's one more that is not embroidered,
and matches the design on the topside.

My wish list, you ask?
How sweet of you.
Well, there's Loft Creations' new book
And Piece'n Quilt's new book

And ALL of Michelle Ridgeway's stitchery patterns...
...Val Laird has been designing up a storm,
and Inklingo has been on my wish list since
Karen at Quilts...Etc.  started post pictures of her Lucy Boston quilt,
which I totally fell in love with. 
New to my wish list is Loft Creations' irresistible new bag
called "Prairie Tote".
(This is just a partial list.  I want to make everything I see!)
I know some quilters struggle when it comes time to make that label.
Hopefully. these templates will fill in the blank and make it easier.
I've put it on my sidebar, too.
Do one little, special thing for yourself each day this week.


Abby and Stephanie said...

May your wish list get realized. :o) Very sweet labels and I wish you happy sales.

Montanagirl said...

Your quilt labels are really nice!

Vickie said...

Lovely labels !

Karen said...

You know I love this label. Please send me your address and I will send you a special package.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

your post reminded me that I need to make a label for my Red and Green quilt. I used to be really good about labels and made them right away when I finished a quilt - now somehow I have gotten pokey at it and sometimes it is months before I make one for a finished quilt!thanks

Sheila said...

Your wish list looks great , I hope you have wonder sales of these great labels !

Fiona said...

love your pretty labels... great idea... hope all your wishes come true!


Sondra said...

That's a grand idea! I hope you get a ton of orders!! I'm not a quilter myself but I would surely want a nice label to put on my work if I was! These are great.

Barb said...

I need to do better about labeling my quilts....

DeniseinVA said...

These are lovely Karen, I wish I was a quilter or a sewer for that matter.

Kerstin said...

lovely labels. I never use any labels. I always quilt all the information into the quilt.
I should consider using Labels.
I hope you get all your wishes.
They look very interesting.

Melissa said...

Beautiful labels! I didn't start doing quilt labels until this past year.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

These are gorgeous labels....

Vera said...

Nice labels and list. Good luck with it.

Carrie P. said...

great idea for the labels. i am sure you will sell a lot of pdfs.

FlourishingPalms said...

Hi Karen! Your labels are so sweet! It's great to see them embroidered and appliqu├ęd. You're very creative, and your handwriting is exquisite! The only other person I know whose handwriting is as pretty as yours is Di, of SnippetsnScraps.

Unknown said...

Karen, the labels are so cute! I never thought much about labeling until my grand mum passed away and she never labeled her quilts. It makes me sad to know she put all this hard work into a beautiful quilt and several generations later the quilt is still here, yet no one will know who made it. I was able to put her name on it, but no one knew what year it was made, or what fabrics she used ( We think they were granddads old shirts but we can't be sure). I so recommend people to label!