Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sailing on

The darling little sail boat quilt  got quilted last night.  Tonight I have had too many other things going to get to work on the binding.  But here is the quilt all nicely quilted with wavy lines (think ocean)

Other than binding it, I do still need to make a label for it.  What information should I put on the label?  I guess you should know that this is a commission quilt,  but I was told "do it, I trust  you" (or something like that. )   Plus I sort of know the mom-to-be whose little boy this will be for.
So what should I put on the label?  I know I am putting his first name.  Other than that I am open for suggestions.  Also how do you make your quilt labels?

14 comments:

Barb said...

I am ashamed...I rarely label my quilts...dont hurt me!!

Tonya said...

Name of the quilt, his name, date, and your name.

Maddie Kertay- The Domestic Anarchist said...

Made for-
Given by-
Made by-
date-

I usually make the label with my embroidery machine.

Maddie

Rhonda said...

Cute!
I make mine on my emb. Machine.
Sailing Lonf with .....the child's name would to cute, plus your general info.

Pat said...

Good ideas from the others. Having no embroidery machine, I use my computer to print on fabric for my labels.

Susan said...

The program at our guild meeting this month is going to be on inking quilt labels! I'm excited to learn how to do this by hand as I usually print my labels on the computer. I'm sure it's easier using the computer printer, but much more personal if it's done by hand!

Being that this is a commission quilt, I would list the information that Maddie suggested and maybe add the town/state as well.

Marjorie said...

Really cute quilt. I've been thinking a lot about wavy lines lately with the trend toward modern quilts. Guess I'm going to have to stitch some.

I try to label family quilts and commission quilts. In the past I have always used the printable labels. I think EQ has great label fabric, and they print beautifully and the ink really stays with them. You can be fairly artistic on the computer.

But I recently bought font engine for Embird and have purchased some labels from EmbLibrary and added text with Embird, and I really like those labels too.

Marjorie said...

I forgot to add what I put on the label:
Quilt designed, pieced, and quilted by ________ (a lot of the time it's more than one person.
OR
Quilt pieced by ________ and
Quilted by _____________
City, State
Month (if only one) and Year
Short quote or sentimental saying.

Dot said...

I make my labels with my embroidery sewing machine. Usually they will read something like this:
Stitched with love for
Name

Quilt made by
My name
My town
Date
I sew the label to the back of the quilt at a corner.

Sherry said...

I have done labels on my embroidery machine but I really like hand writen ones. I usually do:
made by
date
city, state
and if I know who it's for, I include that

Sherry said...

I have done labels on my embroidery machine but I really like hand writen ones. I usually do:
made by
date
city, state
and if I know who it's for, I include that

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I like that quilting, looks like the ship caught a trade wind! I usually print my labels on the PC, and whether commissioned or not I put "Creative quiltmaking by [my name]" along with the quilt's name, size, the date and my location. Then at the bottom I put "made especially for ____".If the client has no label preference, that's what I do. :-)

Marguerita said...

Gene, I am no help here - I've never put a label on a quilt yet. M

Snoodles said...

I'm afraid I am not much help....most of mine are for family so far, so Madame Samm made me a logo that I put on the iron-on transfers that I feed through the printer. They look nice (and she made it so cute) but I'd love to know how to do a "real" one.
It's been fun reading these comments and learning about labels.