Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Quilt Labels

 Did you know that every quilt that is donated by Covered in Love gets a label?

As I work on assembling quilts from the blocks donated to Covered In Love, I also attach a label to the backing fabric.  I thought I would share the process that I use that works great for printed labels.

I am assuming that Kat orders her labels from a digital fabric place like Spoonflower.

You can also find some Etsy stores that will customize some labels like these that I ordered years ago.

You can easily needle turn the labels to the back but I have a quicker process.

I use mod podge for fabric. 

(Sorry about the sideways photo - my computer wasn't cooperating!)

With a foam brush (or if you are just prepping one label you can just use your finger), I thinly cover the back of the label with mod podge.  You want to go past the area you will be cutting.  Let it dry.

I then sew them to the backing before I quilt it.  The mod podge makes them a bit sticky so you can just place them on the back without pins.  You can sew them down pretty close to the edge.
You just want to be sure to place the label far enough toward the center of the quilt so it makes it onto the back of the quilt. (Remember your backing is usually bigger than your top and you trim it.  You don't want your label where you will be trimming.)

Even though these labels are now attached with a raw edge, there is minimal fraying thanks to the mod podge.  Even with laundering!

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Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

That's a great way to prepare for raw edge applique!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a great idea for attaching a label! I've tried multiple methods for labeling over the years, but half the time I just completely forget to add one. I should really order some like you did.

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

What a great tip! Thanks, Cynthia!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Thanks for sharing that tip. Cynthia!

thatfabricfeeling.wordpress.com said...

I'm curious why you need the mod lodge? Wouldn't the label work if you just sewed it on to the quilt regular and let the edges be raw? They might fray a bit but the label would stay. Is the problem that you don't want the label sewing to show on the front? I thought I saw that Kat just sews them down and leaves the edges free. I might have been seeing things.

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