|Appliqueing the Label to the Quilt Back Prior to Binding|
|Machine Embroidered, But Sewn to the Quilt Backing By Hand|
|Hand/Machine Wash COLD Gentle, Dry Flat or Tumble LOW, DO NOT OVERDRY!|
I like to put my quilt label in one of the corners of my quilts so that only two sides of the label need to be appliqued to the quilt backing. The other two sides will be secured by the binding stitches. That helps to ensure the label won't ever fall off the quilt (although my hand stitches are spaced as close together as machine stitches, so they're pretty secure).
One funny thing -- I'm using 60/2 cotton embroidery thread to applique the label to the quilt backing, and it feels like I'm sewing with ROPE now that I've grown accustomed to using YLI silk thread for needle turned applique!
I did end up having to buy binding fabric, but I found a pretty purple fabric at my local Bernina dealer 5 minutes from my house rather than having to travel to my not-quite-local quilt shop (also a Bernina dealer, coincidentally) that is between 40 minutes and an hour and a half away, depending on whether I hit rush hour traffic on the Interstate. I wish my local Bernina dealer carried more fabric inventory, and more contemporary fabric lines (Tula Pink, Kona and Bella Solids, Kaffe Fassett), like the faraway dealer does. Anyway, today I didn't need a whole bunch of different fabrics; I just needed ONE fabric that would complement the fabrics in my quilt for a binding, and I'm glad I found it at my Bernina dealer's shop. It's so nice to walk in and be greeted people who treat me like family and call me by name.
|Eagerly Awaiting Binding!|
So obviously, my To-Do for Tuesday has got to be BINDING THIS QUILT! And that's it, folks, because whenever I try to come up with a list of weekly goals for this linky, I just end up feeling badly about not reaching them. ONE goal, that's all: Just the binding!
I'm linking up with:
- · To-Do Tuesday at Stitch ALL the Things: http://stitchallthethings.com
- · WOW WIP on Wednesday at www.estheraliu.blogspot.com
great finish Rebecca!! good idea to have the label made before the quilt is finished - I think I am missing a label or two!
Love love that quilt lying there WOW is sure has a punch.Some one is going to be very lucky to receive that beauty. Cheers Glenda
Totally hear you about rushing to finish a quilt. I am shamefully lax at labelling but there's always so much gorgeous fabric just waiting to be sewn!
I don't do well with labels myself, so maybe I will try your method. I don't have an embroidery machine, but my new Janome has some alphabets, so maybe a try at that. Can't wait to see your "Russian" quilt done.
I do that exact trick putting it in with the binding. My favorite is when I can actually sew it right into the back and then it gets quilted in. If it is for a wedding or friend or something I can do that. It's more difficult to do with a baby as they never seem to arrive on their due dates, LOL. Beautiful quilt!
I love the quilt! I ended up making printed labels through Spoonflower after Jaybird Quilts' tutorial and I am so glad I did. You're right, I always remember at the last minute too, just like you said. Since the labels are done except for adding in the name of the quilt and the finishing date, I just write those on (not my favorite method, but since I want to be done with it, it works for me), and I add it in on the binding sides, just like you do. For quilts I gift I do like to make a hand-stitched label though, so I make sure to make that part of the quilting process. I know exactly what you mean about when you talk about just wanting it to be done, though!
Tabby Mountain is a gorgeous beauty worthy of high praise. SO looking forward to the finished quilt. Have a great weekend!!!
No labels is one thing I am guilty of though I have been experimenting with ideas. That should be my yearly goal, too many design ideas running through my head to make it a shorter goal.
No guilt allowed! There’s way too much guilt and judgement in this hobby already!
Please, no shame!! You know, there is the point of view of the Quilt Police (aka Judges, Appraisers, Historians) that we owe it to Posterity to label EVERY quilt we make. But honestly, the quilts I make get loved hard and used until they are in shreds. Ain’t nothing left to “hand down” to future generations of nosybodies who need to know who made what for whom and when!
The built in alphabet stitches would be great for labels!
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