Often I am asked about how I create my labels. I have gotten pretty good about putting a label on each quilt as I finish it. It is because I have devised a process that works for me. I prefer to attach the label to the quilt backing before the quilt is quilted, so the label cannot be removed. It is pretty easy and quick. It is takes me less time to make a label than write this post. I use my word processing program (Microsoft Word) and fabric sheets that are pre-treated for putting through an inkjet printer.
|Step 3. Prepare corner triangles|
Cut 4 squares that measure 2"x2".
|Step 4. Sew the squares to each corner|
Position a square in each corner and sew across it diagonally.
|Step 5. Press open to form the triangles|
aligning the edges of the square with the label.
|Step 7. Trim|
Using a roatry cutter and a ruler, open the triangle and trim the fabric 1/4" from the seam.
|Step 8. Prepare For Applique|
Cut a piece of paper backed fusible web such as Heat n Bond or Wonder Under the same size as the label.
|Step 9. Fuse|
Iron the fusible web to the back of the label following the manufacturer's directions.
|Step 10. Trim|
Trim the label so that the side borders measure 1". This will ensure a good seal on the edges.
|Step 11. Fuse|
Remove the paper and fuse the label to the right side of the quilt backing.
|Step 12. Stitch|
Stitch around the label. I use a blanket stitch. You can also use a top stitch, zig zag or any type of decorative stitch.
|Step 13. Finished|