Sunday, 13 November 2011

2 Checks off the list...

Bindings done!!! That's all there is to say about that.

 One of my quilts was 'adopted' a few weeks ago and I realised it didn't have a label, many of my other quilts are in the same predicament. When I first started making quilts I would quilt my initials or name and the date somewhere in the quilt, then I saw people talking about labels. Before my quilt went to it's new home overseas I made it a label and some extras for the 'un-labelled' others. There are still more that need labels but it's a start. I had found a great tutorial but can't remember where about making labels. You make the front then sew a backing piece onto it so that they are right sides facing. Sew right around the label then cut a slit in the backing fabric and turn inside out. Makes a lovely label and once it is stitched on the back of the quilt you would know the back is cut.


Hope you are having a great stitchy weekend!
cheers
Marina

13 comments:

Nicky said...

Good idea on the label! Well done Marina!

Lib said...

I LOVE the elephant label! It is just so cute, what did the quilt look like?

rosie said...

Marina, you are inspirational, the way you are working at finishing all your quilts.. After Christmas I am going to try too... Unfortunately I have a short attention span!!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Thanks for that tip Marina, I will try it next time I make a label. My quilt shop also suggested it's a good idea to write what batting you use to help with washing (which I haven't done so far!) Love the elephant label.

shez said...

what a great idea

Mistea said...

Fabulous labels - wonder if any of my quilts would like to know their identity.
Great work on that binding more than half the month to go - can't wait to see what you achieve.
Enjoy

Bev C said...

Hello Marina.

Love that elephant on the label, he has his trunk up to which is good luck.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

els koetsier said...

Thats indeed a great idea for making labels for the Quilts.

Thank you.

Cheers Els

Serenata said...

Well done Marina! The labels are great. Did you stitch the writing? Or is it written with a special pen, or printed on special fabric?

Maria said...

I am hopless at putting on lbels too. Must get better at it. Your labels look great especially the elephant one.

Sheila said...

Congrats on your two finishes and that is a really great tip with the labels , I am notorious for not putting a label on :-(

Michelle Ridgway said...

Great tip for the label and good work on your finishes...waht do you write on them with?????

Karen said...

Wonderful idea for labels and wonderful labels, I just LOVE the elephant one!!!