8 Ways to Label your Quilts – and why you should

A quilt label is sewn on the back of a finished quilt to provide information about the quilter, recipient, date and place the quilt was made, and other information.

What is a Quilt Label?

Supplies you may need

– Embroidery or sewing machine – Pigma pen or other permanent fabric marker – Ink jet printer – Preprinted labels – Twill tape – Freezer tape

Machine embroidery is a great option. Just choose a design and what you want to include on your label and you’ll be done in no time.

Quilt Label Method 1: Machine Embroidery

I have used the inbuilt alphabet stitching options on both my Janome 4300QDC and my Bernina 770QE to machine embroider basic looking quilt labels.

You can make hand-embroidered labels using an ordinary piece of quilting cotton, an embroidery hoop and some embroidery floss.

Quilt Labels Method 2: Hand Embroidery

You can actually make hand-written quilt labels. You can write directly onto a piece of fabric (or even the quilt backing) with a fine-tipped permanent marker.

Quilt Label Method 3: Fabric Pens

Pigma Micron pens are widely used for this, but I would suggest doing a test before writing on the quilt backing itself.

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Quilt Label Ideas Video