Quilt label instructions are easy to follow. Labels are created to primarily display the artists signature. As with all works of art a signature is very important. The added benefit for quilters is that a quilt label can also contain extra information such as:
* Who the quilt has been made for
* How to care for the quilt
* What type of batting has been used
* Year made
* Fabric - usually in a lighter shade so that your writing shows. If you have prewashed your quilt fabric then it is best to prewash your label fabric as well.
* Freezer paper - it should have a wax and a dull side
* Rotary Cutter, mat and ruler
* Fabric marking pen, usually black
Step 1: Cut label fabric to size (4 1/2" x 5").
Step 2: Iron flat.
Step 3: Cut a piece of freezer paper 1/2" bigger on all sides than the label.
Step 4: Using a marking pen draw lines on the dull side of the freezer paper to use as a writing guide. The freezer paper also helps to stabilize the label fabric when you are writing on it.
Step 5: Turn lined freezer paper wax side up, place fabric label right side up and flip both over together. Press.
Step 6: Turn over - you should be able to see the drawn lines through the fabric.
Step 7: Using a fabric pen write on the label.
Step 8: Peel off the wax paper.
Step 9: Turn under raw edges of label and press.
Step 10: Hand stitch in place on the lower right hand corner.