Quilt Label Instructions

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

* Scissors

* 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.

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