A quilt label can be placed on the back of your quilt to record important information about the quilt such as who made it, where was it made and when it was completed. If the quilt is going to travel to quilt shows, make sure the owner’s name and address are on the label. Some quilters decorate their labels. There are many books devoted to making labels. From time to time fabric companies will produce fabric with decorated pre-made labels. All you have to do is enter your info and then attach this label to the quilt.
Many labels are done on muslin (cheap and plain fabric). Place muslin over this pattern and trace the lines. Use a permanent fabric marker. Write any information that you want on the label such as the quilt’s maker, town, quilting design, etc. Pigma pens are good markers to use. If you would like to purchase one of these pens, click here
You can also print this label on your computer. You will need to cut a piece of freezer paper the size your computer paper (8 1/2″ by 11″). The freezer paper is ironed to muslin cut the same size. This can be fed through your printer. If you have an ink jet printer make sure to only use the black ink. Set this with your iron. (Use a hot dry iron to “set” – keep the ink from washing out.) Once you complete the label, it must be attached to the quilt. I often applique it to the back of the quilt. If you would like to buy freezer paper from Amazon, click here.
This quilt label is on the back of a quilt that my mother, daughter and I completed (see that quilt in our gallery).
The quilt was as fun to make as the label.
Download a free quilt label
- freezer paper