Sunday, October 23, 2016


Do you label your quilts? 
I have always documented and labeled my quilts with at least the name of the quilt, my name and the date. If it is a gift, I add who it is for and maybe the occasion. Sometimes I add my location.  
I also keep a running journal and of coarse photos of all the quilts I make and a short paragraph about each quilt, including size and finish date. 
Lately, I have fallen behind in labeling. 
Since I finished a baby quilt made for a gift, I knew I needed to get busy making some labels. 
I used Bubble Jet Set 2000 to set the ink from my printer on the labels.
It is easy to use. I take my muslin (my usual go to label fabric) and soak it in the solution. Ring out the excess and hang it to dry.
Once it is dry, I iron it and then cut it to 8 1/2" x 11". I also cut freezer paper to the same size and iron it on. 
At my computer, I search for free clip art that will go with each quilt. I make my labels with the important information on it and then print it out. Here are the ones I made yesterday.
Once they are printed, I iron them again to set and cut them out. I remove the freezer paper and iron under a 1/4" around the label.
The last thing to do is stitch them on! Here are the quilts I finally finished!
From left to right:
Yes, Baby Bear (Mod Bear Paw), Hunter's Star, Freedom of Expression, Pretty Patchwork, Diamonds in the Rough, and Fall Y'all!


  1. Very helpful. Thanks for the info. Do you have any idea how well the printing lasts with multiple washings? I can not write my own labels because of a tremor. It would be great to be able to do my own. Nancy A:

  2. Those look fabulous. How have yours done with frequent washing. I haven't had much luck with mine staying visible unless I use the stiff prepared for printing fabrics.


Sweet sentiments