Quilt Label Tutorial

Oct 27, 2013 - 6:29pm

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A couple of days ago I posted a photo on instagram showing how I make quilt labels.
I was asked to do a tutorial on my method so here it is!
I either write the label by hand or print them on inkjet printable fabric. The brand of
printable fabric that I like to use is Matilda's Own available through Victorian Textiles.

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This label was a left over from my quilt labelling marathon. As you can see there is a spelling
mistake so please just ignore that :) The size of this label is 3.5" x 2".
So the next step is to cut the fabric for the edging. On this size label I cut my strips 1.5" wide.
If you label is bigger you can use a bigger border, but for this size 1.5" looks good.

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Then fold the fabric in half length wise and iron.

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Then sew two strips to either side of the label.

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Iron towards the label.

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Then you need to sew the two top borders.
The way we do this is by cutting the length of edging about an inch longer than the label.
Pin in place.

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The turn the ends under to the backside of the label and pin in place.
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Sew in place. The little trick is you can now flip the border over giving a 
turned edge ready to slip stitch on to the back of the quilt.

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Iron in place and repeat on the bottom edge.
Here is a photo of the back of the label, when sewing it on the back of
the quilt just catch the outside border and tuck the ends in.

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Your label is now complete, ready to sew onto your quilt!

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I often use the leftover binding from quilts to do these labels,
but you can just use any left over fabric from the quilt.

Quilt Label by emma jean jansen

Oct 27, 2013 - 11:35pm

Gwen: Genius!, thank you!! How does the printable fabric work?

May 27, 2016 - 11:33pm


Dec 21, 2018 - 9:17am

Jude: Brilliant you just solved my little issue with the top row after I had figured out the rest on my own I’m at a lust as to why I screwed up the top row. Doh!! Yes tuck it over and alls well !! Merry Christmas enjoy your time with your new little man.

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