Quilt dedications for labels

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There has been ongoing  posts now and then for quilt-y sayings for
labels, I came across this this morning thought some might like to
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Re: Quilt dedications for labels
Although I love all the quilty sayings, I have to handmake my labels with an
archival pen. I am lucky to get the to - from - and date on it. Am I the
only one?

Boca Jan
Florida - Land of the Hurricanes

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I generally don't worry about labeling quilts, unless there is
something special about the quilt itself.  No one in my family has
ever bothered to label a quilt in the past--just make one and use it
until it is shredded then make a new one.  The most I plan to do for
an everyday use quilt is sign it and give it a year for a date.  I
might use a micron pen or I might do it in embroidery, but it will be
directly on the quilt rather than a separate label.  I plan to use the
quilts I make, and I don't want to feel a label sewn to the back of
the quilt while I'm using it.    
Debra in VA
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Re: Quilt dedications for labels

Nope, you're not the only one.
Every quilt doesn't need a story attached on a label.
The basic facts, who made it, where & when, is usually plenty.
I'm still here so any questions about my quilts can be asked and answered.
The rest of the story -- make it up; fiction is often more fun.  ;-D


Ragmop/Sandy -- often writes basic info on the quilt itself

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Re: Quilt dedications for labels
I just finished one.  The label, written with Pigma pen, said "Made for
Bill Lastname with Love and Hope. Liz Megerle August 2006
It's a twin size Weaver Fever.  I had to make one after seeing Ann's.
Pictures will be taken this weekend.

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Re: Quilt dedications for labels
Thanks Mauvice! The site starts with
advice on basic info to include. It
suggests recording who pieced the quilt
and if it was hand or machine quilted.
Rather than listing technique, I think
it is IMPORTANT to list who DID the
quilting. For a paid quilter, one could
include the name of the quilter OR the
business name, if that is more
appropriate. PAT in VA/USA

Mauvice in central WI wrote:
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Re: Quilt dedications for labels
I have a new policy. I now make the label as I start the quilt. Too
many times I am finishing the quilt at the last minute before it is to
be given as a gift. The label is forgotten and I just write on the
back of the quilt with a pigma pen. I tried to make the writing small
so it isn't noticed unless you are looking for documentation. Now if I
could figure out a way to take the picture before the deadline I would
have a record of my quilts. Sorry to say I don't even know where some
of my quilts have gone. I have a sad handful of photographs to account
for my 25 years of quilting.

Susan Price

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