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Sep 26, 2014

Quilt Labels for Vice Versa Block of the Month

Sep 26, 2014
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For last year's BOM, I had some custom quilt labels printed at Spoonflower and was really happy with how they came out.  I decided that I would kick it up a notch this year for the Vice Versa BOM by making the labels again...... but this time adding space for maker's to sign their work.  Of course!  Aren't we supposed to do this every time?  I am usually so bad about labeling my quilts.  Having this pre-made label ready to go makes it so much easier for me to get pumped about that very last step of finishing a quilt.

I am currently taking pre-orders for the labels - they will be shipped out to you once I receive them from Spoonflower.  With so many people participating in the BOM, I am trying to gauge how many are interested in labels - thus the pre-order.  The label is 6 1/2" x 3 3/8" and is printed on White Kona Cotton.  It uses the logo from Vice Versa BOM and has lines for writing the maker and the date completed.  There is additional blank space if you'd like to write a personal message on the quilt if it is a gift.


The Labels can be pieced into your quilt back - or - added as an applique like I did.  Here's how I added my label to the quilt:
1.  Trim down the label to size by cutting off the excess white.
2.  Fold each side of the label over 1/4" and press.  Then stitch around all four sides to secure the raw edges.  Press.
3. (optional) Apply fusible web to the back of the label.  I like to do this to secure the label to the quilt while I am hand stitching it on.  Remove paper backing.
4.  Apply the label with fusible web to the quilt back with an iron (following the fusible web manufacturer's instructions).  After the label has cooled, hand stitch with a slip stitch around all four sides of the label to secure.
5.  Sign and date label with permanent archival ink.

Done!

Labels are available for pre-order in the shop.
I hope your BOM quilts are coming along!  Next week, I will be sending out the instructions to assemble the quilt top.
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1 comment:

  1. Also you could sew borders on the label and applique too.

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