If I’m making a quilt for a friend, I will write a label out and sew it on with a little note, but what do you do for a quilt I sell? I’ve made a few on my embroidery machine (which needs a big-time service, yikes), but I’ve been looking at alternatives that woudl also incorporate my logo, more or less easily.
I came across these iron-on labels at Custome Couture Label Co. on etsy and wanted to see what you all thought.
Would an iron-on label be weird on a quilt? I plan on putting a few on a practice sandwich and see how they work. I will report back on that, but wanted to get your opinions. That means now is the time to de-lurk and leave me a comment, pretty please!
Holly Harrison says
Hi! unless you plan to sew over the edges, I can’t imagine an iron on label would stay on very long…. I ordered some woven labels, 1×2 inches with my logo and sew one into the binding near a corner. You can still see it but it is sewn into a seam and should stay without being too “look at me” distracting.
Thanks for checking in, Holly! I’m glad you commented, since one of my concerns with sewing it on was that you would see one of the seams from the front, and it might be distracting. I was also considering a twill tape that I could fold in half and sew in a loop to the binding.
I haven’t done this yet, but you could strategically place the label on the backing, baste it, then quilt as per normal. Your label will be quilted in place and no distraction on the front of the quilt. 😉
Jackie Walton says
I wouldn’t trust them to stick through several washings — guess I would try to tack them down somehow.