I finally made myself some custom quilt labels to identify all the projects that I make. I debated for a long time how to do this and what system to use and eventually just made myself choose. Because something is better than nothing!
And this something is definitely better than nothing. I’m really happy with them!
There are a few tutorials out there on how to do this, so I just googled them and read through a few. I found Julie’s tutorial the most helpful in terms of specific sizes to use for Spoonflower. And then I just used picmonkey.com to help me create my label. I don’t think that is necessarily the easiest way to do things but I’m familiar with picmonkey so that’s why I used it. I have a logo that I threw on there along with my name and blog name. Plus I included some lines to allow me to hand write (or embroider…ha!) the quilt name and year I made it…or whatever information I want to include.
I uploaded my single image onto spoonflower and put it in a simple repeat (very easy to do on Spoonflower). Then I made sure I liked it. (I did!) and ordered one yard of the design on Kona Cotton. I think it cost me right around $18 for the whole thing and I ended up with 63 labels I believe! So definitely pretty cost efficient for a custom label.
When my yardage came, I carefully cut the fabric into strips and then the strips into the individual labels. I’ll be honest, I haven’t cut them all up. I don’t need them all right away and I got lazy. But I’ll do it soon. Then to add the label to my quilts, I pressed a quarter inch fold all around the edges to create a nice finished edge. I will then hand sew the labels onto the back corner of my quilts.
I feel moderately pulled together now with quilt labels and glad that I have *something* to put on the back of my quilts to identify them. Sometimes I know that seems like an unnecessary step but really it’s important to sign your work. You wouldn’t paint a painting, give it to someone and not sign it! So we need to do the same thing with our quilts.
Oh and if you are not interested in making a custom label, there are some uber adorable labels people have designed and are selling on spoonflower. These are some of my favorites! So cute!