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Make your own Quilt Labels
I always label my quilts and always encourage others to do the same.
This method is quick and simple and I often use the leftover binding from quilts to do these labels, but you can just use any left over fabric from the quilt.

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  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    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.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Then fold the fabric in half length wise and iron.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then sew two strips to either side of the label.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Iron towards the label.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    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.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    The turn the ends under to the backside of the label and pin in place.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    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.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    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.

  • How to make a packaging labels. Quilt Label Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

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

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