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Making Quilt Labels

Follow these tips for labeling your quilt, then choose from two block ideas to make your own quilt label.


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Make A Signature Quilt Label


This 6" block is a great way to incorporate favorite fabrics from your quilt top into a customized quilt label.


Cut Fabrics

From solid white, cream or tan, cut:
1--2x4-3/4" rectangle

From print No. 1, cut:
1--3-7/8" squares, cutting it in half diagonally for 2 triangles total

From a print No. 2, cut:
2--1-7/8x4-3/4" rectangles
1--3-7/8" square, cutting it in half diagonally for 2 triangles total

From freezer paper cut:
1--2x4-3/4" rectangle


Create Signature Strip

1. Center shiny side of a freezer paper 1-1/2x4-1/4" rectangle on wrong side of a white, cream or tan 2x4-3/4" rectangle.

2. Use a black fine-point permanent marking pen to sign and date fabric side of prepared strip, making sure you don’t write in the seam allowances, to make a signature strip. Remove freezer paper.


Assemble and Finish Signature Block

1. Sew print No. 2 rectangles to opposite edges of signature strip (Diagram 1) to make a block center. Press seams toward print. The block center should be 4-3/4" square including seam allowances.

2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew print No. 2 triangles to side edges of block center. Press seams toward triangles.

3. Sew print No. 1 triangles to top and bottom edges of block center to make a label block (Diagram 3). Press seams toward print No. 1 triangles. The block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

4. Turn under 1/4" seam allowance on each edge. Hand stitch label block to quilt back.