Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Little Things....

The 'slow sewing' movement continues to gain 

momentum......

Many of you can relate to taking your time over 

projects and loving what you do!

So, for now, I only have little things to show....


 I really loved finishing off Helen's bag for her....

She did a fine job of the hand quilting!


That's another one I can tick off my 'WIPS' list!

*   *   *

I realised recently, thanks to Clare that I had too 

many quilts without labels....

So that has been partially remedied with these.....





(2 down, 7 to go!)

I dug around in my scraps to find matching fabric....

And used a black waterproof marker

 for the important details.


Simple, but effective!


Do you label your quilts?

And if so, how and when do you do it?

I'd love to know!

SUZ




27 comments:

  1. I try to put labels but often forget ... or wait too long and don't get them done. Sometimes I write on the back of the quilt.
    Very pretty bag!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I almost always forget to label quilts. Love what you have done. And the bag looks great too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Slow is good and every finish is a good one. I must admit that I do not often put labels on my quilts even though I know I should.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've only labelled two which I gave away as gifts. I guess I should label more. For each I hand stitched the words. A waterproof marker would be much quicker....

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was very good with my first dozen quilts putting at least my name and the date on. Not so good lately. :( I like to embroider my initials and the year.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm finding I'm really enjoying the process at the moment, rather than just trying to get a finish, so I totally relate. I don't ever label my quilts, although I know it's something I really should remedy!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I forget to label them too, although special ones and gifts I try to embroider labels. I must get better at it or just do it later ;)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have basic labels... I feel funny about putting them, like it is something from a shop, but I love seeing labels on things I receive...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ooo! Your bag is so pretty! That looks like a reasonable pattern too...no crazy zips in there! Great job.

    Labels. Huh. I need to be better at them. I keep thinking I'll have some made and just attach as I go, but I'm too lazy to even design them. I'm not help :(

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love those labels! I confess, I often skip that step. When I do, it's the very last thing I think of and I have to force myself to do it.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just found your blog and love it! The slow sew movement is just my speed :) Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I am a bad quilter, never label a thing!!! I suppose as I blog and photograph everything I have a record, albeit not a perfect one xxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. It is good to label....but I am very bad at it...unless it is a gift. My sister is moving closer :) Maybe I will have a chance to sew with her....fingers crossed!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I think I've labeled a grand total of 2 quilts. My sister's and my mom's. Otherewise I usually can't be bothered to do it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. The only quilt I have labelled is the one just given to my hubby - I really need to do more labels in the future too!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Sometimes I do sometimes I don't...usually I don't!

    ReplyDelete
  17. What kind of black marker are you using to write your labels? I hope it isn't a Sharpie. They wash out. Be sure to use either a Micron Pigma Pen, or a Gelly Roll pen. Both are meant for fabric. That said, I never hand write my labels. I make a label for every quilt using my Macbook "Pages" (like Word) software. Once it's created, I print it on Printed Treasures, a paper-backed fabric. Wash it to set the inkjet ink, cut it out (I leave 3/8" margin all around) and hand sew it to the quilt. Here's my blog post about how to make labels: http://flourishingpalms.blogspot.com/2010/05/making-quilt-labels.html
    Hope this helps!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yay for labelling your quilts! I do them as I finish them. Write it up in the computer, print out, with a light box transfer to quilters muslin, press and stitch on. Job done!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I label quilts, except for sometimes I make the label and it doesn't quite make it to the quilt which is bad.
    The bag looks lovely, great fabric too.

    ReplyDelete
  20. What wonderful labels! I label about 50 percent of my quilts. Depends where they are going I guess. I need to be better about consistently labeling as we have a vintage quilt and Mark and I have no clue even which side of the family it comes from...

    ReplyDelete
  21. I label the quilts I give away, and eventually label the ones I keep. I do the label the same as Meredithe, and use a Pigma Pen.

    I've just bought some new pens (Stained by Sharpie) especially for use on fabrics, have yet to try them though.

    p.s. love the fabric on the dress in the top photo.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Helen looks wonderful in her fabulous outfit and super stylish bag!! I'm hopeless at labelling my quilts! I get the labels ready but I just don't get around to sewing them on. Good on you for catching up on your labelling!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love labeling my quilts now I just FMQ it somewhere on the front of the quilt! Quick and Easy!

    ReplyDelete
  24. so glad you are labeling your quilts. I had used to make a label on ink jet printable fabrics but have since graduated to using a label I had made on spoonflower. I think it's so important, so that 100 years from now someone will know when and why and for whom you made the quilt.

    ReplyDelete
  25. i really need to make some labels for my quilts. Clare's post made me think, too. i like your marker labels. if i wait until i embroider my labels it could be a long, long time.
    did you just use invisible stitching to put them on the back? did you use any fusible product?

    ReplyDelete
  26. I never used to label my quilts, but now I do as soon as they are finished and bound. I like using back-stitch embroidery to add the details, but because I sew the words I tend to only note the bare minimum, no lengthy descriptions!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Lately I label my quilts more often. I create my label on the computer, print it, iron muslin onto freezer paper to stabilize it, then place the muslin over the printed label and trace the lettering with a fine-point Sharpie pen. I bind the top and one side of the label and hand stitch it to the quilt back, and sew the remaining side and the bottom onto the bottom and side of the quilt back, when I attach the binding. This is not my original method and I cannot remember where I learned to do this, but it makes a very durable and attractive label.

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a message! I love your feedback!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...