Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Selvages on Quilt Labels

Julie Sefton of Memphis, TN has been using selvages in her quilt labels and I think it's a terrific idea! In the label above, Julie credits the machine quilter as well as the fabric designer and manufacturer.

Visit Julie's blog at: Julie's blog has been named one of "55 Rad Blogs" in the new issue Quilter's Home magazine. Yayyy, Julie! (By "rad" they mean funny, interesting and easy to read, in case you were wondering.)

This is what Julie had to say about the label below:

It's not pieced onto the back but stitched on so that it will be quilted into
the quilt. I used a Sharpie to write on the freezer-papered fabric, removed the
paper and heat set the printing, pieced a bit, pressed some more, and finished
with selvages (giving me woven edges and no turning under).

How clever is that? Good thinking, Julie!

Awww, 4th anniversary. Happy anniversary Eric and Lauren!


kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

What a great idea and such a clever idea to record another piece of information about the quilt on the label - the fabrics used! Somewhere down the line when someone is trying to gather a history of these quilts they will have more information to go on!

FYI...I quilt said...

I am loving this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Barb said...

Thanks for sharing this Karen - clever idea!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thanks for passing these ideas on, Karen . . . just wish I'd starting doing this sooner! (Having the label quilted into the quilt makes sure it is "done" instead of having it added to the too-long "to do" list!)

Jill said...

Outstanding idea! I am constantly amazed and inspired by the creativity of quilters!

Kelly said...

Really good idea! The best thing about the internet is seeing the creativity of all these fabulous people!!

Suze said...

Thanks for the idea of using selvages for the edges! I'll have to try it out next time.