Label your quilt for the generations to come

So, you just finished making a quilt and want to get it ready to gift. We KNOW this is going to be treasured for a long, long time. It could even be handed down to future generations!

Maybe you’ve made a baby quilt, and when that baby gets older they will appreciate knowing just who made them that special snuggly present.


I’m here to make the case for labeling your quilts, obviously! The time we invest into making something so special deserves to have its maker sign it. 

Important info to include when you label your quilt: 


1. Your name. (And possibly the name of the quilter if you like)

2. The recipients name.

3. The date or just month and year it was finished. 

4. A word about the occasion for the gift if you like!

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Get creative with those labels too. They can be written with permanent fine tipped pen, machine or hand embroidered, or printed on fabric with an inkjet printer. 

If your quilt is going into a showcase, they may require you to add extra things to the label as well. Definitely make sure everything is clear so you get your quilt back with no snags.
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I also think it’s great to use printed fabric if you can! It adds a sprinkle of fun. 🙂

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I hope I’ve made the case for labeling your quilt! 
Happy stitching!


Michelle Brassens

Hi, I’m Michelle! I’ve never met a craft I didn’t like. Sewing however was where I really found my groove! So I left behind life as a pastry chef and concentrated on making things with fabric instead of food. I work at Dinkydoo Fabrics now and get to write about sewing and quilting for work. Stick with me and I’ll show you all kinds of tips and tricks, from beginner to expert maker level. Can’t wait!