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Attached a photo by 2ndAveStudio on Flickr.

I've really been struggling with how to make labels for myself that I liked...
I got the idea from a a label I picked up at the goodwill bins and from the label I took out of my step sons pants. ( Rocco Jeans from Express)
I asked a friend Jill to help me make something up for Spoonflower But it was too smooth and didn't have the right industrial feel but Jill of Tabslot and Made on Main Street was really helpful in helping me clarify my ideas. Then I picked Cherri's head for a while. Then finally I went over to Atlas Stamps on 28th and Broadway and picked his brain and played with his samples.

This label is for a quilt I made last year that started my quest for how to name and label my quilts. Seemed fitting that it should be the first to be labeled. The quilt will be named "#017"

Stamped onto Linen with a white kona second layer so the backing doesn't show.

I realized the quilt didn't have a lady bug on it anywhere.. so I just added a band around the binding.

14 comments:

Bobbi said...

LOVE...

But how do people attach quilt labels to quilts? Did you machine sew this? (It looks machine sewn.) Does the thread from the label show on the front?

Jill said...

I love it! It came out really fab, and I love the little lady bug taggie too :)

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

I machine sewed the 2 linen and backing to each other since I wanted a bit of machine stitching on the tag. I wanted it to look machine attached on back. But I didn't want it to show on front so I handsewed it on the back of the quilt.

I have done both styles of label attaching in the past. Because sometimes it doesn't really detract to have a square of machine stitching show on the front where you attached the label to the back.
In this case, it would have, so I attached the label by hand.

Bobbi said...

"I machine sewed the 2 linen and backing to each other since I wanted a bit of machine stitching on the tag."

OKAY! Clever. :)

The Calico Cat said...

I apparently do not know the lady bug story...

Robin Quilts, etc. said...

Love, love, love your label.

Creative Mom said...

I love this!! I want my label to be like yours. I just made my first one.

RamonaX said...

I adore your labels!! It's such a cool tag ~ the ladybug is pretty cute too :)

Cherri said...

B. R. I. L. L. I. A. N. T.

Industrial to the nth degree! Yes!

Patty said...

I love your label! How nice to include the washing instructions, too. And it's in such a creative way.

Christina said...

So you did end up using a stamp made by a stamp-maker? I love your label and love the idea of being able to easily print it. I want to hear more about this next time I see you...because I think I may need to make a stamp for labels.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

WOW that is my all time favorite label. What a fabulous finish to a quilt of any kind. LOVE IT!

jmbmommy said...

your label is SOOOOO awesome! You could set yourself up a little shop and all of us would be your minions. Nice job!

Sara said...

Would you mind sharing your label source? This is exactly what I've been looking for (and didn't even know it!). Perfect!