A Custom Quilt Label

How to make a quilt label video tutorial

Today is a special day.

Yes, yes, it’s just another tutorial…

but it’s not just another tutorial, because today I’m releasing my very first video tutorial.

That’s right—I’ve finally realized that it is 2018 and that video is the way to go. I think you’re really going to enjoy these videos too! I love being able to interact with you like you’re in the studio sewing with me. I’m excited to see what you guys think and get started on more video tutorial projects!

I’ve been putting this off for a long time because I really can’t stand watching Youtube. About 3 minutes into the video I always think Cut the chatter and just tell me how to do what I am trying to do! So, in an effort to keep busy sewists like myself from throwing their laptops out the window, I’ve actually created two tutorials: The first is a full-length video that goes through every single little detail—perfect for a beginner or someone who wants to take their time. There’s also a shortened version which still gives you all the major steps, but won’t make you want to do something rash.

For this first tutorial, I thought I’d take you through all the steps of creating an original quilt label. We’ll go through all the important steps:

  1. Designing a custom label
  2. Calculating Cuts
  3. Cutting
  4. Piecing and sewing your quilt label
  5. Sewing the label onto the quilt

So, let’s take a look, shall we?!

How to Make A Quilt Label | Short and Sweet

Here you can see my shortened tutorial- no frills, no small talk…

How to Make A Quilt Label | The Whole Story

Here you can see my full-length tutorial with every gritty detail like how to calculate your square sizes!

What to Expect Next

I’m new to this whole YouTube thing, but for as much as I don’t enjoy watching video, I do enjoy making them! It’s a fun process and I like the idea that you get to connect with me in a more candid way. I think it’s safe to say that you can expect some more videos from me in the future, but if you want to see lots and lots more, you better speak up, leave comment below, and follow my channel!

I’d love to hear your thoughts about these videos. Are you a YouTube junkie or an old-fashioned written tutorial kinda person?

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  1. Very nicely done. Short version is perfect for experienced quilters. Photography really works. Your voice and timing were just right…love the smoothness with which you delivered the instruction. Music during speed-up segments enhanced attention span for viewer! You are going to be able to expand your visibility with this high quality and professional approach. Congrats.

  2. Well done Rachel. I am an experienced quilter and watched both videos. I agree with Jeanne that the short version is perfect for experienced quilters. However, I love the thoroughness that you incorporated with the longer version for those who may not have made a label before. I like to print my info on my label and then sew it into the rest of the label layout. Pace of the video was great and as Jeanne has mentioned, very smooth.:) I would like to know your thoughts on hand stitching prior to the all over quilting. Some have mentioned that hand stitching alone could allow someone to remove the label, but I like how it is easier to read than when I quilt afterwards. Thanks again, always enjoy your instruction.

    • Thanks so much! 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I have also heard the debate on attaching your label before or after quilting and in my opinion, if someone really wants to take credit for my quilt by removing the label or putting another one on, they are going to do that no matter what precautions I take. I know that might sound a little gloomy, but I think if they really wanted to, they could just sew another label on top and no one would be the wiser. I prefer hand sewing it on after quilting, so that’s what I do 🙂 Where do you land on that?

  3. I’m late to the table and had to comment. I think offering long and short videos is a genius idea. The short video was a good fit and gave me new ideas to use for quilt labels. Dido on the comment for the music on the speed up segment. Can’t wait for your next video!

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