Today I’m going to throw a short tutorial your way and show you my favorite way to label quilts. Labeling your quilts with a fabric tag is a modern, simple, and efficient way to label without being overly fussy. It’s sturdy and will last just as long as your quilt. I also happen to think it looks very professional! Here’s the full tutorial (with pictures!) on how you can label your quilts with a tag—once you start, you’ll never stop:
Cut it Out
I like to use a fabric scrap from the front of my quilt for the tag—you’re welcome to use whatever you’d like.
Typically, I make my tags from a 4″ x 4″ square. If I plan on writing something longer on the tag, I’ll up it to 6″ x 4.”
Sew it Up
Next, you’ll fold your tag in half, right sides together, so that it makes one long rectangle. Go ahead and stitch along the edge at 1/4.”
Turn the tag right side out. Now, push the seam open from the sides and shift to the center of the tag (this doesn’t have to be perfect). Press well so that everything lays flat.
Fold your tag in half, with the seam hidden inside the fold. Press again.
Write it Down
Now its time to write your label out. I like to use a fine-point sharpie for this. Feel free to use one or both sides of the tags if you’re a little more long-winded! Sometimes, especially in the case of baby quilts, I like to leave the label blank until I’ve got all the final details. My poor niece’s name is spelled wrong on her baby quilt, because her mom changed her mind about the spelling of her name after I finished her quilt!
Stitch it On
Once your quilt is quilted and ready for binding, line the raw edges of your tag up with the bottom right hand corner (on the back). Pin into place. Stitch on at 1/4″ seam. When you sew the binding on it’ll secure the tag in place again. Just make sure that it is laying flat as you sew!
That’s all there is to it! Do you have a favorite way to label your quilts? I’d love to see them and hear about them in the comments below!