OK, tell the truth--how many of you always put labels on your quilts? We all know we should, but it's a step that is so easy to ignore--especially if the quilt wasn't made for some "special reason".
All quilts are special and all should have a label. And honestly? I used to be really bad about it myself.
But there are ways to have fun with label making...here's how I do it.
First, I don't wait until the quilt is finished to make the label. Odds are, once that last stitch is put on the binding, a needle will never come near it again. So at some point during the making of the quilt I do the label.
I really recommend the HP Custom Quilt Label program. It's inexpensive and very easy to use. If you've got the computer skills necessary to read a blog, you can make gorgeous labels.
While the program does come with clip art, I'm not a big fan of their selections. So here's a really good reason to pick up a few of those nifty books-with-CDs that are out there.
I love finding just the right vintage image to go with my project. And border/background colors are practically unlimited. As are the fonts you can use.
You can get 4 small labels on one sheet of Printed Treasures, or one large label.
Yes, Printed Treasures is pricey, but the cost per label isn't bad. And there are always sales.
So have fun making some cool labels and impress the heck out of the recipients of your quilts!