Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quilt Labels - FREE

Quilt labels are so important. Many of us have antique quilts that were handed down through the family or perhaps obtained elsewhere and have no history of who made it or when. Put a label on every quilt you make, so 50 years or more people will know the when and who of your heirloom.

Now you can get really creative with your labels. I have seen where people have printed a picture on fabric, or taken part of the fabric used on the top, or embroidered one, or had one specially designed one. Most of us just write the information on muslin and sew it on, which is fine. It is better to have something there, than nothing at all.

But if you want to make it special without a lot of work, have I got a website for you. All you have to do is print this out on printable fabric, write your information on it and you have a darling quilt label.

Go to to see what I am talking about. See samples below. But go to the above website and click on the one you want to print out.

Don't you love them? There are more to choose from.


  1. I have downloaded some of these and love them.

  2. How do I make them smaller? At present they print as big as A4.

  3. Anonymous, did you go to the website listed in the write up about them. It is

    I did just now and you are right. They do print at full page. So on the computer, I went to file, print, page set up. There it gives you the option of choosing percentage of picture you want it to print at. I chose 50% and it came out perfect for what I would want. Then just print it on quilting photo cloth and you will have a great label. Hope this helps you.

  4. Is the only option to hand print on these labels? I'm looking for something I can type the information in before I print it?

    1. There may be a way, but I do not know how to do that. Researching how to make labels, I found Even it says to use a pen before sewing it on.

      I have not attempted to make my own yet. But I think I would design my label using Word. That way you can make it the size you want and put a graphic or picture on it. Then just print it out like the above link suggests or use the fabric photo sheets that are sold at fabric stores. They work great for photos.

      I hope this helps.

  5. I wonder if those printed lables will last 50 years ( or even 5 ) years of wear and washing. Stitched is always better, IMO ( hand or machine embroidery).


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