Quilt labels are one of those small and personalized details that you may not find on most handmade quilts.
This small addition to your quilts will give all the necessary information to whoever looks at your quilt, whether it’s six months after you made it or 60 years.
In this post, I’ll show you how to use our free printable labels with your projects, plus give you several methods to create your own labels.
I’ve also created a Free Printable Quilt Labels PDF that you can download to help you out with labeling your quilts.
What Are Quilt Labels and Why Do You Need Them?
Quilt labels are often a small piece of fabric, most commonly a square or rectangle, made from 100% quilting cotton.
The information required for the label is then either written, ironed on, or printed onto that fabric with fabric-safe ink.
You’ll want to use a white or very light color for the tag or label to ensure the wording is easily visible for the recipient. The wording should be written or printed using a dark color (black or navy blue, etc.).
How many times have you heard someone say, “Well, I have a quilt someone in my family made years ago, but I’m not sure who made it, when they made it, or why?”
Adding a quilt label onto the back of your quilts provides that vital info to the person you are giving a quilt to and their future family. Quilt tags can also add a sweet personal touch to gifts you give to friends and family.
Now let’s take a look at how you can use our quilt label template to make your very own labels for your quilts.