Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Labels, Labels, Labels and Quilt Hanging Sleeves

People often ask me why I don't put quilts into local quilt shows.


The short answer....

Labels and quilt hanging sleeves

Not my thing!

I love piecing quilt tops.

I love hand sewing quilt bindings.

I don't mind quilting quilt tops ( especially now with my Babylock Coronet)

Kites from Pennsylvania

But I do not like to do labels and hanging sleeves.

I have a self imposed standard for quilt labels.

They must include a picture of the quilt.
They must be legible, preferably done on the computer.
And they must have my signature, illegible as it often is.

Hanging sleeves should also adhere to a set of (again, self imposed) standards.

Hanging sleeves should match the quilt back, if possible.  Or at least complement the quilt.
They should not be pinned to the quilt.
Hand basted is acceptable, but the machine blind stitch is nicer since it is so sturdy - especially for wall quilts.

So when I succumbed to the call for quilts to be entered into my guild's upcoming quilt show, I knew I had to do labels and hanging sleeves.

Well Thursday is quilt drop off day and this is now Tuesday afternoon. So what am I doing?
Writing a blog post about how I hate doing labels.  

Yes, only labels, since I found out that the guild does not need sleeves (yay!) due to the way the quilt having system they use.

But they do need labels.  

So I made the labels.

40 Fabulous Years with Quilt in a Day

Weed Whacker #2

Now all I need to do is attach them to each of the four, yes, four, quilts I am entering in the show.

Well, I still have all of Wednesday to finish this task.

Labels are made, so now I can sew.

Louise, on the island, in label procrastination mode 

 PS. Finished the binding on this quilt yesterday afternoon.
See?  I told you I liked to hand sew bindings!