When I'm making a label for a quilt, I try to reflect the theme of the actual quilt. The label for Scandinavian Christmas will have some stitchery (I'm using the same colour DMC thread that was used on the front of the quilt) and some applique too (thanks to some left over scraps of Lynette's Frosty Friends fabric). I sketched a design onto paper, and wrote over it with a very fine Sharpie pen. The design was then printed directly onto a sheet of Sticky Fabri-Solvy rather than tracing it onto the linen that I'm using. Once the stitchery is completed, the Sticky Fabri-Solvy is simply rinsed away, and when the label is dry, it is pressed and the applique added. A final press, and the label is cut to shape, and the edges are turned over ready for securing to the back of the quilt...
...the label was machined in place along the bottom edge of the quilt, then I slip stitched around the sides with Aurifil 80wt thread. Once the label was secure, the binding was folded over and hand stitched along the folded edge. Now I just need to do a final photoshoot and hope to share some more pictures soon!
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