Linda and I make quilts we usually add a label as a finishing touch.
Sometimes I am asked by others to make quilt labels for them and such was the case this week.
Methods for making quilt labels can be so varied and I have tried a number of different ways over the years.
This past week I had three different labels to print and complete and my latest way of completion is to frame the label with a single layer binding.
Top left - I cut a 1 inch binding strip the length of the outside edge of the label plus 6 inches;
Top right - I sewed the binding on to the label the same as if I was binding a quilt, doing mitred corners as I went;
Bottom left - After pressing I turned the binding to the back and pressed, making sure the corners were pressed neatly. The binding will have raw edges on the reverse side but this will not matter;
Bottom right - I turned the label over to the front and it is now ready to be hand stitched to the back of the quilt. All the raw edges are now hidden.
I like to use some of the quilts backing fabric for the binding, if it is available.