Labeling Tips

While signing a quilt or quilted piece is an option, any piece that is created for display or competition should be signed. In years to come, a signature and date on any piece will be of interest to the owner.

Pigma drawing pens come in different nib widths and mark permanently on fabric. Keep the overall design of the piece in mind when selecting the method and placement of the signature so that it compliments rather than distracts from the piece.

If the finished piece is intended to be hung on the wall, a rod casing is an ideal means to hang the piece.

We have found that we like the “sleeve” method the best.

Cut a piece of fabric 4½” X the quilt width.  Turn the edges on both short and both long sides in ¼” and press.

Turn these edges under another ¼” and press.  Top-stitch along these edges. Pin the sleeve on the back of the quilt along the top edge just beneath the binding.

Hand sew to the back of the quilt.  Be careful not to needle through to the front of the quilt.

Hanging HintCafé curtain rods make great quilt hangers.  They come with all the hardware and they can’t be seen from the front of the quilt.  By using this sort of hanger you can spread the weight of the quilt evenly so that you won’t get any “sagging”.