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Quilt Labels

Do you use quilt labels? They can add such a cool personal touch your finished projects. There are many different kinds and we’ll talk a little bit about them. But first, here is a peek at my latest finish (the Gather quilt with the ivory background) with its cute little custom Lella Boutique label peeking out from the back.

Flower Pot quilt binding. Learn Vanessa's machine binding tricks for quilters. Cute custom labels from a company called CustomLabels4U
Custom quilt label ordered through Quilt by Lella Boutique in Flower Pot fabric arriving April 2022

Why Label Your Quilt?

There are several reasons and kinds of labels. Let’s discuss a few of them.

  • Some labels are used to document a quilt’s information. These labels will generally have several blanks to fill in such as the pattern name, fabric used, maker name, quilter name, date completed, etc. I have never used this kind but some people really love to keep that information handy.
  • A label can provide washing or special care instructions. I love the idea of this one, especially for gifting.
  • A lot of labels are intended to add your signature to a quilt (this is the purpose of mine). Fat Quarter Shop carries a variety of premade labels here but you can also have custom ones made. (I’ll share more about mine in a minute.)
  • Others labels are just plain funny or beautiful and don’t serve any real purpose other than aesthetic. (Check out some of these humorous ones designed by Kylie and the Machine.)
Flower Pot quilt binding. Cute custom labels from a company called CustomLabels4U
Custom quilt label ordered through Quilt by Lella Boutique in Flower Pot fabric arriving April 2022

Custom Labels

If you make a lot of quilts like I do, it might make sense to order custom labels. I noticed some of my quilter friends have used the company so I decided to give them a try. They were great to work with and I love how mine turned out. For anyone interested, I thought I’d share the specifics of my order:

I ordered 100. Should last a while I would think!

Custom quilt labels by a company called CustomLabels4U. These are the cute ones Lella Boutique made.
Custom quilt label ordered through

Adding the Labels

Since mine are folded in half, I just cover the raw ends at the top by tucking this into the binding of my quilt. Referring to Step #13 of my machine binding tutorial, I’ve added a little note to where you add this kind of folded label in the process!

For application of a flat label, check out this video by Me & My Sister Design on the Fat Quarter Shop channel found here.

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  1. Debora

    October 20, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I appreciate labels and have used them in all of mine. Can you share what if anything is onthe other side of your new custom labels?

    1. lellaboutique

      October 21, 2021 at 7:11 am

      I don’t have anything on the back side of the label. A good option would to have care instructions. (Maybe next batch.)

  2. KL

    October 21, 2021 at 6:55 am

    Another good option is satin ribbon tags from Lots of styles, inexpensive and arrive quickly. I am not associated with them in any way, just really like their product. I bought generic labels with my name on the front and laundering instructions on the back, then bought smaller separate tags with the year printed on them to tuck/sew under the larger tag.

  3. Angie's Musings

    October 30, 2021 at 11:39 am

    Love this personalized quilt label idea! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Kym

    December 21, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Love your labels. Did you come up with the style & font, etc yourself? And upload your own logo when you placed your order? That’s the part I struggle with, how to design them to look pretty.

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