Recently I decided to take some of my “spare” quilts to a friend to sell in her shop. I had originally intended to put them on etsy, and I still might list some in the future, or list these if they don’t sell, but I thought I’d give this a try first. It’s less computer work for me, which is always a good thing!
Anyhow, I decided my quilts needed some labels. I already had some printed from the label I made here, so I cut them out, framed them with some scrap fabric that matched each quilt, and sewed them on by hand. It took me about an hour and a half, but they look quite cute, I think.
A couple of these quilts are upcoming shower gifts, so I won’t be selling all of these, but regardless, I think the labels look much more professional than my normal sharpie labels and/or signing in the quilting.
I’m considering having some woven tag/labels made. There are several shops on etsy that sell them. I would have to spend around $100, so I want to make sure I have the name/design exactly right. That would buy hundreds of labels, so it’s close to a one-time investment. For now, though, at least I have the option of printing my labels.
The only thing I don’t like about these labels– you can’t personalize them if you pre-print them. There’s no date and no personal message to the recipient if it’s a gift. In retrospect, I could have added a “2012,” which would have lasted the whole year. I might do that if I print some up again.