Machine Embroidered Quilt Label

October 07, 2015 7 Comments

Machine Embroidered Quilt Label: I will be doing most of my quilt labels with Machine Embroidery from now on. So pleased I gave it a try, really super easy to do. I used the computer to type the label txt, printed the page and used a light box to trace the txt onto my label fabric. I used a washaway fabric marking pen. I also used an iron on stabilizer on the back of the label fabric, to help the stitching go smoothly. A machine quilting hoop keeps the fabric taut while you sew. I choose to use a 40 weight cotton thread, but really a good time to try out some of those beautiful threads lurking in your thread box. I found the heavier weight of thread covered quickly and gave a nice finish. Set your machine the same as for free motion quilting and loosen the top tension, I had mine top tension at (1) but all machines are different so you may have to play around with yours. Don't be surprised if you end up way down on (0). The thread is moving so fast through the needle that loosening the tension helps it feed through your machine without any snags. Use a large needle, I choose a topstitch needle, 80/90 should be fine for most thread weights. Now you are good to go ! It's best to move backwards and forwards over a small part at a time, to build up the thread to your desired effect. Don't forget to bring up your bottom thread before you start to avoid thread nests. Machine Embroidered Quilt Label I even did my logo ! It turned out pretty good I think. Machine Embroidered Quilt Label The finished label ! I added some of the border pieced I had left over to give it a nice finish. I have stitched it into the corner of the quilt back. Machine Embroidered Quilt Label I am still stitching away on the binding, a bit of a slow process for me. I hope you have a go at making your own machine embroidered labels, it is a lot of fun.   Happy Stitching Sharon


7 Responses

Andrea @ Tideline Quilts
Andrea @ Tideline Quilts

August 03, 2016

I love your machine embroidered quilt label – it’s fantastic! And so is the quilt it is attached to! A great post – thanks for sharing!

Plum Cox
Plum Cox

August 03, 2016

What a terrific looking label! I like the idea of you sewing your logo too – brilliant!

Esther Aliu
Esther Aliu

August 03, 2016

I’ll have to try this sometime :)

ivoryspring
ivoryspring

August 03, 2016

Your label is beautiful -very brilliantly done. Thank you for stopping by. :) Have a great weekend. :)

susanna0841
susanna0841

August 03, 2016

Well Sharon, I didn’t machine embroider my label, but for the first time ever attached my label to the quilt before it was quilted, so I would have a very safe label that can’t be removed. Well, guess what, I wrote the wrong start date of the quilt on the label, and I cant take off and remake. I have never done either before. What a pain!!! :-)

Linda in Calif.
Linda in Calif.

August 03, 2016

I think you make that look easy. I’m a little scared to try it, but I will as yours looks so good. Thanks for the helpful hints.

eileenkny
eileenkny

August 03, 2016

I love this! Have you ever given any thought to adding the label before quilting?

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