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?

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Sharon Keightley Quilts - Quilty Ramblings

Stitching around applique circles
Stitching around applique circles

May 07, 2019

After being asked the question regarding how I sew around applique circles, I gave this some thought. It happened that I was working on some applique with circles in it and gave the video on my new phone a try. Wow! it worked fabulously. I had so much fun making the video I now have many more planned. 

Continue Reading

Looking back and finding treasures in quilt cupboard.
Looking back and finding treasures in quilt cupboard.

April 09, 2019

Lately I have been sorting through my pile of quilts and have come across some of my long lost treasures. I thought I would share some of my memories of making these lovely quilts, cushions and table runners with you.

First on the list is the Wreath cushion, made quite some time ago now. I loved making this cushion from start to finish. It was one of those projects where everything seemed to fall into place just the way I had imagined it.

Continue Reading

New Book! Autumn Bouquet
New Book! Autumn Bouquet

March 20, 2019

I can finally tell you all what has been keeping me so quiet !........ Iv'e been working really hard on projects for a book. I am so happy to show you the cover of my new book (Autumn Bouquet) coming out in August this year. Its been such a wonderful experience, something I have always wanted to do. It is filled with a great selection of projects with a range of small and large quilts, with applique techniques explained in detail. I will be so proud to place this book on my shelf along with all the other quilt books I own. 

Continue Reading