especially if they are for babies.
But I'm sometimes, OK, always bad
at labeling the quilts that I make to gift.
Because most of the time I'm binding them on the drive to deliver them, it seems that I don't have time to get a label on them.
Here are the quilts for the new great-nephew and great-niece that I delivered this past weekend:
To remedy this labeling downfall on my part(because I know that I'm bad at labeling),
I instead quilt in the pertinent baby info...
baby's name and birth date, my name, county and state.
Here are examples:
the gift for Ben
and the gift for Lucy:
Finally, here's my example of how I quilt in my info with my name, relationship, and my info:
It's all done free-hand, usually with the same thread color that I've been quilting with, so it doesn't stand out (I do usually use a blue/water-out marking pen so I can make sure I get my spacing correct before stitching).
Most gift recipients don't know that I do this, so at some point, many calendar pages past the birth date , some catch it and are surprised. My family members know that I do this, so always look for it. Which is good - checking to make sure I've stitched in the correct info! :)
Do you label your quilts - gift or kept??
And what method do you use??
I'm looking forward to hear your secrets to getting your quilts labeled.