Quilt Labels with Photos

I recently completed a quilt with a horse theme for my grandson and I like to include a label that says something about the recipient as well as the quilter.  My grandson loves horses and I had a recent photo of him on a horse.  I printed the picture on Inkjet Printable Fabric (I used Printed Treasures) along with information on how and when the quilt was made as well as a photo of myself.  I left a 1/4-inch border around the edges of the printed portion.

Printable fabric is quite stiff and difficult to sew by hand.  I added strips to the printed panel that allowed for easy and neat hand stitching in place.

I cut strips of coordinating fabric 2 inches wide for the sides of the panel.

After stitching with a 1/4-inch seam, I pressed toward the strips and then measured to get the width.

I cut strips for top and bottom 2 inches wide x the width measurement.  I stitched the top and bottom strips onto the picture panel with 1/4-inch seams.

The seams were pressed toward the border strips.  Then I turned under and pressed 1/4 inch on the top and left hand side of the completed piece.  This piece was then pinned to the lower right hand side of the quilted backing, matching the right-hand side and bottom raw edges.

I basted the right-hand side and bottom of the label panel and keeping the pins in place, hand-stitched the left hand and top edges of the panel.

Then the binding was sewn onto the quilt and hemstitched – and the quilt was complete.

My grandson really liked his quilt and will always have a record of it as well as pictures of how we both looked when it was made.

The Horse Quilt

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

3 thoughts on “Quilt Labels with Photos”

  1. Love love love it! What an inspirational thing to do. Imagine him in 20 years! That will always be a treasure to him.

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