Friday, June 28, 2013
Making a Pocket Quilt Label from a Handkerchief
I still had to put a label on my quilt "Saint Francis Preaches to the Birds" before mailing it to the Sacred Threads show. I like to use doilies and other linens as labels, and this time I decided to try using a handkerchief. Iron your hankie really well, fold it into quarters, press, and trim to the desired size plus 1/4 inch all around.
And then write your text (using a permanent marker or gel pen) on the square you intend for your finished label.
Line up your label, right sides together with one blank leftover square. I used both the leftover squares because this fabric was very thin. Sew together using a 1/4 inch seam all around, leaving an opening for turning. Trim the corners.
Turn right sides out. Poke out the corners, slip stitch the opening.
If you're lucky, your cat inspector will come by to check your work.
Slip stitch the label to your quilt.
Since this quilt is traveling, I left one side open to form a pocket.
I wrote my contact information on a card stock label that fits into the pocket. I love these hand charms, and I sewed one on as an anchor for the string.