I’m so excited! I got my Spoonflower quilt labels the other day and forgot to post it! They’re quite large, but I wanted them that way so I’m okay with that. Spoonflower was easy, quick and cheap.
Why should you spend real money on labels? Why should you even bother using labels at all? Well, I’ve got some reasons right here in my back pocket:
- You know you made this quilt, when, who it’s for, how you made it, where you made it. But 80 years from now your grandchildren will be looking at it going, ‘Which grandma made this? I wonder why?’
- You know how people flock to buy sweatshirts that say ‘Hollister’ on them? Surprisingly, people feel that way about labels on handmade goods too. (One time I had 2 cosmetic bags for sale on a table. I sold the one with my label even though it was smaller than the lady actually wanted. She told me it was because of the label. Go figure.)
- You should be piecing your quilt tags right into the back of the quilt. That way no one can remove it, whether by accident, wear or malicious intention, without basically ruining the quilt. Which means no one can turn around and claim that they made the quilt and not you. Yes, there are people like that.
If you’re interested in making your own, read Julie of Jaybird Quilts’ Spoonflower Labels post #1, then read #2 and get the free templates. VERY IMPORTANT: Make sure you leave room for a seam allowance – see how close my web address is to the bottom? I screwed up big time and didn’t take SA into account, so instead of having 60+ labels, I have about 15 because I have to cut into the others in order to get a seam allowance.
I didn’t read both posts all the way through before I started designing. So please do read them both. And if you’re still confused, leave me a comment saying you’d like me to do a detailed tutorial on how to design them.
But overall I’m happy, and I’ve already designed my next ones, which have a very generous SA. And there’s still plenty of room to write particulars using my Micron pen.
Oh happy Thursday! Only one more day till the weekend!
© J C Excell, 2011