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« on: June 20, 2006 10:05:12 AM »

I am giving it to a friend for her new baby. 
Do you think I should sign it, name it, etc?  If so what do i use to sign it?

Thanks - new to quilting, sewing,etc. Huh

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006 10:19:18 AM »

Absolutely!! It is always best to sign and date a quilt- this way the info is never lost on a future heirloom.

Two options are to embroider the info onto the quilt; or, to write on the back with a pen made for fabric. You can make an extra quilt block and write the info on the quilt block, and applique it to the back of the quilt, for example.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006 10:22:51 AM »

The most common way of signing a quilt is to make a separtate label out of muslin or other light colored fabric and then sew it on the back of the quilt.  If you iron freezer paper onto the back of the label, it makes it easier to write on.  Fine point drawing pens like Pigma Micron are best for writing on fabric.  There are also computer fabric transfers but those can be pretty stiff.

« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006 11:55:40 AM »

Thank you for the great ideas!!  I would of never thought to make an extra quilt block just for the signature/date.

Thank you very much for the suggestions.

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