When I make quilts to give to other people, I like to add a quilt label to the back of the quilt. I read a great tip in American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine a few years back.
I used to make the labels like the picture below. I would have to applique all four sides down.
The technique in the magazine only has you applique 1 side. Here are the steps:
- Cut a square out of the fabric you want to use for your label. I make it about 5", maybe a little larger if you have more to write on the label.
- Iron the label in half diagonally.
- Add your message to the label. I usually write on the label before I attach it to the quilt in case I make a mistake. I typically use Micron Pens. I have also found a fabric stamp pad to stamp images on the fabric.
- When you sew the binding to the front of the quilt, place the triangle in the corner of the quilt with the folded side towards the center of the quilt.
- Hand-sew the bind to the back and then applique the folded edge to the back of the quilt.
Here is an example (the yellow is the label, I hadn't written on the label yet):