Tips for Adding a Quilt Label - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Tips for Adding a Quilt Label

Once you’ve poured countless hours into sewing a quilt, it only makes sense to give it a finishing touch with a quilt label. We often receive questions about what quilt labels we use or how we make them ourselves. We’ve gathered some of our favorite quilt label ideas, and we’re sharing them on the blog today.

Why add a quilt label? It’s a way to honor the artistry and effort you put into your creation. If your quilt is like many quilts, it may go to live with someone you love or it could go to a quilt show or be passed down through the generations. Wouldn’t it be nice to have your name on it so people know who made it?

There’s no one way to make a quilt label. It’s up to you! You can buy pre-made quilt labels, order personalized labels, use printable fabric, or write your own with thread or permanent marker. Check out this blog post on signature quilts for tips for writing on fabric.

This Sweetwater Label of Kimberly’s is tucked neatly into this extra Brick House block. These cute labels come in many designs and colors.

You can attach a quilt label at any time in the quilt-making process! You can sew a quilt label into the backing of a quilt as you’re piecing it together, add a quilt label before you complete the binding, or attach one after the binding is done. It’s all up to personal preference.

In the photo above, the quilt label was attached to the back after quilting, but before binding. You can see this method in the videos below.

How to Add a Label to a Quilt

In this free video tutorial, Kimberly shows you step-by-step how to add a quilt label to a quilt back.

In this video Barb of Me & My Sister Designs shows How to Attach a Quilt Label to a quilt that has already been quilted and bound.

More Creative Quilt Labels

A label is the cherry on top of your quilt masterpiece. It’s the final flourish that carries your unique signature and it should reflect you as much as the quilt does. To get your creative juices flowing, here are some examples of the unique labels we’ve seen on quilts at Fat Quarter Shop:

Share with FQS

If you’re inspired to create unique labels share them with us on Facebook and Instagram, be sure to tag @fatquartershop.

Do you have a favorite way to add labels to your quilts? Let us know your labeling favorites and tips in the comments below!


  1. I always hand embroider my labels and sew them into the binding on the bottom left hand side back of the quilt and then I use a blanket stitch for the remaining 2 sides of my label

  2. The labels add such a nice touch to the quilts and these are great ideas. Could you tell me what fabric is in the top picture? I love it.

  3. I love the “Hugs and Stitches…made with love” quilt label. Do you mind sharing where it came from?
    I adore all the new ideas you’ve shared. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Lianne!
      Sherry is totally right it’s a Sweetwater Label! Kimberly’s labels are usually from Sweetwater!

  4. I always add a personalized label from Sweetwater on the back of my quilts. I make an extra block and piece it into the back for extra personality.