You may not think of the things you make as an heirloom but,
generations from now, someone will find one of your projects and wonder how old
it is and who made it.
Whether it is a quilt, wall hanging, pillow, or tote, if you
are making it, add a label. They don’t have to be the standard, run of the mill
variety either. Add them on the back of quilts and other pieces or inside on
linings of totes and pillows.
Labels are easy to make using fonts and applique
designs. At the minimum, labels should include your name, the date it
was completed, and the town/state where it was made. You can also add the name
of the person for whom it was made, pattern name, and occasion (wedding, baby,
etc.), if you like. You can get a lot of wording ideas from Pinterest.
These designs would be ideal for adults:
Heart Outline (a freebie!) Lace Oval Applique
Heart in Circle
These would be perfect for children:
Lion in Circle Whale Circle Applique Pearl Frame Applique
These could be incorporated into blocks of a quilt, wallhanging, or table runner:
Fonts should be small but easy to read. Avoid heavy script
fonts and keep sizes under .5 inches (6-7 mm). These are some good choices: