How to Sign Your Quilts

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Add Your Signature for Posterity!

Like any artist, it’s a good idea for quilters to not consider their work finished until it’s signed. Quilters are encouraged to add labels to their quilts to document who made them, as well as other pertinent information.

However, Heather Thomas literally signs her quilts. She does that by stitching out her name in the quilting. She chooses a strategic spot on the front of the quilt where her signature won’t interfere with the quilt’s design.

It may take a little practice to perfect your signature with free motion quilting, but it’s an idea well worth considering. You can also use a permanent marker if you want, or machine-stitch your name if your machine has decorative alphabet stitches.

Learn more in Heather’s video. She gives a good explanation for why it’s important to document your quilts, either with a label, your signature or both, as well as how to sign quilts.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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