Corner Labels

July 10, 2011

This past week I came up with a really simple way to label a quilt and I can’t wait to share! It’s a variation of a quilt hanging technique I’ve used for years that works great on small quilts. To simply hang a small quilt: fold 2 squares of fabric in half diagonally and place them in the top corners of the quilt before binding. When the binding is attached, a dowel, cut the width of the quilt, fits inside the corners for easy hanging without a sleeve.

So here’s the exciting label variation:

Cut a 6″ square of a light, solid color fabric and iron the shiny side of a 6″ square of freezer paper to the back. Crease it in half, diagonally, to mark the fold, open it flat and draw a few diagonal lines, on the freezer paper, with a thick black marker (these lines will show through to the front and act as guidelines for your writing)

Turn to the fabric side and write all your information on the bottom half using a fine, permanent fabric marker.

Remove the paper, fold the label wrong sides together and pin into a bottom corner of the quilt before binding. Once you bind the quilt, 2 sides of the triangle will be secured and the folded edge can be left open or handstitched down.

I’ve found a new labeling trick I really like! Hope you like it too!


  1. Now why didn’t I think of that. I use that triangle method on small wall hangings, but never thought to use it for a label. Thanks

  2. Inspiring as always! Thanks!!

  3. Can’t wait to try it!

  4. I do it for labels, never thought of it for hanging, lol. I’ll definitely try it on the next one

  5. I like your label idea. Thank you for sharing it, and for the mini-quilt hanging idea, too.

  6. Great idea!

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