80+ Quilt Label Sayings for Gifted Quilts

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The final step in finishing a quilt is to label it. Labeling is a great way to preserve the history of your quilt.

Imagine a family member using your gifted quilt 50 years from now. Wouldn’t it be great if they knew exactly who made it and when it was made? You can’t beat having that information sewn directly into the quilt!

After using your creativity to make the quilt, you may find yourself at a loss for words when figuring out what you should write on the label.

At a minimum, all quilt labels should have at least two things: the name of the maker and the year the quilt was completed.

You can also include the quilt’s name (if it has one), the location where it was made, and care instructions. There’s truly no limit to what you can include on a quilt label!

If your quilt is a gift, you may also want to add the name of the recipient and a short message on the label. I’ve assembled a variety of quilt label sayings that you can add to your quilt to give it an extra special touch!


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    General Quilt Label Ideas

    Made by [maker name]. [year].

    A hug from me.

    Handmade in (city or state).

    Handmade with love.

    Handmade with love and care.

    Handmade just for you.

    Handmade to bring comfort and joy.

    Quilt Label Ideas for Loved Ones

    Anytime you need a hug, wrap this quilt around you and feel my love.

    Quilts are portable hugs.

    Made for [quilt recipient] with love.

    May you have warmth and comfort always. Quilted with love for my [friend, grandchild, spouse, etc].

    Made with love and little pieces of my heart. Pieced with love by [maker name].

    Quilts are one-of-a-kind, just like you!

    May this quilt be an everlasting hug from me to you.

    One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love.

    Created with perfect intentions by imperfect hands.

    Made for [recipient’s name]. Big hugs & all my love.

    A quilt to warm your body and comfort your soul.

    I made you this because I love you!

    May this quilt bring you happiness and love.

    A cozy embrace in every stitch.

    Crafted to bring comfort and joy.

    Quilt Label Ideas for Friends

    Friends are like quilts; they never lose their warmth.

    Made with love and little pieces of my heart. Pieced with love by [maker’s name].

    Friendship, like a well-made quilt, stands the test of time.

    Quilts are one-of-a-kind, just like you!

    You’re one of a kind and so is this quilt. Made especially for you by [makers name]

    Like this quilt, our friendship is a cozy, comforting embrace.

    May this quilt remind you of our enduring friendship.

    Quilt Label Ideas for Newborns

    May you have warmth and comfort always. Quilting with love for my [niece, nephew, etc].

    Snug as a bug in a quilt made with love.

    Made with love and little pieces of my heart.

    Pieced with love by [makers name].

    May this quilt be an everlasting hug from me to you.

    Dream big, little one, under this cozy quilt.

    Welcome to the world [recipient’s name]. Born [date] at [time]. [weight]. [length]. Made and given with love by [maker’s relationship to child and name].

    Welcome to the world [recipient’s name]. [Date of birth].

    Quilt Label Ideas for Veterans

    Quilt of Valor for [recipient name]. Thank you for your service. Made by [maker’s name]. (For more information about Quilt of Valor, visit their website).

    Made with love and pride. Thank you for your service.

    Home of the free because of the brave.

    In honor of your bravery and sacrifice, this quilt of appreciation.

    Thank you for your service—may this quilt offer warmth and gratitude.

    For the ones who fought for our tomorrows—this quilt is our gratitude.

    Quilt Label Ideas for Grandchildren

    May you have warmth and comfort always quilted with love for my [granddaughter/grandson/grandchild].

    May this quilt be an everlasting hug from me to you.

    Stitched with love, just like our special bond.

    For sweet dreams and endless snuggles, love from Grandpa/Grandma.

    A quilt to wrap you in love, warmth, and Grandma/Grandpa’s hugs.

    Quilt Label Ideas for High School Graduates

    To wrap yourself in love and comfort as you take on your new adventure.

    To my child, even when I’m not close by, I want you to know I love you. Wrap yourself up in this and consider it a big hug! Love, [mom, dad, grandpa, grandma, etc].

    To snuggle and think of home.

    For when you need a hug from [mom, dad, etc].

    A quilt to remind you of your achievements and keep you snug.

    Congratulations graduate, may this quilt wrap you in success and warmth.

    As you spread your wings, take this quilt of warmth and love.

    Funny Quilt Label Ideas

    Made with love, cat hair, and a whole lot of cussing.

    Quality sh*t.

    This took forever.

    Made with love and profanity.

    Made with love, not perfection.

    This was really hard and took forever.

    This took forever so you’d better pretend to love it.

    Warning: May cause sudden urges to nap!

    In case of emergency, snuggle with this quilt.

    Quilt Label Ideas for Illness or Challenging Times

    Wrapped in warmth, surrounded by love—sending healing vibes.

    May this quilt provide a gentle touch of comfort and solace.

    Wrapped in this quilt, know you’re surrounded by love and support.

    Sending love and warmth to brighten your days—quilted with care.

    For moments when words fall short—this quilt carries our care.

    May this quilt bring you warmth and strength on difficult days.

    Wrapped in our thoughts and prayers, this quilt is a hug from us.

    In every stitch, a wish for healing and brighter tomorrows.

    A quilt to cocoon you in comfort during the storm.

    May this quilt be a gentle reminder of our unwavering support.

    Memory Quilt Label Ideas

    This quilt was made by [original maker’s name (great-grandma, for example)] during her lifetime [birth year – death year] quilted and finished by her (new maker’s name and relationship (great-granddaughter, for example)] [year of completion].

    Made from clothes I used to wear, hold it close and know I am there.

    For when you need a hug from [deceased loved one’s name].

    Each stitch a memory, each piece a story.

    May this quilt bring you endless comfort.

    Stitched with love, woven with memories—forever in our hearts.”

    The Easiest Way to Label Your Quilt

    Quilt labels can be store-bought or homemade, but both are super customizable. I prefer to purchase premade customizable labels on Etsy, but there are dozens of ways to create your own label.

    The simplest way to make your own quilt label is to take a square of fabric, fold it diagonally, and stitch it into the corner of your quilt when you attach the binding. Then you can write the label information on the triangle of fabric.

    If you prefer premade quilt labels like me, check out a few of my favorite labels below!

    I use The Sweetwater Co labels and I absolutely love them. My favorite way to use them is to stitch them into my pieced backing so that I don’t have to worry about labeling my quilt at the very end. Because let’s be real, I’m lucky if my binding gets attached and I definitely don’t need another step after that!

    Sampler Pack by The Sweetwater Co on Etsy

    This sampler pack of iron-on labels are a great way to dip your toes into labels. I love that there is a huge variety and you can attach them to your quilts so easily.

    If you love the labels, you can join The Sweetwater Co’s monthly label club and never run out of labels again!

    Keep It Quilty Label Set

    This label set is sold by Fat Quarter Shop and it has 4 different types of labels.

    I love the tag style of labels because they give quilts a modern and luxurious feel.

    If you like this style, I recommend checking out tag labels on Etsy, too!

    I hope you’re inspired to label your quilt and include a heartfelt or clever saying on it, too!

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    1. I have done counted cross stitch labels in the corner of my quilts. I leave diagonal seam of the triangle open for a paper written note of love.

    2. Hailey, I came across your block by looking for an answer for someone online looking to stitch a quilt without stitching into the blocks. You are amazing with your tutorials and I am glad I landed on your page. I have been quilting since 2015 and I am always looking for information to make my quilting easier. I really enjoyed reading your instructions and most certainly will come back to explore more of your articles . Thank you .

    3. I found your ‘labels’ just when I needed one. I made a table runner for a friend, and I found the perfect one. Thank you Hailey.

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