40+ Quilt Label Wording Ideas 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 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 it was made and care instructions.

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 sayings that you can add to your quilt to give it an extra special touch!

General Quilt Label Ideas

Made by [maker name]. [year].

A hug from me.

Handmade in (city or state).

Handmade with love.

Handmade just for you.

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!

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]

Quilt Label Ideas for Newborns

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

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.

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 [recipients 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.

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

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].

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.

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 makers 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].

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!

Pin this resource to your quilting Pinterest board so you can save it for the next time you need to label a quilt!

xo, Hailey


  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 .

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