Friday, November 20, 2015
Those discharged sleeves...
I wrote yesterday about using dishwasher gel, which contains bleach, to discharge text on my quilt sleeves. And realized from a couple of the comments that I had not made myself clear as to exactly where I put the ensuing fabric.
I said that I don't like labels, as customarily handled in the quilt world -- rectangles of computer-printed fabric that give lots of information about many aspects of the piece, its maker, construction, materials, inspiration and care instructions. For some reason putting all that info on a label seems like a bad cross between the care tag on your dress and the "about me" section on your Google profile.
But I do think it's necessary to identify the quilt in a permanent manner, and what's so permanent as the hanging mechanism? So I write my name, the title of the piece, and (usually) the year it was made on the sleeve.