Adding Finishing Touch to a Custom Baby Quilt

 Big Bird inspects my sewing after I finished adding a label to a custom baby quilt.

Big Bird inspects my sewing after I finished adding a label to a custom baby quilt.

Adding Finishing Touch to a Custom Baby Quilt

Years ago, someone made several suggestions on how we could incorporate this last step into the quilt-making process. Factory-produced quilts do it when they sew up the side seams. I could do it when the edge fabric is added.

After much consideration, I decided to keep the tradition of hand-sewing the label on prior to shipping off the custom-made quilts, in this case a custom baby quilt. There is something special about adding the label when one knows the custom baby quilt is headed to new little hands that will hold it and get comfort from its warmth.

I do think about the child who will receive it, and the person who ordered it. Sometimes if the customer communicates with me, I select a special toy to deliver the quilt care instructions. In this case. Big Bird was already wrapped up in the brand new Sesame Street baby quilt waiting to fly off to his new adventure via US Postal Service.

Once the tag is sewn on, the custom baby quilt feels finished. Or maybe I should say, it feels like it's ready to be off to it's new beginning!

Charlotte