I was contacted by the Dutch Label Shop and asked if I would be interested in trying their product. I received a discount coupon and am sharing about my experience in creating and receiving these woven labels. As an extra bonus, you can use the code quiltingjetgirl15 (all lower case) for the next 30 days at checkout to receive 15% off any order you place.
I really love having custom folded labels to sew into the binding for the quilts I create. On one side I have my logo, and on the other I have some basic care instructions for the quilt.
I was a bit intimidated by the number of options presented by the Dutch Label Shop at first, but the website was easy to use. I chose to create a custom Woven Logo Label and I selected the Center Fold option. I selected the “Preserve Light Background” option because I chose a light gray background and a dark blue thread for the logo and text. The preserve light background option “weaves an additional layer of white thread into your label to vibrantly brighten the background color, and prevent shine-through. Choose this option if your label pairs a white or a light background with a dark or bright text, symbol or logo. Adding a second layer of white yarn will prevent the logo from bleeding, or shining through, into the background.”
I was not sure how the woven labels were going to do with my brand logo because it has some fine detail in it (the dashed lines of ‘girl’ and the rocket fins). Because of that, I wasn’t sure if I was going to need to modify my logo for it to weave well in the labels. When I was ordering my labels, I decided to add the option to pay for a Photo Proof with my logo as-is.
Getting the email with the preview of the labels definitely worth it! Not only did my logo print well, the detail is fantastic and I felt confident having the full order processed.
I really like that the labels come folded and with a very clearly visible seam allowance at the top.
Creating these labels with the Dutch Label Shop was an excellent experience. For those of you wondering about the file I provided, I created a single JPEG image that had the exact dimensions I was requesting for the label (in my case, 2.75″ tall by 1.75″ wide. I kept my logo and text 0.25″ away from the top and bottom (respectively) so that there was room for the seam allowance.
The quality of these woven labels is fantastic, and I think they are going to be a lovely addition to my quilts. There are many ways to label a quilt, but I am a big fan of folded labels like these. They are easy for me to remember to sew into the binding on the back of the quilt. What works best for you to label your quilts?