Learn how to keep your quilt pieces organized in style!
These homemade quilt piece marking labels are SO cute and with two easy ways to make them, there is no way you will ever purchase the package of specialty marking quilting notions again!
Have you ever been so excited to start a quilt project that you zealously begin cutting the pieces to your quilt only to realize you never labeled them?
I’m raising my hand and lowering my head in shame with you. I’ve been there. I consider myself fairly intelligent and thought I would surely remember “piece B” from “piece H”.
I’ve messed up more blocks than I’d care to admit because I didn’t take the time to mark them.
For years, I’ve been ripping up tiny pieces of notebook paper and making homemade labels. May I draw your attention to Exhibit A…
One day I decided that these tiny ripped pieces of paper just “weren’t cute” (shouldn’t everything we use be “cute”) and my local store didn’t have a package of Alphabitties on hand, so I set off to make my own.
I pulled a couple pieces of cardstock from my scrapbooking pile and a package of alphabet stickers (which you can now find at Dollar Tree!) and in less time than it takes to watch a rerun of Friends, I had some really, super, totally cute quilt markers!
And bonus! Cardstock is a bit heavier than copy paper ripped up, so my pieces are sturdy!
I LOVE THEM!
To make knock-off Alphabitties notions, you can either pull out your Cricut die cutting machine or a good ol’ fashioned paper punch.
- Scrapbooking Paper – I like a double-sided piece of 12×12 inch paper
- Alphabet Stickers – Nearly all packages will have both alpha and numeric (I like Thickers brand or you can find stickers at the Dollar Tree)
- Cricut die cutting machine or Paper punch
Option 1: Quilt Markers Made Using a Cricut:
This will be the fastest way to make them.
- Decide on your shape & size – To keep it simple, I went for 1-inch circles. But you? Go wild. Maybe choose a hexagon!
- Cut out your desired number of shapes. I just fit on as many as I could. I got 49 out of a 12×12 sheet of paper.
- Weed away excess paper.
- Place your alphabet stickers on your shapes and you are ready to rock ‘n’ roll!
Option 2: Quilt Markers Made Using a Paper Punch:
Don’t have a Cricut? Go ahead and choose a punch that will work for you. I think a nice option is the 1-inch punch from Fiskars. Just punch your desired amount and follow the steps from above!
I keep mine arranged in a cute little muffin tin. That way they aren’t all mixed together and I can easily locate the letter I am looking for!
Hope you found this quick and easy tutorial helpful and I hope it keeps you organized!
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