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Barb Gorges
Gorges Quilt Labels
3417 Yucca Road
Cheyenne, WY 82001

bgorges4@msn.com
307-634-0463

Member, International Association of Professional Quilters

Testimonials

Judy in PA:
"I sure wish I had one to sew on the quilt I gave to my sister-in-law. One ruined quilt would have been saved!"

 

Harriet Hargrave, author of "From Fiber to Fabric":
"At last there is a classy care label available to quilters to attach to their quilts. "The importance of proper care information has been overlooked for years, and the Gorges Quilt Care Label has fulfilled the need with style!"

 

Judy Mathieson, author, "Mariner's Compass Quilts: New Directions":
"....and the information is excellent. It is important to include care information on any quilt, but especially on those you give away to family and friends. "This is the perfect way to have the information where and when it is needed."

 

Quiltmaker, January/February 2001:
"Sew this fabric label to the backs of the quilts you give away, and you can be sure the recipients will know how to care for their treasures. Easy-to-read lettering provides directions for cleaning, storing and display."

 

Fons and Porter's For the Love of Quilting, May/June 2001:
"When you make a quilt for a loved one who doesn't quilt, include this quilt care label on the back. Then the nonquilter will know how to clean, store and display her gift."

 

Benefits of using a Gorges Quilt Care Label:

  1. Everyone will know how to care for the beautiful quilts you make for them.
  2. Household members will know what to do if one of your quilts needs emergency washing.
  3. Care instructions can’t be lost.
  4. Woven print doesn’t wash away.
  5. Little of the quilt’s back is covered, compared to handwritten care labels.
  6. Your quilts will live longer.

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Gorges Quilt Care Label text:

Quilt Care
CLEAN:
--Fill top-loading washer with low-chlorine, 80-degree F (27 degree C) water. Add plain sodium lauryl sulfate-based soap.
--Shut off washer. Add quilt. Gently agitate by hand. Soak 5 - 10 minutes.
--Drain. Refill with 80-degree water. Agitate by hand. Repeat this step until soap is removed.
--Let spin cycle remove excess water.
--Lay quilt flat on white sheet on carpet or other surface. Block quilt.
--Fluff on dryer air cycle when nearly dry.

STORE:
--Flat, rolled, or folded in thirds.
--In pillowcase or washed, plain muslin.
--In dark place with people-comfortable temperature and humidity.
--with biennual airings.

DISPLAY:
--in low light. Frequently rearrange for even light exposure.
--in clean environment to avoid extra washing.

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Label specifications:

The labels are manufactured by a company providing labels for the quality clothing and linens industry since 1938. Gorges Quilt Care Labels have contrasting colored thread for print that is part of the weave of the sateen polyester background, with no loose threads on the back.

Colors available are cream background with brown print, black with silver print, or silver with black print.

Quilt Care Labels measure 3" square, after top and bottom margins have been folded under for applique.

Quilt Care Labels are suitable for new quilts with cotton or cotton/polyester blend surfaces and containing batting that is 100% cotton, polyester, washable wool or a blend.

Orvus Paste is recommended for washing.

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How to use a Gorges Quilt CareLabel:

The following information is on the back of every package.

Attaching labels
By hand: fold under top and bottom edges, including copyright, and applique all the way around the label. By machine: same as above but applique to hanging sleeve before assembly and attachment to quilt.

Suitability
These labels are suitable for new quilts with cotton or cotton/polyester blend surfaces and containing batting that is 100% cotton, polyester, washable wool or a polyester/cotton blend.

Soap -- Orvus Paste is recommended.

Testing
1. Cut 2x4" strips of each quilt fabric. 2. Piece strips together, alternating darks with lights. 3. Sandwich strips with batting and backing for quilt. 4. Machine quilt through all strips. 5. Treat sample according to cleaning directions. 6. If bleeding stains light fabrics, consider eliminating offending fabric.

Gorges Quilt Labels is not responsible for any damage to quilts occurring from following care directions. It is the quiltmaker's responsibility to follow testing procedures, preferably before constructing the quilt.

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About Gorges Quilt Labels

In business since 1998, Gorges Quilt Labels has distributed and sold over 65,000 labels in all 50 states and Australia.
The labels are manufactured by a company providing labels for the quality clothing and linens industry since 1938.

How Gorges Quilt Labels Got Started

As a quilter, I found myself tracing simple care directions with Pigma pens on fabric labels for my own quilts as well
as quilts I was giving away. Then, one morning, I gave my washcloth's care label a second look and realized a woven
label would solve my problems. But manufacturers insist on a minimum order of 10,000 labels. I thought maybe other
quilters would be interested in care labels and so I went into business. —Barb Gorges, proprietor

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