My Mom made me this quilt about 10 years ago. The person she paid to quilt it for her must have used bad thread on the top because (as you can see in the pictures) it has almost all come out. I have started to remove some of the white thread that was used on the top of the quilt and it just falls apart, so I am sure it was bad thread. My Mom now has macular Deg. and her eyesight is almost gone. I want to refurbish this quilt, and my thoughts are to just remove all the old thread and just redo the quilting, but I have also decided that since the flowers on this quilt are appliqued on, and some of the stitching on the applique has started to come off as well, I probably should disassemble the entire quilt, fix the places in the applique, replace the batting and THEN requilt it !! If anyone out there has any helpful input on this I would truly appreciate it.