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Thread: Discovered a new thing to hate

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Seam ripping is one thing. Picking out quilted stitches is a whole new torture.

    7 minutes of FMQ "thread painting". HOURS to pick them out.

    Tell me ... will the former needle holes ever disappear?

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    I feel your pain!

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    Yes, the holes will disappear. Ask me how I know... I hate picking out quilting! Only one thing worse, picking out a machine embroidery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Yes, the holes will disappear. Ask me how I know... I hate picking out quilting! Only one thing worse, picking out a machine embroidery!
    Oh no, I don't want to think about going there. This was bad enough, but alas ... it's done.

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    :-( so sorry I feel your pain

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    They do go away!

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    If you can spritz them with a little water the holes will probably disappear, like magic. Sorry you had to do that.

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    I just saw a tip on one of the Fons and Porter shows where a quilter used painters tape, wrapped around a finger or two to pick out those tiny little threads. I'm going to try it next time.

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    Sometimes on batiks the holes do not dissappear , depends on the size needle used. Batiks are very tightly woven and a big needle will perforate the fabric weaving threads....... ask me how I found this out....... sent a quilt for LA ... she must have had issues and took out a bunch of stiches..... many washes later I can still see the original stiching holes.

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    I definetely know what you are feeling! Love the tips that others shared. Thanks for sharing.

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