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Thread: Fabric flaw!

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    Fabric flaw!

    Don't you hate that! I was doing the final starch and pressing of my quilt back when I noticed a dark thread. I don't know how I missed it before but it is glaring at me now. At first I thought it was a loose thread but no, it's woven right into my cream floral. I bought 2 m. off the sale table and if I'd seen the flaw before cutting my backing to length, I could have avoided it. I am glad I didn't pay full price for it and I will applique something over it but still.....Thanks for letting me vent, I feel much better now.

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    Sometimes there is a reason things are on the sale table - flaw, older fabric line, just not selling. Before I did anything I would quilt it and see if it show up then - chances are good that you may not notice it, especially after a washing!

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    Oh, what a bummer! Too bad the colors weren't reversed, you could have Sharpie-fixed it!

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    I've had that happen too! Even with full priced LQS fabrics!

    If I KNOW a fabric is flawed before I buy it, I am willing to deal with it. I do get upset when I'm not aware of the flaw until the fabric is in place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    I've had that happen too! Even with full priced LQS fabrics!

    If I KNOW a fabric is flawed before I buy it, I am willing to deal with it. I do get upset when I'm not aware of the flaw until the fabric is in place.
    WOW me too - I feel just like you do Bearisgray!
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    I have bought some with a white streak on colored fabrics. Somehow the dye did not get to the white streak, usually not too big and I can recut the piece I need. Cost of fabric doesn't have anything to do with this happening.
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    Is there room for me on this wagon too? I just recently finished a WHITE on WHITE quilt X 2 When I was doing the final inspection I found little grey spots about the size of a pencil eraser. There were 2 on the front of one and one on the other. I tried everything, but could not get them out, so in the end, I made sure some quilty stitching went right over them and hoped for them to hide in the shadows.
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    It is irritating...but happens to all of us at one time. Like many, I'm fine if I spot it prior to working with it...I think you will find it will disappear once it's quilted.

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    I wish I could say I have no idea how that feels, but, I totally sympathize.
    I finished pressing a quilt top that I pieced today. Made with Moda charm pack and Kona cotton. Found a 2 inch weaving flaw in a piece of the Kona. It's all stitched up in the middle of the quilt. I was fit to be tied!
    When you pay good money for what you believe to be good fabric, it can really make you angry to find a flaw AFTER you stitched it in.
    I just hope that quilting will make it disappear.
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    Oh bin there and found that. So annoying and then you wonder why your eyes did not pick up on the flaw or stain or whatever, when you were piecing. I am about ready to insist on openning the fabric to its full width and inspecting it before cutting--especially the $10-$18 a meter stuff!!!
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