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Thread: Fixing errors

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    Member Nanatoone's Avatar
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    Fixing errors

    Is there any easy way to fix skipped stitches and broke threads after you take quilt off frame?

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    Super Member PaperPrincess's Avatar
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    I have a set of clamps that I bought at Menards on sale:
    I really try to look over my quilt before I take it off the frame, but sometimes I see something that I missed or really, really needs to be taken out & redone. I pin it to the top roller, roll it to the appropriate spot, then just use the clamps and some batting to hold it onto the other rail. Sometimes I can just clamp it to both rails. Depends where the problem area is.
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    I have fixed skipped stitches because the threads are still there. I take a hand needle and thread it with the same thread. I then "make the stitch" by putting the needle beside the top thread, go down through to the back, over the bottom thread and bring the needle up to the top on the other side of the top stitch, I then tie the ends together to connect the top and bottom threads and then use my easy thread needle to bury the hand needle thread. I can do several pretend stitches by running the hand needle along inside the sandwich. Is it easy no, but I have done it.
    For broken threads I would undo enough stitches until I had enough thread to tie and bury the ends. I would then continue the pattern on my sewing machine, knot the threads and bury the ends with my easy thread needles.

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    Senior Member quiltedsunshine's Avatar
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    I recently had to remove my quilt, un-pick and re-quilt. Like the other post, I pinned it to the take-up rail, rolled it to where it needed to be re-quilted, and float the quilt over the front rail. Towards the bottom end, I pinned the quilt to the front rail, but didn't roll it on.
    Annette in Utah

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    I bought some heavy duty magnets and just attach it to the bars that way and do my repairs.

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    Super Member Homespun's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl222 View Post
    I bought some heavy duty magnets and just attach it to the bars that way and do my repairs.
    I have had to do repairs and like this idea.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    Super Member MaryKatherine's Avatar
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    I have had good success this way. I loosely wind the quilt on to the take up bar and pin it to the leader on the back bar.

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    I try to look as close as possible for breaks and skips before I roll to the next area. If some as missed and not close to the edge I will pin it to the take-up bar and use the clamping tubes (hubby bought them for me for Christmas) clamp it to the backing bar. If they are close to the edge I will fix on my domestic.

    Four things you can't recover: The stone.....after the throw. The word......after its said. The occasion.....after its missed. The time......after its gone

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheryl222 View Post
    I bought some heavy duty magnets and just attach it to the bars that way and do my repairs.
    What are your bars made of? Mine are aluminum and magnets won't work.

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