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Thread: Help with "quilt label"

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    My 3 year old fell in love with a quilt and had to have it. Upon getting it home, and more of a thorough looking over I discovered that the seller, instead of putting a quilting label on the quilt, printed her name on a 6x4 piece of patch and stuck it on a corner of the blanket.. (the kind that you use to repair holes in the knees of jeans!) It was too late to take it back to the quilt show, so I have washed it & washed it and it is still hard as ever! My daughter refuses to have the blanket now because of the "pokey" and I don't blame her! I would like to remove it, but (1) I don't know how to without ruining the quilt and (2) a piece of the corner is lifting off and I can see the ink she used on the patch is bleeding through to the fabric. Anyone have any suggestions? I put my own labels on quilts, but I have never seen this before!

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    Is it possible to cut that section out and applique something else in it's place?

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    I would try heating the patch with the iron and slowly try peeling it off it that doesn't work I would cut it out and place a new soft patch over that spot.

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    i would cut it out and applique over it.

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    Cover it with something else.

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    I would cut it out and replace it with a label with your daughters name, age when she received it and where it was bought, etc....

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    Since the pen ink is seeping through the patch onto the quilt, I would just clip that portion out of the quilt and applique my own patch (child's name, etc) in its place. Good luck.

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    What a strange was to label a quilt. I would carefully cut around it and applique a label of your own telling where it was purchased and your little ones name.

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    It sounds like an iron-on label. Reheating it with an iron should allow it to be peeled off. You may still need to applique a new piece over the area, since there may still be iron-on glue residue left on the fabric below.

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