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Thread: How do you get holes out when you rip machine quilting?

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    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
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    How do you get holes out when you rip machine quilting?

    I have read about some of you ladies ripping out the machine quilting. I just finished a table runner and I hate the quilting.

    -- After you take out the quilting, do you do anything before you re-quilt it?
    -- Do the stitches come out when you wash after you have quilted it a second time?

    Thanks much!
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    The holes from the original quilting should close up just peachy once it's washed/dried. You might also get the same results by pressing with steam but can't swear to that.

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    Yes, my experience has been that the original holes will close up when the item is washed and dried.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    One thing I've done when having to remove embroidery stitches is use Magic Sizing and press. This usually takes the needle holes out so I can re-embroider in the same place w/o washing.

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    Thanks -- I tried pressing with the sizing, but the holes are still there -- will have to quilt it again and wash it.
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    I usuall kind of "help" the holes to close by gently caressing the back of the fabric with my fingernail. They do usually come together when You wash the quilt.

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    So far mine have come together with washing.

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    Any way to get them out without washing?

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