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Thread: How I fixed my poor redwork quilt.

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    Super Member Yvonne's Avatar
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    How I fixed my poor redwork quilt.

    A while back I asked for suggestions on how to repair my handquilting errors. Hand Quilting - error and how to prevent in the future
    I finally just tucked this thing into a drawer and left it to "think about it's mistakes!" This past month I bit the bullet and undertook to fix the errors of my ways.

    1. I flipped the quilt over and very carefully sliced the back and batting in the three spaces where there was excess fabric. Scary? You bet! I only did on space at a time!
    2. I slipped a scrap piece of batting into the space (after ironing the front flat!) and drew a line along the second side and then trimmed the batting to fit into the space.
    3. Had some iron on tape and so I ironed that little itty-bitty strip of batting into it's space with the tape. Worked just like it was supposed to!
    4. Following the QAYG method (kinda) I attached the bandaid to one side of the split back with the sewing machine and then hand stitched the other side.
    One space done! Time to slice and dice the second and then the third!
    After I repaired the three worst spots on the quilt I just flipped that quilt back over and machine quilted in the sashing as I had originally planned.
    So, what have I learned? Hand quilting touches are added last not first! :~)
    If I do hand quilt I need to keep the backing a tad bit tauter.
    So, would you like to see the results? I'm pleased. Well, after the original mess, who wouldn't be?
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    Sew much fabric! Sew little time!

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    Nice save! Isn't it amazing what we come up with to fix things?!?!!! Unless you confess, no one will be the wiser!
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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Nice save!
    For sure!

    I missed the first thread so just went back and read about your predicament.
    Your solution is actually pretty ingenious.
    Kudos.

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    that is a lovely quilt what size of thread did you use for the redwork??

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    Very pretty, A wonderful fix. Last ten years I started machine quilting, always hand quilted before. I have always started quilting in the center and always quilted next to quilting, still do. Saves alot of headaches.
    Another Phyllis
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    I think you did an amazing job at fixing it! Bet alot of ladies could not have even thought of they way you fixed it. Be proud of yourself!

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    what a lot of patience that must've taken. congrats on a wonderful finish!
    Nancy in western NY

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    Way to go! Letting things simmer for a while can help. Reminds me of the way I hang wallpaper--aways save the area behind the door for last, in case adjustments are needed. It also gives me courage to fix a tied comfort I made that developed "dewlaps" on the back.

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    Great save! Way to GO!!!

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    I think the difference between a standard quilter and a spuerb quilter is the ability to recover from a problem! Great job!

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