After six hours of machine quilting on the baby quilt that absolutely must be finished today, I noticed what looked like a pulled thread in one of the blocks. I used a magnifying glass to check, and realized that there were actually a couple of tiny cuts--just a thread or two. I had not been totally happy with this quilting cotton because it seemed to fray excessively and the weave looked looser than some I had used. So--my dilemma--would it stand up to wash and use, or would it fray out?
I couldn't stand to leave it. Thank goodness the block was next to the outside border and I only had to remove the quilting from it and 2 other blocks plus sashing. But it took me almost 2 hours to do all that, replace the piece with the flaw, and requilt. Thank goodness I had decided to go with minimum quilting on this one, due to time restraints! So today, I have to prepare for company and somehow get the border quilted and the binding on.
Guess I'd better get off the board and get moving!! Wish me luck!