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Thread: I think I melted the batting! What do I do?

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    I just finished putting the binding on my quilt (the first time I ever actually took my time and did it right). The directions said to press the binding toward the back. So what do I do. I grab the iron and start pressing the heck out of it. Did a whole side then started on the next...looked back and a big portion of a border and binding was FLAT AS A PANCAKE. What have I done? How in the world am i going to fix it. I've been working on this thing for a month for my mother-in-law for Christmas and now I've ruined it at the end. I just want to cry!!!!!

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    Is it Hobbs Polydown? I had that happen recently. I went ahead and finished the quilt. It really was a small part of the quilt and my daughter won't complain and neither will your MIL.

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    I don't know. It was in a big fluffy roll next to the Warm & Natural. I could just kick myself.

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    well if you whant the puffyness back you could probly cut a small strip off extra batting and put it inside the binding. hope something works.

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    I agree with irishrose. And it might not be as bad as you think, it might puff up a little as it's washed and dried a few times. Even if it doesn't, it'll be loved just the same.

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    Um, are you certain that you melted it? Take a spray bottle and hose it down with water...let it sit for 30 minutes or so. I would be very surprised if it didn't bounce right back.

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    I just sprayed it down. Man I hope that works.

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    If it doesn't come back don't mention it and chances are no one else will notice.

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    Good luck on this I'll be watching to see if this works, wetting it down. I this once and after several washing it is still stiff. Thank goodness it was my quilt.

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    Probably won't be noticed by a man riding by on a galloping horse..........I am someone's MIL and I would just appreciate what my DIL did for me

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