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Thread: Needle holes in white on white fabric

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    Senior Member billswife99's Avatar
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    Too long a story but my long arm quilter removed some stiches from my quilt and they show really bad. This is white on white fabric so it's kind of a paint look on the white fabric? There is 2 layers of batting so the quilt is really dense. Any suggestions on how to make them go away? I hope you can tell from these pics. The first line is next to the edge on the right and the second line starts on the left. At this point it still looks just like the rest of the quilting. Help please!

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    spritz with water......and rub gently....it wll be okay....you can even run a warm iron over....:-)

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    I am wondering if laundering the quilt will make the holes disappear. Sometimes when I have to remove hand stitching, I scratch over the area with my fingernail and can close up the holes. :?

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    I would think a wash would take care of it.

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    They should go away when you wash it!

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    I'd spritz it and tumble in the dryer for a bit.

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    I have had this problem too, on fabrics where the embossed white was thicker and it really showed the holes, I scrubbed them lightly with a toothbrush and then washed and dryed the material and it came out.

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    Thank you all for your help. This was quilted wrong and I'm going to try to pull all the stitches out to redo the corners my self. I guess me and my longarm quilter will just have to part ways. :(

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    I'm sorry that you are having this problem :(

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    Mist it with some water or fabric starch and use a fairly soft brush to brush over the holes. That usually works well (speaking with some unwanted experience here). Good luck.

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