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Thread: Now what do I do? Dog ripped batting loaded on LA-half done w/King quilt

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    Now what do I do? Dog ripped batting loaded on LA-half done w/King quilt

    My Ddog came in my sewing room and was so excited to see me that she jumped up to greet me (whiche we are training them NOT to do). She missed me and jumped on the batting floating on the long arm where I was quilting away. It ripped a huge jagged hole in the batting. I was in the middle of quilting a king size quilt. They have always enjoyed laying in my sewing room while I sew or quilt, but I have never had an issue with them until now. So, now what do I do with the batting already loaded on the quilt and on my long arm? The hole is about 12" around and jagged/stretched.
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    I have no advice, but I'm sorry

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    Can you patch the area with another piece of batting and whip it in place by hand?

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    I would cut the rough/stretched hole out of the batting. Cut another piece of batting 3" or so bigger than the hole. Spray baste the outer edge of the patch and smooth into place over the hole. Good luck.

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    hole in batting

    Quote Originally Posted by rrhaigh View Post
    My Ddog came in my sewing room and was so excited to see me that she jumped up to greet me (whiche we are training them NOT to do). She missed me and jumped on the batting floating on the long arm where I was quilting away. It ripped a huge jagged hole in the batting. I was in the middle of quilting a king size quilt. They have always enjoyed laying in my sewing room while I sew or quilt, but I have never had an issue with them until now. So, now what do I do with the batting already loaded on the quilt and on my long arm? The hole is about 12" around and jagged/stretched.
    That just happened to me the other day. We have a puppy and if my batting is hanging on the floor while I am using my longarm he rips holes in it. At first I thought I would have to some how baste a section of batting in the hole. Then I thought I would use spray basting on the new section which is larger than the hole and when I rolled the quilt up after that section was quilted it seemed to work well. I hope you are able to fix it.

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    Take a deep breath! Maybe 2. Add 10 minutes with your feet up and a glass of wine in hand. Step 3. hug the dog and tell him you are not really going to take him out back and shoot him. Step 4. Praise and thank God it was the batting and not the quilt top that had the problem. You know they sell the stuff to iron batting pieces together for a reason. It will not be noticeable if you piece the batting when everything is all said and done. Follow the advice above. Just kind of feather the edges of each piece of batting where they come together so it isn't too thick. Ran short at the bottom of a quilt once and filled in like this. You couldn't tell at all.
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    I think I would cut out the jagged edge piece in a nice square and then cut a replacement square out of another batt and use the batting tape to fuse in the patch. I would use my ironing board under the frame to iron on or maybe a TV tray with books pulled on top with a towel to iron against if the ironing board wouldn't fit.

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    Cheryl, at least you made me laugh!!!! And everyone's advise is greatly appreciated. I don't feel so gloomy and doomed now. I will try patching it in the morning - right now I am have my feet up and nice glass of wine and my darling dog is laying next to me not knowing how close she came to being taken out back and shot!
    Robin
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    I did that with my rolling stool -- the casters caught the batting. Others above have good suggestions..... good luck!
    Dee


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