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Thread: Quilt Top Repair

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    Question Quilt Top Repair

    My first machine applique quilt top has been damaged and I don't know how to fix it! This quilt top was folded and left on my sewing table, and then an animal, probably a cat being chased by a dog, knocked a water bottle over on top of it. This happened sometime last year, as I have been unable to do any quilting projects or even touch my sewing room in over a year(long story). I have been able to remove the majority of the mildew stains, but when I washed the top a CHUNK just disappeared from one of the edges! it's about 2x3. It almost looks cut! It is a decent quality white on white, I'm just baffled!

    At this point taking out the block and redoing it isn't an option I think I have some of this fabric left, do I just applique a piece over the hole? There is an outside border left to be put on, but that will only account for about 1/2 inch of the area.

    Thanks! Shana
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    If the quilt is for you and you have the same back ground fabric I would just patch it .
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    lol it's for me now

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    Rather than a patch, I would take it loose, at the sashings, and add an entire strip to that side of the block. Then reattach the sashings. I think a strip would be more stable and pleasing to the eye, than a patch.
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    As you say it's 'now for you', so if you don't feel like taking out the whole block and transfer the applique, I would remove and replace a vertical strip of fabric where the tear is.
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    How about a evergreen tree half shape to cover hole and 'fall' off the edge? Kind of like Sue has her back turned to the tree

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Rather than a patch, I would take it loose, at the sashings, and add an entire strip to that side of the block. Then reattach the sashings. I think a strip would be more stable and pleasing to the eye, than a patch.
    this was my first thought. another thought is to put a tree or something else appliqued over that spot... depends on the look of the rest of the blocks
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    yes, add an entire strip to replace that side, or a triangle at least. even if you don't have the exact fabric, it will be fine. then finish it before something else befalls the quilt. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Rather than a patch, I would take it loose, at the sashings, and add an entire strip to that side of the block. Then reattach the sashings. I think a strip would be more stable and pleasing to the eye, than a patch.
    Great idea and I would do the same thing even if the fabric were slightly different.

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    Ohh...I like the strip idea! there is a partial view of the top Name:  2012-08-22_15-43-29_633.jpg
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