I posted about this ages ago, but finally ready to do something about it. I received several old quilts from my former boss, quilts that his grandmother made. One of them had been ripped into by his dog. I am going to attempt to repair it. The quilt is appliqued butterflies. There are 3 blocks that are in very bad shape, and those are what I will try to repair. So, my first step will be to cut out the butterflies (they, luckily, are save-able as is, not shredded). I will then applique them on to a new square of background fabric and applique that square on top of the shredded square. I hope that makes sense. My 2 questions are : how to "age" the background fabric so it matches the quilt, and how to re-quilt those squares. Thanks in advance.