Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11

Thread: Those pesky needle holes left when one does some "unsewing".

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    29

    Question Those pesky needle holes left when one does some "unsewing".

    In an earlier life, (ie years ago) I used water and vinegar in a spray bottle to press seams with needle holes after removing a seam, and WOW the fabric was like "nbs" (never been sewn - no needle holes).

    That was the good news, now the not so good news....I do not remember the ratio of vinegar to water....HELP

    MTM5109 Thanks and Blessings to All,
    Marlena

  2. #2
    Super Member DebraK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    8,475
    the holes disappear after you wash the quilt.
    I have chosen to be happy because it is good for my health - Voltaire

  3. #3
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,089
    Can't find anything except "a little vinegar added to water". And I KNOW that doesn't help!
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  4. #4
    Super Member AZ Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    1,089
    Mar 20, 2006 – Put a solution of 1/4 *white* vinegar and 3/4 water into a spray bottle.
    Hope that helps.
    Better to do something imperfectly, than nothing perfectly.
    Done is better than perfect.

  5. #5
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Albany, Oregon
    Posts
    10,504
    Water alone will work just fine.

  6. #6
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    23,748
    I would just wash and dry the finished quilt and be done. They go away.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    29

    Quote

    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    the holes disappear after you wash the quilt.

    SLAP.....(a sweet one) I NEEDED that! Thank you and blessings this day.
    Marlena

  8. #8
    Senior Member echoemb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Arvada, CO
    Posts
    458
    steaming will also close the holes

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    29
    Yes, you are so right....I often forget, I do not have to be perfect. Blessings this Day,
    Marlena

  10. #10
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,798
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have never worried about them. If I unsew a seam, I usually will at least dry press the area. They just go away when I wash the quilt when I am done.
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.