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Thread: Have you ever set you quilt on fire?

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    hahaha, I feel so foolish, here is the story and some pics lol.

    I should know better, anyway, I lit a nice peach candle a friend gave me for Christmas in the studio where the children live (the doggies). And needing to blame someone, hubby is one who told me to do it ahahhaahha

    Anyway I started to work on my quilts. I did have a large space to work on and didn't think the candle posed a problem, even tho my mind said to blow it out.


    I remember flinging the quilt top to start working on one side, when I thought I saw a flash of light. I was going to ingnore it but decided to look and there was my quilt on fire....

    I quickly beat it out, thank God it had just caught and it wasn't bad.

    it burned half the diamond and three sections of the strips
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    here I cut the bad parts out
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    all fixed you can't even tell, it is patchwork after all lol
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    YIKES! It's a beautiful quilt! I hope you can fix it
    David

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    Super Member Raggiemom's Avatar
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    I can't say that I've ever set my quilt on fire! I'm glad you caught it quickly.

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    Oh, my!
    Luckily you were still in the room!
    Good save!

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    Glad you were able to fix the damage.... it looks like a lovely quilt... I love snowmen! :)

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    I haven't, but my DIL had a candle fall from a windowsill and burn a large hole in a Christmas Log Cabin quilt I had made for her several years ago. I am very happy your are able to patch yours.

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    OHHHHHHHHHH......I want/need/must have some of that beautiful black fabric with those wonderful colorfull snowflakes!!!!!! Please share where you found it..........pretty please!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    oh my word! Thank goodness you were able to save it and more importantly you or the kids weren't hurt. You do know though that you will never live that one down. =)

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    I'm so glad you caught your fire in time before more damage was done and your quilt looks good as new.

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    You did a good job on the repairs!

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