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Thread: Scrappy Jacob's ladder and an almost catastrophe

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    Scrappy Jacob's ladder and an almost catastrophe

    I was asked if I would make a quilt that a local faith-based charity could raffle off. I love scrappy and thought Jacob's Ladder would be appropriate, so I combined the two. I did the quilting myself. I marked the hearts with the blue water-soluble marker and after quilting half of them, decided to spray the quilt so the blue would go away and I could really see the quilting. I almost lost it (my mind) when I got up the next morning and found that every piece of one red fabric ran all over the cream! After a few choice words, I knew that I couldn't do anything about it until I finished the quilting and binding. Then I used Oxy10 gel stain remover on all the color runs, let it sit overnight, and washed it in warm water with 4 color catchers. Halleluiah, every stain came out! The color catchers were all dark burgundy. Just to be on the safe side, I washed it again with 4 more color catchers. Nothing on them this time. I am so happy! The charity will be getting this quilt tomorrow. Sorry that the pictures aren't too clear.
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    The pictures are clear enough to show what a BEAUTIFUL quilt you have made. I am so glad that everything worked out. Hope it makes a lot of money. BrendaK
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting! I hope it raises a lot of money!

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    that is a beautiful scrappy quilt-hopw it raises lots of money
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    Wow, that is a beauty. It turned out great.

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    A beautiful quilt. No one would ever guess that you nearly had a cardiac arrest over it! I have had those moments and then things work out sometimes. A learning experience!

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    What a beautiful quilt. I just love scrappies!!! I've got everything together to make a Jacob's ladder but haven't done it yet. Hope your quilt brings lots of money!!!
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    What a pretty quilt. Glad you could get out the red. It should sell lots of raffle tickets.

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    Love, LOVE, LOVE this quilt! It's beautiful! I really like the scrappy look, I have a similar one that I'd made with my scraps. They just feel so.......quilty. Sounds dumb, I know, but can't think of a better word. This should make a bunch of money for the raffle. Thanks for posting it - - it inspires me to get going on another quilt and use up some of my stash.
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    Oh, it is lovely! You were so smart to figure out how to get the stains out. I will keep that trick in mind. I hope you raise lots of money with this quilt.
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