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Howdy from a non quilter that desperately needs advice.

Old 02-09-2023, 09:45 PM
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Default Howdy from a non quilter that desperately needs advice.


My name is Auden and I'm the proud owner of a childhood quilt. I like rocks and lizards. I'm bad with scorpions and sewing.

I joined this forum in hopes of finding someone who could help me fix my "well loved" childhood quilt, but I literally have no idea where to start. Any advice is welcome.
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Old 02-10-2023, 05:22 AM
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That is a difficult question to answer. I don't know who would be available to repair your quilt in your area, And it also would depend on how "well loved" your quilt actually is. Are there holes, is it only the binding that needs to be replaced? To be honest, sometimes it could cost as much, or more, to repair it as it would to make another similar to the one your have. If the fabric is weak, repairing one place could only mean another place may rip apart. Another idea is to look online to see if you can find someone to make a stuffed bear, dog, cat etc, using your quilt. This was you would still have it but in a different form. Just an idea.
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Old 02-10-2023, 05:26 AM
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Picture would help
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Old 02-10-2023, 09:07 AM
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You should be able to find a local quilting guild to go to, and ask for help.
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Oh yes, any quilt shop near you should know of any quilt guilds also near you. Good luck.
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Old 02-10-2023, 10:47 PM
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To add to Lena's ideas, you could also have the usable parts turned into a throw pillow or even framed. So much depends on what it is about the quilt you most want to preserve/cherish/remember. If you want to continue having a quilt to snuggle with but not risk more damage, you could see if someone could try to remake it using fabrics that are as close as possible to the original. I also agree - a local quilt guild would be a good place to start asking questions. All the best to you in your quest.
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