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Thread: Discovered a new thing to hate

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Seam ripping is one thing. Picking out quilted stitches is a whole new torture.

    7 minutes of FMQ "thread painting". HOURS to pick them out.

    Tell me ... will the former needle holes ever disappear?

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    I feel your pain!

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    Yes, the holes will disappear. Ask me how I know... I hate picking out quilting! Only one thing worse, picking out a machine embroidery!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Yes, the holes will disappear. Ask me how I know... I hate picking out quilting! Only one thing worse, picking out a machine embroidery!
    Oh no, I don't want to think about going there. This was bad enough, but alas ... it's done.

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    :-( so sorry I feel your pain

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    They do go away!

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    If you can spritz them with a little water the holes will probably disappear, like magic. Sorry you had to do that.

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    I just saw a tip on one of the Fons and Porter shows where a quilter used painters tape, wrapped around a finger or two to pick out those tiny little threads. I'm going to try it next time.

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    Sometimes on batiks the holes do not dissappear , depends on the size needle used. Batiks are very tightly woven and a big needle will perforate the fabric weaving threads....... ask me how I found this out....... sent a quilt for LA ... she must have had issues and took out a bunch of stiches..... many washes later I can still see the original stiching holes.

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    I definetely know what you are feeling! Love the tips that others shared. Thanks for sharing.

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    I use tweezers to grab the little threads with, it's easier on my hands. I do like the tape suggestion though (why didn't I think of that??!) and will try that next time, God forbid there be a next time!!

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    i use masking tape

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    Yes, the holes will disappear. Ask me how I know... I hate picking out quilting! Only one thing worse, picking out a machine embroidery!
    Oh how I agree!!

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    I definately hate 'un-sewing'!

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    Masking tape or tweezers do work beautifully .... I'm a pro!

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    I thought I was the onlyone with that hobby :lol: The holes go away when I wash mine

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    I like the masking tape idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom
    Seam ripping is one thing. Picking out quilted stitches is a whole new torture.

    7 minutes of FMQ "thread painting". HOURS to pick them out.

    Tell me ... will the former needle holes ever disappear?
    ouch!!! How about an applique to cover the not so pretty stuff? :roll: I had heard that vinegar water dabbed on the area helps to make the holes disappear.

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    I know what you are feeling.

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