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Old 08-19-2011, 05:41 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2011, 05:42 PM
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I feel your pain!
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:43 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2011, 05:47 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2011, 06:14 PM
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:-( so sorry I feel your pain
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:24 PM
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They do go away!
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:37 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2011, 06:38 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2011, 06:51 PM
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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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Old 08-19-2011, 06:52 PM
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I definetely know what you are feeling! Love the tips that others shared. Thanks for sharing.
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