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Old 06-06-2012, 06:49 PM
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I've read on here about cats peeing on beds or on quilts and just couldn't imagine - now I don't have to imagine - my husband's cat peed on the quilt that was in my sewing machine - mid-quilt. I had already scalloped around each block and had FMQ'd in 2 of the 20 blocks. When I found the mess I ran a quilting line by the inner border, put it in to soak with Oxyclean and some vinegar. Soaked it overnight, then rinsed it this morning. Laid it out in the sun to dry. No stain, no smell, but the batting is pretty much gone in two places under the 4" outer border. I starched the dickens out of it and ironed it today and am finishing the quilting. I have some fusible fleece I bought for a bag project. I'm wondering if I can put that in where the batting is thready. It would fuse to the bits and pieces of batting that remain. Each place is about 6 inches long. The only other thing I can think of to do is to take off the outer border and end the quilt with the inner one.

Thoughts? (I read every thread I could find out here about cats and pee - that is being addressed - I need to know how to rescue this quilt!)
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:54 PM
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If you could taunt it, I would have said just finish quilting it before treating it with an enzyme treatment designed to remove urine smells. The stuff works great. If you had the quilt basted, I don't understand why the batting is now messed up. What am I missing?

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Old 06-06-2012, 06:57 PM
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What kind of batting did you have in it?

I KNOW warm and natural survives washing.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:59 PM
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piece in batting?

and disappear the cat?

sorry for your mess

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Old 06-06-2012, 07:07 PM
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It's Hobb's 80/20 batting. I'm not sure what happened cause most of it is just fine. It was basted EXCEPT for around the outside edges - I sewed around the inner border, but not the outer one. I was concerned I'd end up with huge puckers, but should have basted it, taken the basting out - then proceeded. To continue pre-soaking I would have had to let it dry and I was afraid it would be worse. Otherwise I would have had to sew through the wet pee - did that a bit sewing down the inner border and that was quite enough.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:13 PM
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You can cut piece batting into or around the edges by using quilt batting tape. Cut out any damaged batting, cut a piece to fit, and use the batting tape with an iron to fuse the edges together. That way you keep the batting type the same throughout. I would not try to mix fusible batting with Hobbs 80/20. I would just piece so it is all Hobbs 80/20.

If you don't have the batting tape, all it is is pre-cut strips of fusible nylon tricot.
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Thanks Prism99 - that sounds like a plan.
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I have an inside cat and know exactly the magnet a pile of fabric has for him. I had a screen door put in the door way to my sewing room, it keeps him out and I'm not closed off. I got this tip from Bellaboo. She has a screen door going into her sewing area.
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Ugh I am so sorry this happened. I would patch the missing batting by sewing a new piece on by hand.
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can you take it apart and replace the batting?
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