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Old 08-09-2014, 04:27 PM
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My husband has a quilt that he's had for about 20 or so years and it is ripped and some of the blocks are coming undone . I thought I would fix it for him but wouldn't know how to go about it. Would you recommend a site to see how to do so or would it be better to just take it to someone and have it repaired ?
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:10 PM
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Can you show us a picture of it, so we have some idea of how we might help?
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Depending on exactly what you are dealing with, your experience as a quilter should get you through the project. Post a picture and you will get lots of suggestions on how to go about it. I've done several myself, so I know it can be done.
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:15 AM
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Can you show us a picture of it, so we have some idea of how we might help?
Sorry here are pics!
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I met the author of this book at Quilt Market in '94. The book is called Quilt Restoration A Practical Guide by Camille Dalphond Cognac. Her book covers the decision to save or not to with options when not to save as a quilt. She gives the reader a number of options on how to repair the quilt. I have never regretted having this book in my library. You might be able to find a copy on the secondary market such as eBay.
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I've recommended this book, too, but, good grief, after searching the internet for it and finding out how the price has sky-rocketed now that it's out of print, I've GOT to get up into the cottage's attic and dig my copy out!! I wonder what other book treasures I have up there....maybe enough to finance my up-coming insurance co-pays!!

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