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Thread: Help! I accidently snipped my quilt top!

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    Member judy61's Avatar
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    Hello! I would like some advice. I accidentally snipped my quilt top....almost an inch, from the outside edge of the border. Is there a good way to fix it, without the repair showing too much, before I go further with the sandwich?

    Thanks so much!

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    I just did the same thing..in the middle. The only thing I could do was satin stitch over it. I matched the color really well, my friend could not find it so I guess it was ok.

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    show us your quilt top please. my sister did that and depending what your pattern is you can maybe do some embroidery on the spot. My sister had flowers all over and she machine embroidered some bumble bee over the cuts and added a couple more.

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    If it's right at the edge, is there a way to take the piece out and replace it? Otherwise, put a small piece of iron on stabilizer on the back of the fabric.

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    You might try using a bit of fusible interfacing behind the snipped spot. That would probably be the least likely to show the repair...unless you do some sort of applique over that spot and then randomly in other places over the quilt.

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    I would use some iron-on interfacing on the back side of the snip then use a small zig zag or hand stitch or whatever small stitch looks best on the snip part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6
    You might try using a bit of fusible interfacing behind the snipped spot. That would probably be the least likely to show the repair...unless you do some sort of applique over that spot and then randomly in other places over the quilt.
    i agree

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    Sounds like a great place for a label or applique

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    There isnt' much you can do except to mend it. When you quilt it, try to quilt through the repair and near the outside edges of it. That way when you wash the quilt it will pucker up in that area and it will probably be almost completely hidden.

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    i've done that too. the iron on as the others suggested. but then, i took my fray check and ran a tiny bead on the front to keep the top cut from ravelling

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    Applique something over the slice.

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    could you put your label over it

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    Fusible on the back if possible and clear thread on the top to mend --------------friend did this and it didn't show.

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    I snipped the edge while adding the binding (I was trying to square up the top with my rotary cutter) and my repair was to applique with tiny hand stitching some of the same backing fabric over, using very tiny hidden stitches. Match the pattern as best you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggiemay
    I would use some iron-on interfacing on the back side of the snip then use a small zig zag or hand stitch or whatever small stitch looks best on the snip part.
    This is what I have done in the past. Good luck, so sorry you had the oops.

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    Great advice! It would be a perfect opportunity for me to try my first applique!

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    I hate when I do that!

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    It happened to me with a quilt that was a gift. It was a pale pink with tone on tone flowers. I just sew a triangle where the cut was. After ironing and quilting i couldn't see it anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonnikka
    I snipped the edge while adding the binding (I was trying to square up the top with my rotary cutter) and my repair was to applique with tiny hand stitching some of the same backing fabric over, using very tiny hidden stitches. Match the pattern as best you can.
    I would slip a piece of matching fabric behind and use tiny stitches to mend as you said, then use a little fray check.

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    Bo Nash works wonderfully.
    I have used it to patch my husbands jeans even. Hunting clothes.
    Google should help you find it.

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