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Thread: Help I've cut a tiny hole in my backing

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    applique a heart or a label over the hole.
    Yep, my mother used this method when she burnt a hole in something with a cigarette.

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    ya know what.... I'd make the smallest repair possible, as neatly as possible, and just 'fess up. This isn't for sale, it's for family. Your GD will love it all the more, and she'll think of you every time she sees that spot. Quilts are for loving and using, IMHO, and not for preserving. Give her a few years of loving it, and it will need repairs anyway.

    Be proud of this quilt, it's gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer
    If it's for GD how abour sprinkling a few appliqued hearts in several places. A special sign of your love for her. One of those would just happen to cover the little spot.?
    I like this idea and think this is what I'll do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc
    ya know what.... I'd make the smallest repair possible, as neatly as possible, and just 'fess up. This isn't for sale, it's for family. Your GD will love it all the more, and she'll think of you every time she sees that spot. Quilts are for loving and using, IMHO, and not for preserving. Give her a few years of loving it, and it will need repairs anyway.

    Be proud of this quilt, it's gorgeous.
    You are so right about this. I zigzagged with matching thread and it was hard for me to find so even without confession, I doubt she will ever see it.

    I did one for my son and put his name, grandma and 2011 machine embroidery on one quilt and three weeks later I had to tell him.

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    Thanks for all the compliments. My first attempt at triangles. More work than I ever thought. I have even more admiration for those of you who do it with grace and ease.

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    I did that also to one of my first quilts with small blocks. It was for my grandson and was made of Puppy's, paws prints hydrants etc. I tried a fancy stitch and didn't like it so I was ripping stitches on the bak and sliced a 1/2 hole. The backing was a cute blue with tiny black paw prints. So what I did was make different sizes if blocks and blanket stitched by hand and made it like it was patch work all over. He just loved it. It is always on his bed. [he is 12 now] 4 yrs later]Pic in my avatar.I even made curtains and pillows to match. Good luck with your hole!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurora
    That happened to me. I tucked a little piece of Stitch Witchery into the hole and ironed over it. Can't even see it anymore. Edie
    This is what I always do. Works great![/quote]

    I have done this too. Works great.

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    I had nearly a 1/2 inch cut in my backing fabric on my first quilt. After thinking long and hard about what to do I took a small piece of matching fabric (just slightly larger than the hole) and ironed on some Lite Steam-A-Seam2 on one side, took the backing off of it (it's double sided sticky) and then carefully poked it through the hole, lined it up just right and then ironed it in place so that it was now sticking to the batting. Then I took another piece of the fusible web and placed it on top of the little patch and was able to make it stick with just pressure. Then I pulled off the backing so that it was sticky now on top and brought the top fabric over the little patch inside and pulled the edges together before gently ironing it all together. Hope this all makes sense! So in a nutshell, the "patch" was ironed to the batting as well as the top fabric of the quilt. It wasn't going anywhere! I was so pleased at how it all came together. Once I was sure it was cooled off and dry I did use a little fray-check just to make sure it would stay secure and not ravel. Now because this did happen to be on the back of the quilt I decided to go ahead and put my label over it...not that it looked so bad anymore but because I just wanted to make sure it would hold up to washings and the like since I was giving the quilt to someone that might be a little rough with it.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy17
    I'll post a picture when I've got it put back together. At least the seams are lining up better. I've bled on it--got the blood out with cold water, cut the hole which I patched and sewn this part three times. Sure hope my GD appreciates it. Couldn't have done it with out the people on this board. Wouldn't have tackled it with out the things I've learned here. I love you all.
    When you bleed on your quilt, you can put a drop of hydrogen peroxide on the spot and the blood will disappear most of the time. I stick my fingers sometimes and get blood on my quilts. I always have hp handy. My granddaughter had a huge "female" accident on a white floweredy sheet. I soaked in hp and you cannot even tell!

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    Try liquid stitch. It works really good. You won't even see it after you use it. My sewing friend uses it all the time.

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    Use a 2-sided sticky inner lining, wonder under or whatever it is called. Cut a small piece, iron matching backing fabric on one side, and then iron this piece onto the hole. You might end up with a circle about the size of a 50 cent piece.

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    Shelley, What is Bo-Nash? and where do you get it? I just found a little hole on my backing.

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    Stick a decorative patch over it (heart or star) and don't worry after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    You can use a little snip of a fusible on it. I use Wonder Under.
    that's my quick fix! Just slide some fusible into the hole and get it to lay flat, then iron!

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    Do a fancy zigzag stitch over the hole. I have done that before.

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    I have found cute embroidery butterfly's hide a lot of errors. You can usually find them in the sewing area and then stitch them on.

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    I agree, put a label over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    applique a heart or a label over the hole.
    I agree!

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    Bo-Nash is wonderful. I have had to use it a few times, not always on quilts, but works like a charm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy17
    Trying to do a QAYG last seam. The seam was off--not matching so I took it apart. In ripping the seam I cut a tiny hole right where the stitching will go when I put it back together. I cut a small piece of fabric and sprayed it with tacky glue. It didn't stick. Any suggestions how to fix this?
    I keep a supply of cute little appliques for just such times. I have small seizures and once in a while, it will happen when I am cutting/ripping. When I am "blocked" I just make a few more.

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    maybe you could applique a couple of key spots, not just one, maybe three on the top somewhere.

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    Your quilt is wonderful. I always add something to the back. I purchased fifty butterfly patches years ago and I always add one to the back of the quilt, but in your case if it is one the front, you can add a cute applique anywhere on the quilt to make it very special.

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    what about maybe an iron on patch used for repairs..on the underside ??

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    I had an "accident" leaving one inch rip on front and backing. I appliqued a butterfly on the front, and put the label over the back rip - after a bit of stitch repair.

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    use a piece of steam a seam or heat and bond and applique a tiny piece of the backing mat. from the insde

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