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

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    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?

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    applique a heart or a label over the hole.

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    yep, applique something over it. labels can go anywhere!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    applique a heart or a label over the hole.
    ditto..................

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    I agree, but I'd put some fray check on it first, so it won't ravel on you.

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    Be creative, if you did not sign your quilt, do a label and applique over the spot. If sig. is already done, why not do a quote that means something to you or the person who will receive the quilt. Happy quilting :D

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    The hole is in the joining seam. I'll have to get some fray check. Looked at it yesterday and didn't pick it up.

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    You can use a little snip of a fusible on it. I use Wonder Under.

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    hmmm...never heard of Fray check. Need to google that..I learn something new everyday here. it's on sale http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/p...PRODID=prd2992

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    Try Bo-Nash. I've heard good things from a professional quilter's site. I bought some and THANK GOODNESS have not had to use it yet!

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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.
    this is what i do

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    I did this while quilting in the ditch and so I put my label in the middle of the back it covered it and still looks nice.

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    Could you possibly put a small thin fabric over it-with fusible backing, iron it on, then place your quilt label near it? I have done this before, so don't fret too much! It does happen! I have been able to slip a thin iron on patch behind the backing, done a couple of really small sewing stitches using light weight thread and a very small needle, then put the quilt label near it. The hand stitching around the label went near the 'hole' and I could barely see that a teeny tiny mistake was done. Best of Luck!

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    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.

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    Oh bummers! It's on the front? Hmmm. You could still applique a heart or kitten or something cute over the spot.

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    OH MY, Grammy it's just beautiful. When they say blood, sweat and tears, you'll think of this!! If she doesn't like it, I'll send you my address. I'd take really good care of it!

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    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.?

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    I would applique a tiny piece onto it from the same material and then leave it.

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    I'm no help with the repair, but it's a very pretty quilt.

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    Love your quilt - sorry I don't have any advice - but had to say how lovely your quilt is

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    I've done that, and it is fixable. I took a small piece of fabric, same as the sashing or piece with the hole, matched the thread and put the small piece of fabric on the back and stitched over it a couple of times, using really small stitches. I was heartbroken when it happened, but, learned a valuable lesson... everything is fixable and you can't see the mended spot after all the quilting is done. And yes, the spot held up quite well after a couple of washings (2 by me and 1 by owner).

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    I would also applique something over top. I have done the same thing. It is a bummer.

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    I agree applique something over it. that is really popular now with quilts.

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    It's so pretty!! :thumbup: I would applique a heart (or something) over it. I had a similar experience about 20 years ago. I put a finished quilt top on the floor to look at it and one of our cats ran across it with her claws out. Ended up with 2 small claw marks on it so I appliqued hearts over them.

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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?
    Applique is the best solution in my opinion.

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