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Help please! Used wrong adhesive; stained precious quilt!

Old 11-09-2019, 05:03 PM
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loctite is a quality brand of industrial adhesives. It's made to have a strong bond. To use the adhesive remover would be very rough on the quilt and very expensive. I would take lots of pictures of the the quilt and then make another one. You could cut out the parts of the quilt that can be saved and use in another quilt for her.
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Old 11-09-2019, 05:13 PM
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someone else on here did the same thing. used that product and was not happy. perhaps a search here will bring up that conversation. good luck.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:22 PM
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I like the idea of appliqueing lace over the effected areas. They make special sensory blankets for children that make a crinkly/ crunchy sound so I wouldn’t worry about that.
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Old 11-09-2019, 07:56 PM
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My heart sinks for you. Such an unfortunate mistake to happen on such a special gift. I would call Loctite and ask for their suggestions first. The thing is, the stiffness and crunchiness is most likely permanent, even if you can get the stains out .

The poetry embroidered is what I would try hardest to salvage.
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Old 11-09-2019, 08:03 PM
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If your daughter loves this quilt - and the glue is non-harmful to her - how about letting her use it as her go-to blankie that she can wear out? if it gets dragged and dirty - which a loved blankie tends to do - it might not be quite as painful to see/watch as if the quilt was still pristine.

I do understand your distress - but sometimes an attempt to make something better just makes it worse.
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Old 11-10-2019, 04:24 AM
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Sorry, this product is meant to be a permanent adhesive and not a water soluable adhesive for free motion quilting. Unfortunately, at this point, you have nothing to loose but to try and wash it. As long as you followed the batting manufacturer’s quilting instructions, you should be able to wash it. I use 100% wool batting for all of my personal use quilts and they are used and washed regularly (Quilters Dream wool).

For future projects, only use temporary, water soluable adhesives, made specifically for free motion quilting. The only one I can recommend, based on personal experience from when I had a sit down longarm, is 505. It doesn’t gum up on the needle and washes out with the first wash.
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Old 11-10-2019, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by ClairVoyantQuilter View Post
Sorry, this product is meant to be a permanent adhesive and not a water soluable adhesive for free motion quilting. Unfortunately, at this point, you have nothing to loose but to try and wash it. As long as you followed the batting manufacturer’s quilting instructions, you should be able to wash it. I use 100% wool batting for all of my personal use quilts and they are used and washed regularly (Quilters Dream wool).

For future projects, only use temporary, water soluable adhesives, made specifically for free motion quilting. The only one I can recommend, based on personal experience from when I had a sit down longarm, is 505. It doesn’t gum up on the needle and washes out with the first wash.
I also use wool, as most of mine are hand quilted. I highly recommend Elmer's Washable School Glue, yes, the cheapie stuff from kindergarten. It truly wash out. Goggle how-to!
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Old 11-10-2019, 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post

The best fix I can think of for this is to use a piece of nice quality bridal illusion veil (or maybe a wavy organza or similar) or lace or both.
Building upon Iceblossom's recommendation, I would applique flowers in the border and rather than cut areas out, I would cover whole border or area with organza or a fabric that has the sheerness that would be used for Shadow Work.

Then I would embroider or FMQ around the appliqued flowers and shadow quilt tight around the embroidery so the letters could be seen. On the back, I would line it with buttersoft muslin.
Then, by hand, do some running stitch down the muslin through the backing and into the batting only so it is connected to the backing and then around the edge, fold the muslin edges under and slip stitch it to the binding.

As for the crunchiness, perhaps that might soften the more the quilt is used as the flexing of the material will eventually break up the adhesion to the other fabric.
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Old 11-10-2019, 03:22 PM
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I have no answer for you. I just hate that you are having this problem with such a beautiful quilt.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:33 AM
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I wonder what the company would say about this product discoloring the fabric. We now know that it is a permanent bonding agent but I sure wouldn't like that it discolors the fabric. Quiltingshorttimer mentions using it for headliner--did it discolor that fabric?
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