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Old 11-29-2020, 03:29 PM
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I could just cry. As I was ironing this top in preparation for quilting, I saw this piece that is not completely sewn in (see picture). Please help-how can I fix this?? Taking it out is not feasible. Do I try to hand see it in, glue, fusible, see a piece over it, what are my options? Thank you in advance for any help, I’m so upset.
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Old 11-29-2020, 03:35 PM
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Actually anything you can do to make it stay together is better than nothing. If you want it to stay better I would hand sew that piece or see if you can just run that over with quilting stitches zigzag stitch over that whole row a few times to make it look like a quilting line. You could spray ahdesive it first and then do either or all of the above. It has happened to all of us at least once.
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Old 11-29-2020, 04:14 PM
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Since it appears that the fabric itself is weak, I would use a invisible ladder stitch to hand stitch another square over it.
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Old 11-29-2020, 04:46 PM
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Do you have another square of that fabric? I’d turn under edges & appliqué a replacement on top of it. It will ever be noticed once it is quilted.
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Old 11-29-2020, 05:10 PM
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Originally Posted by VaQuiltgal View Post
Do you have another square of that fabric? I’d turn under edges & appliqué a replacement on top of it. It will ever be noticed once it is quilted.
I did that with a hole I put in one of my tops with my long-arm when I oops when I first got it. I actually pieced together scraps of the two adjacent fabrics. (I luckily found the right scraps as I had made the top a few years back). I then just appliqued that patch to the quilt....I can find it if I look really hard, but I never had anyone else point it out.
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Old 11-29-2020, 05:28 PM
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Thank you for your responses. I’m starting to feel like I can fix it. I DO have more of that fabric, so I’m going to try these wonderful suggestions, one or more of them is sure to work.
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Old 11-29-2020, 07:54 PM
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do what vaquiltgal said. No one will ever notice. It happens to all of us one time or another.
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