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Thread: I messed up so bad!

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    Super Member ginnie6's Avatar
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    I started today putting the horses on dd's quilt. I decided to machine applique them and got out the heat bond....never even looked at the package. I put all three horses and the barn on and then started trying to sew. I used the wrong stuff! This was what I had bought to fix the knees of dh's jeans! Its not to be sewn on! What can I do? I can only take a few stitches before it gums up the needle and breaks the thread.

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    I don't have an answer for you but......oh, I am so sorry! Big hugs your way!

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    some of that stuff will pull off gently if you heat it up. Here is a link on doing that
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4695798_remo...non-patch.html
    You might also google removing iron on patches

    Hope it works!

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    well that gives me hope! I have enough material to redo the horses and the barn but first I will have to get these off and go get the right stuff. I'm just SO annoyed with myself!

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    Awww, bless your heart. Take a deep breath and give yourself some relief. Being human can be a kick in the pants. But, you'll be alright with the encouragement of these wonderful people on this board....and their expert advice is remarkable.

    Blessings,
    Ruth

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    oh no, that is awful, I hope you get it off, let us know how you are coming along with it

    Hugs Hugs

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    forgot to say....change paper after each blot so you don't end up putting more glue down in other places....

    Quote Originally Posted by scrappycats
    some of that stuff will pull off gently if you heat it up. Here is a link on doing that
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4695798_remo...non-patch.html
    You might also google removing iron on patches

    Hope it works!
    Agree with the ironing technique to take up applique.

    link suggests goo gone or similar to take care of left-over adhesive...before trying goo gone, use an old paper bag or other sturdy paper to "blot" the glue - lay paper over glue spot, warm with iron and pull paper up while warm...each time you do this you should take off a little more of the glue, requiring less of the goo gone.

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    My heart goes out to you. Keep us posted.

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    Bummer... Think have dome somthing similar, but w/sticky back velcro what a mess. sew/pull off yucky/ repeat, next time made sure to get the sew kind.
    Good Luck !!! :)

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    okay they came off! Most of them easily with the iron. The worst part was the one I had tried to sew on. The stitches were a mess and it took me awhile. But I made a run to the store and got what I needed and now tomorrow morning I"m ready to start all over. Thank you all SEW much for the help! I can take loosing a day's worth of work since I can start over. If I had messed up the center piece though I would've been crying as I have no more of that fabric! And i learned an important lesson ...not all heat bond stuff is the same!

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    Thank goodness! I can't wait to see it when you're done. My 14 yo is crazy for horses.

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    Glad to hear is working out!! :)

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    YEA and you got your answer with minutes.

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    I'm so glad you got it off. Keep us posted on your progress. When I made my DD memory quilt I used heavy interfacing. That was horrible to quilt and is so heave. I learned from that one but what a lesson. (I call it the quilt from h****. :D )










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    Glad you were able to get them fixed ! Good luck tomorrow :lol:

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    i had that kind of experience with the stronger heat bond! ugggh! i lost an entire day trying to keep the needles clean and the machine stitching. had to give up and redo the squares. glad you got help here (i didn't know about these great people when i goofed up) sure is great to have friends to help us out and feel our pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginnie6
    okay they came off! Most of them easily with the iron. The worst part was the one I had tried to sew on. The stitches were a mess and it took me awhile. But I made a run to the store and got what I needed and now tomorrow morning I"m ready to start all over. Thank you all SEW much for the help! I can take loosing a day's worth of work since I can start over. If I had messed up the center piece though I would've been crying as I have no more of that fabric! And i learned an important lesson ...not all heat bond stuff is the same!
    Hurray!! so glad for a happy ending

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