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Thread: I wanna CRY....any suggestions?

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    I wanna CRY....any suggestions?

    I made this wall hanging & was so pleased with how it turned out. Today I was happily starting to quilt it and was liking how the quilting was looking and then I saw it...I have appliqued the holly leaves & berries in the wrong spot. They're supposed to be over the green sashing. What do I do? Taking the quilting out will be a pain, but I can do that. Will it hurt the fabric to tear the leaves & berries off? I used ironed on fusible. I'm just sick. Please let me know if there is a special way to take the fused piece off. Thanks!
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    I think it looks lovely just how it is! It doesn't look like the berries and holly are in the wrong place.

    I don't think there is any way to remove fusible after it's stuck on, but I could be wrong.

    Just wanted you to know that I think it looks pretty as is.

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    I think I read if you reheat it with the iron it may come off more easily. Maybe someone else knows for sure. I like the way it looks as is. Very nicely done.
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    I also think it looks lovely as is. I don't think anyone is going to notice except you.
    You did a beautiful job!!
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    I agree with Gayle - I'd never have thought there was a problem until you pointed it out!

    I don't know of a way to remove fusible either. Is this something you can live with? If you can, I say just let it pass. It's possible the fix will end up looking weird.

    If *I* were going to try to remove fusible, I'd re-heat it with the iron and see if it could be peeled off. No idea if that will work and might leave residue and weirdness behind, though, so I'd say make a plan "B" for covering up the area if that looks bad. Maybe applique a white or light green circle over the whole area and put new berries & leaves inside the circle? Sort of like an ornament?

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    Why not put some berries and leaves on the end bauble and on the sashing. This will then indicate the top.you could doa line of leaves and berries along the top joining them all together.
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    Can you just add another set of leaves into the correct spot? I would be afraid of leavind a smudge where they were pulled off. Very pretty quilt.

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    Artistic license! I have the magazine with that quilt. I had to go get the magazine, compare the picture in it with your picture, and I still didn't see the difference at first. If it really bothers you, you could add more holly and berries at the top of the other top ornament and on the sashing where it's missing - would make it more balanced.

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    I have never been happy trying to remove fused fabric. I would take out just a bit of the quilting and if you have enough fabric, add holy and berries to the rest of the green sashing top and the tops of the ornament. When I first looked at it, I thought you meant to just add the berries and holly to the top of the ornaments to look like they were hanging and had mistakenly added it to the sashing.

    It looks like you already have your quilt on the frame so for now, I would pin the appliqués in place and do the quilting around them and fuse them after the quilting is done? What kind of batt are you using? Can you fuse with an iron on it later? I know polyester batt tends to melt when ironed.

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    I would add more berries and leaves, in fact a lot of them all in the sashings and borders. If the pattern had shown it that way you would added them.
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    It would really bother me to leave it and I would zoom in on the mistake every time I looked at it...lol. Thanks for the suggestions. I never thought about adding more applique. There are 8 groups of leaves & berries. They're on the top, sides & bottom, and all are at the green sashing. I have only quilted the top 3 borders and the white border is only a little over 1/2 way quilted. I will take it off the frame & start ripping it out tonight. Then I will add leaves & berries to the top of the green sashing & to the other ornament that's on the right. Then there will be 4 leaves & berries sets across the top and only 2 sets on each side & the bottom, but that's the best I can come up with. This is a pattern called Yuletide Tic Tac Toe in the McCalls that just came out. Measures 38 1/2" x 38 1/2".

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    I think it looks just fine the way it is....
    With this "mistake" it is no longer a pattern that everyone duplicates the same, but an original that you have put your stamp on.....
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    Thanks...that's exactly what I plan to do!
    Quote Originally Posted by dunster View Post
    Artistic license! I have the magazine with that quilt. I had to go get the magazine, compare the picture in it with your picture, and I still didn't see the difference at first. If it really bothers you, you could add more holly and berries at the top of the other top ornament and on the sashing where it's missing - would make it more balanced.

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    I like it fine just the way it is and I also would not try to remove the fusible. Maybe you could add some more berries and leaves around the border but it really does look fine as is. Thank you for sharing.

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    I don't know what the pattern looks like, but I don't see anything wrong, it looks fine! I agree, if you wanted to add more that would work, but I don't think I'd try to take off the already fused ones.

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    I didn't notice until you told me. if it bothers you can you applique a while patch over the area and applique new berries in the right location
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I would add more berries and leaves, in fact a lot of them all in the sashings and borders. If the pattern had shown it that way you would added them.
    I agree, if it really bothers you (I couldn't see the problem at first) add some more berries and leaves to look as if this was preplan ONLY if you are expecting the Quilt Police to come over during the holidays !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I would add more berries and leaves, in fact a lot of them all in the sashings and borders. If the pattern had shown it that way you would added them.
    I agree with BellaBoo. Just call this your "design element"! Love the quilt!

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    I agree I have never been able to remove fusible. It stays sticky forever. Add more leaves and berries, it could even become a little wreath if you wanted it to be. Very pretty really , I wouldn't worry.

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    I am usually one to say "if it isn't the way you want it to be, change/fix it"

    However, in this case, it really does look like it's "supposed to" to me.

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    it looks fine the way it is- call it 'creative license' and leave it. you can always make a different one with the holly where it (should) go later if you want- but this turned out just fine.
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    If it really bugs you, simply add more berries and leaves. I know I have gotten fusible glue accidently on the front of a quilt and I never have managed to get it off. It leaves a shiny spot. So I wouldn't try to remove it.

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    I agree... it looks great there. IF you need to "fix" it to balance out the rest of the top edge, I would just add more leaves and berries. I too think that if you try to remove the fusible, it will just make it more evident. I truly LOVE it!!! It is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
    Why not put some berries and leaves on the end bauble and on the sashing. This will then indicate the top.you could doa line of leaves and berries along the top joining them all together.
    Can we see all this fantastic quilt.
    I agree add some more leaves and berries. Would probaby be easier to add than to subtract.

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    I like them just where they are. I don't think the holly would be so easy to see if they were on (or partially on) a green background. If you want to you could add some additional applique to the border if you want to balance it out...but I wouldn't remove the ones already done.
    Last edited by Quiltbeagle; 10-29-2013 at 11:42 AM.

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