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Thread: I've got a problem!

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    Arghhh! What a bummer.

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    Oh so sorry for your plight! I too agree with dunster but I know that's going to feel almost like starting over. Good luck!

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    Awe man, what a bummer!
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    I'm sorry I don't have a solution for you, but there have been several good suggestions that I'm going to file away for future reference. I'm sure I'll need it some day. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nstitches4u View Post
    I'm sorry I don't have a solution for you, but there have been several good suggestions that I'm going to file away for future reference. I'm sure I'll need it some day. Good luck.

    Norma
    Yes, there have been a lot of good suggestions. I'm in the middle of sewing on the binding now, and when I finish I will figure out a combination of the various suggestions given. I can't tell you how great it is to have this community of quilters that is always so ready to help in so many ways.

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    This is another reason I do not trim until after the binding has been stitched on the first side. So sorry this happened to you.
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    What about dabbing a little fray check or fray block (whichever one is not water soluble) on the end of the stitching? Test it on some of the same fabric first to see if it makes it stiff or discolors the fabric.

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    After a square off the quilt I usually serge the ends when I'm at my mom's as she has a serger. At my house my machine has an over-locking stitch. These features not only secures all loose threads but keeps all the layers in one place for binding.
    The Quilting Bear

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    isn't hindsight wonderful

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    I start a row of stitching by reducing the length to .5 for several stitches, then I increase it to the length I'll use for the rest of the stitching. I'll end the stitching the same way with several .5 stitches. This way, you lock the stitches, and it doesn't show.

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    This is how we learn...thank-you for the example

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    Get a Dritz snag fixer (used to pull sweater snags to the inside)...pull the loose stitches to the inside and then use a straight pin with a tiny dot of fabric repair glue (Liquid stitch or fray check) to the very spot where the last stitch is buried. Will take a bit of time, but much easier than removing and restitching. I also use the snag fixer to pull out stray threads that get buried in the quilt on the batting.


    Quote Originally Posted by carol45 View Post
    So I stitched piano keys in the ditch, like 350 of them. At the end of each line of quilting, when I got off the quilt, I used the auto knot feature on my machine. Then when I squared off my quilt to bind it, I cut off all those little knots--I can't believe I did that. So now that it's bound, I have all these loose threads sticking out.
    I was guessing that I need to unstitch each one, knot it on the back, and then machine SID along the places that it's become unstitched. Does anyone have a better idea?
    I am not a happy camper.
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    I use the flexible Fray Check all the time. Mine comes in a tube and never gets hard.
    TwandasMom

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