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Thread: Messed up! Help!!!

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    Messed up! Help!!!

    Hi to all of you! I'm new at this posting so please bear with me.
    Can anyone tell me what to use to( remove or white -out )a couple letters that got put in the quarter inch seam area. Its a small block with beige fabric for you to write your message and sign.
    There are 3 letters along seam line that I'm concerned about. I need to move them about eighth of inch over. Please tell me there is hope!!
    I used blue ink....... Please answer I need help now!!!
    Last edited by quilter60; 11-17-2012 at 03:21 PM. Reason: Need answer to question ASAP.

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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    can you post a picture?

    I'm not sure if you need to move some writing away from your seam so they can be read or if you want to hide the writing. If you want to hide it perhaps you can applique something over them?

    If you want to move them then rip it out, add a bit of fabric to the piece and then resew.

    I'm really not sure what to tell you cause I'm not really sure what you're trying to fix.
    Last edited by JanTx; 11-17-2012 at 03:39 PM.
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    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
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    I'm confused, too... do you want the letters to show on the quilt, and they're too far past the seam allowance? Or is there writing where there's not supposed to be?

    Can you post a pic?

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    Super Member barri1's Avatar
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    Try Oxyclean, and hot water

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Also confused ... pic would help.

    ahh ... I think I understand now.

    Someone wrote a message on a piece of fabric and they wrote it too far over to the edge and some of the letters are inside the seam allowance. Is this the problem???

    If this is the problem, you can try appliqueing the block to a piece of muslin that is slightly larger on the side that is needed for seam allowance (or the same fabric that the block is made out of). Use a clear poly thread so it will hide the edge as much as possible.
    Last edited by DogHouseMom; 11-17-2012 at 04:17 PM.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.


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    What kind of ink did you use? Was it permanent fabric pen or regular pen ink. If it's regular pen ink you could try removing the whole line of letters with hair spray but be careful of bleeding if there is coloured fabric close by. If you have more of the fabric, I would cut a new piece and use a light box to trace the signature onto the new piece in the correct position.

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