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Old 05-03-2011, 07:59 AM
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Thanks everyone for the wonderful ideas!

The blocks with the accidental cuts are Alphabet Blocks that came in a kit!!
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:01 AM
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she should have put some fusible tape behind the cuts while they were blocks. but she can still do that. then iron that area. afterwards if this is to be a quilt and not a wall quilt,she needs to stitch over those cuts or applique something over them to stabilize those areas better.
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Old 05-03-2011, 08:52 AM
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To begin with, I would never had used the blocks and made new blocks. There is way to much time and money put into a quilt to piece blocks together with cuts in them.
A picture would have been helpful to see where the cuts where.
After a quilt has already been quilted its hard to repair it and not make the repair look like a repair. Not sure if fraycheck would help, worth a try. Maybe applique? More than likely these cuts will continue to get larger everytime the quilt is washed no matter what is done. Live and learn, when cutting fabric never have finished blocks or other fabrics anywhere near the rotary cutter. :cry:
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:00 AM
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I wouldn't use those blocks . I would make new ones.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:03 AM
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Picture to see problem?

The poster said that the maker HAD to use the blocks - - -

I agree - if possible, replacing would have been better
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:04 AM
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I repair rips in clothes for the kids and the lightweight fusible interfacing works great on cotton fabric. The rips are still together after weeks of washing and drying.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:57 AM
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apply fusable interfacing to the back of the blocks to hold them together and add stability
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:01 AM
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applique something small on a few of the blocks that start with that letter. lion - l flower - f etc.
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:50 PM
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I tried the fusible on a bed quilt and it didn't hold up with all the wear and tear.

I'd either applique or embroider over the problem areas.

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Ricky Tims' suggested putting the same material underneath with whatever you guys use to fuse your applique pieces with. then, once the thing is sandwiched and quilted it will not be detected.
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