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    Please help me!

    Hi everyone,
    I have holes in my customers quilt. I had to frog some of my piano keys and now I can't seem to get the holes that the needle left out of the fabric. This customer doesn't wash her quilts and she wants to show this one. I have tried getting it wet and rubbing my fingernail over the fabric and then letting it dry hoping that the fabric would shrink some and close the holes and it did with some of them but not the majority. Any ideas? Please?
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    Have you tried steam?

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    Try a straight pin, and nudge the threads back to their home. I don't have fingernails that will stand up as tools, so this is the same idea, but the pin has more push, pull where needed. Linda

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    Thank you ladies. I tried the straight pin and the steam and the steam did the trick. Thank you so much. It's so good to have a resource like all of you to help in time of need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
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    What in the world is "frog?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    What in the world is "frog?"
    Lol it means to unsew, or rip it. Ribbit, ribbit. Get it?

    Ruthie, I'm glad you got the holes fixed!

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    so glad you got it fixed-----but you left me with a puzzel -?piano+frog -- please settle my mind

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    Glad to know the steam works. The quilters on this forum are a valuable resource.
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    OOHHH! Geesh I feel so silly now! Thanks for filling me in...I lost sleep pondering this!..LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    Lol it means to unsew, or rip it. Ribbit, ribbit. Get it?

    Ruthie, I'm glad you got the holes fixed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leatheflea View Post
    OOHHH! Geesh I feel so silly now! Thanks for filling me in...I lost sleep pondering this!..LOL
    No need to feel silly, I'm sure you were not the only one wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma View Post
    so glad you got it fixed-----but you left me with a puzzel -?piano+frog -- please settle my mind
    The piano (keys) is a type of border - and the frog as explained up above , she had to rip out the quilting stitches she made-so she had to rip out the stitches in the border area we quilters do make up creative ways to express ourselves LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jemma View Post
    so glad you got it fixed-----but you left me with a puzzel -?piano+frog -- please settle my mind
    I am pretty sure she means she had to take out (frog) some of the stitches on the piano key border that is on the quilt...here is a pic of one:
    http://static.ddmcdn.com/gif/piano-k...-pattern-3.jpg
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    Oops, just noticed you got your answer in the post right above mine...lol
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