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    Old 03-07-2011, 08:36 AM
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    Originally Posted by Terryl
    David, PM Debbieumphress she repairs quilts for people, she'll be able to help you.
    ahh thank you I know Debbie!
    Thank you
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    Old 03-07-2011, 08:37 AM
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    Originally Posted by Holice
    OK David. Calm down. Perhaps this will lighten up your depression. You will need to remake the torn part. That means taking out the pieces, cutting templates and making new block. The backing would need to be pieced.
    So it can be done. Now to fabric. You can go to Goodwill or Salvation Army and get faded clothing that would match the look of the replacing pieces. OR.......if you ever come down to the $1.99 store and bring it, I could go into my closet and find matching fabrics. Does either of these suggestions lighten up your day.
    very much so!!!
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    Old 03-07-2011, 08:39 AM
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    please don't go into a depresson!!! we need you on here.now about the quilt....I would start with the back,cut a piece of muslin a little larger then the tear and appique in onto the back.then put some batting on top of the muslin,then put a piece of white fabric on top of the batting.then try pulling the tear together and whip stiching it.by having the white fabric underneath it will give you something to stich to.also if the tear can't be pulled all the way together you can stich it down.hope this makes sense.good luck and God bless
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    Old 03-07-2011, 08:41 AM
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    That is just terrrible - I don't know how to fix it either - unless you took it apart and added new pieces. I am sure someone on here can help you more than me. I have a couple of quilts my grandmothers made and I am afraid to do much with them - but I love looking at them - sometimes they have old material from our clothes - what great memories. I think your quilt still has all the memories - its just like us - as it gets older it gets a little worn around the edges (just like my body). Good luck my friend.
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    Old 03-07-2011, 08:49 AM
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    thank you emma!
    yes otis this was mostly made with clothing scraps
    thank you everyone
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    Old 03-07-2011, 08:56 AM
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    I'm so sorry this happened. I still have a quilt that my Great Granny made me and I just love it! Ratty and all-I love it!
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    I found an old quilt at a flea mkt with pieces missing and I found fabric close enough to match it I repaired it with light weight fusible web .I think you can find old material and patch it to look as good as old. hope this helps. Please don't be depressed
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    Old 03-07-2011, 09:27 AM
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    I know how that must have broke your heart, but you have had many suggestions from your friends here, so I bet you work it out. I'd probably get a piece of iron on interfacing and place it on the back, bring edges together as well as you can, then backstitch . For the top, use some Wonder Under on some fabric scraps, fuse down then hand stitch down. A whip stitch is just going from the patch to the background, moving forward each time a little bit.
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    David, just think how delighted your Granny must be that you still love her quilt so much after all of these years! I'm sure as you use all the great suggestions for repairing it, you will be putting a smile on her face.


    Here is a video showing the whip stitch. There are several available. Look around until you find one you like.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9kGyZDWZcA
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    Old 03-07-2011, 09:57 AM
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    Hi David, my dear, don't fret, the good witch is here. I think I can fix it up and you won't even notice it.Crossing fingers and toes here. Will send you a pm and you can send it to me bestway. It will be a challenge and I can show off my abilities. ROFL. I saw your pm to me and it sounded so urgent. Thanks for telling him about me, even though, yes he knows me. ROFL. Dry up the tears. I have fabrics in my "little" stash to match most. Let me know.

    Don't cry my friend. HUGS
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