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PamelaOry 06-16-2018 08:03 PM

Unbelievable find - next steps
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for better or worse I bought my unbelievable find for 30 bucks. Now I need help figuring out how to repair and finish it. It has two rips, this one being the worst:
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I was thinking I need to patch then mend or mend then patch. Im not going to replace the hexes unless I really need to. The second R.I.P. is dead center in this king size beast.

second issue is how the heck to get borders on this thing. There are two problems, first, some of the blocks are really frayed (I just fray checked all the white edges). How do I deal with that? Second, the top and bottom dont have a straight edge, they have the hexi shape

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Any and all all help is greatly appreciated!

ps. The little cuddle bug is Cash, he always likes to be in on whatever Im doing.

Gay 06-16-2018 09:30 PM

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Be daring and replace the damaged pieces - I think the only way to repair them is to either use the same shade of fabric underneath with a double-sided fusible or applique a star or something on the top.
For the borders I just used a 5" wide strip of fabric, folded the edges of the hexies under, and appliqued over the border - used soluble glue instead of pinning.
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SillySusan 06-17-2018 01:20 AM

Repairs on this is way above my skill set, so no advise, but just had to say that Cash is a darling little pup!! :)

ckcowl 06-17-2018 02:14 AM

I would remove the damaged pieces and replace them.

topstitch 06-17-2018 03:28 AM

I would replace the pieces with holes and I would make all outer edges straight edges and just apply a regular straight striped of border. The edges of the hexagons on the outer edges are way too frayed to be used

ptquilts 06-17-2018 03:30 AM

Now you know why so many GFG's were left unfinished!!

Rhonda K 06-17-2018 04:26 AM

Remove the torn pieces and replace them. It is just tedious but can be done. You can mark the seam allowances on the replacement fabric so you have the stopping points. Starch the pieces and/or use freezer paper. It's one seam at a time. You can do this!

Trim off the hex edges and remove any frayed edges even if you lose a little of the design. Stay stitch around the whole quilt. Press again and then add straight borders.

It's a beautiful quilt and certainly deserves your time and attention to compete it.

Your side kick is a cutie!

dunster 06-17-2018 04:35 AM

I agree with replacing the hexes, but I would use a facing to preserve the hexagonal shape all around the edge of the quilt. It's just too pretty to change to a straight edge.

Geri B 06-17-2018 04:58 AM

What is Hexie size? Easy to remove and replace. Use epp method. Go to YouTube for ideas on how to finish the edges and border (if desired).....

romanojg 06-17-2018 06:30 AM

I personally would match the fabric since it looks like that would be doable and replace them. If you really don't want to do that, patch them but put a saying on it. You know how the Amish have those sayings about no quilt is perfect. Even one that represents a patch saying ouch. Something. Let us know what you do

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