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Old 10-27-2018, 02:39 PM
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Now I did it. Made a Christmas top with log cabin blocks and a big Santa appliqué. The appliqué was done with a blanket stitch (big mistake) and when it was done I saw that the appliqué was not placed correctly.
Now to rip it out...to make it faster I used one of those scalpel-like rippers (bigger mistake) and now I have some rips in the top.

What can I do?? Put more appliqué over them? I don’t know!

i did get Santa placed correctly and sewn with a small zigzag.

please help!

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Old 10-27-2018, 02:46 PM
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First, breathe. Then breathe again.

Can we see a picture to help offer suggestions?
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:52 PM
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I can sympathize with your frustration.

Now - go do what zozee suggested - show us pictures - and you will get suggestions - someone may even come up with a better than original idea!
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:55 PM
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I first put a drop of anti fray on the cut so it doesn"t get worse. Then I would consider a tuck, or an applique over the cuts. Like if it was next to santa's face I might add a "pipe" or fluffy beard to cover it. If next to his back, add a sack of toys. If near his hand, add a mitten.
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Old 10-27-2018, 02:56 PM
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If you have the appliqué in the right place now on your top, you will probably need to add another appliqué. A picture would help with suggestions.
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Old 10-27-2018, 03:23 PM
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You could add snowflakes to cover errors.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:11 PM
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All great suggestions. The only thing missing is a very berry wine cooler.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:11 PM
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If the tears are tiny look at a product called Bo-Nash. There are YouTube videos for it. It has saved us a lot of headaches.
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Originally Posted by Up North View Post
You could add snowflakes to cover errors.
This was my first thought.
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Old 10-27-2018, 05:58 PM
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A friend showed me how to use iron on 1/4 inch double sided hemming tape to pull the tear together. Then just applique over the top of the tear.
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