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Thread: Can you believe I did this? I can't

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    Super Member nanna-up-north's Avatar
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    I am too stubborn sometimes. I bought some black fabric at my LQS that was defective.... it ripped along the seams where I sewed the borders. So the LQS owner replaced the defective black with moda black (much better) and I replaced the borders.

    But, I was too stubborn to take out the black wings and now that the whole thing is quilted..... I have to remove them and replace them. It didn't rip and shred until I washed it.....

    Live and learn.... I can't believe I did this? What was I thinking?

    ripped black wings.... awful!!
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    Ugh! I feel your pain!

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    firstly, i can't believe the fabric was that defective. secondly, i feel your pain. unsewing is not a fun project.

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    A date with Mr. Ripper...... :cry: :cry:

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    I do not envy the task ahead of you, and I feel badly for what happened. I guess saying it could be worse won't help.

    pretty though

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    OH, that hurts!

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    Oh dear, I don't envy you!

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    Is it at all possible to applique something over the top rather than rip it out?

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    owh you've got a problem on hand........ :cry:
    I've never seen something that bad :roll:

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Is it at all possible to applique something over the top rather than rip it out?
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    I agree. The ONLY person who will ever really see that is you. I'd find fabrics to match... I would hand applique over it in matching shapes/fabrics.

    THEN.. I'd attempt to recreate the machine stitching and call it good. It will still be snugly and warm... and unless someone knows what to look for they will never spot the repair.

    Lastly.. forgive yourself. You shared your experience with us, and we have learned from your mistake. You turned a negative into a positive for many of us.

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    I do, anyway, but that's another plus for me to wash first. I'm so sorry that happened! That's really strange! You do beautiful work! As highmtn said, please do forgive yourself.

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    Bless your heart! I would go with the applique also, too much taking out for me.

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    Oh dear! What bad luck! So sorry for that to happen to your quilt. ((((HUGS))))

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    I had the same thing happen to me. The quilt was fine until I washed and dried it. Came out of the dryer and all my seems that were not quilted came apart.. I had to sit and hand stitch the seems closed, then add more quilting.

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    Aaaaaaawwwww.....

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    Oh, my heart sunk for you

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    I've never seen fabric do that before. I am so sorry this has happened to you. I would do as others suggested and applique over it......good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Is it at all possible to applique something over the top rather than rip it out?
    I agree with this , can you applique new wings over this??? since it is already quilted it will be a bear to take out

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    Is it at all possible to applique something over the top rather than rip it out?
    This would be my first thought too.

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    Bummer - at least it didn't run black blurs all over it too!

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    Bummer!

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    Darn darn darn!

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    I feel your pain also.

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    Sorry

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    I'm glad the LQS replaced the fabric but did they say why it was defective? Too old, in the sun, etc? I also think that I would applique the new black over the old. What a disappointment!

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