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Thread: close disaster - P.3 QUILT FINISHED

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    Super Member Katrine's Avatar
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    Ever done something like this - while quilting I left the machine for a minute & when I came back, sat down not noticing the edge of the quilt was on the chair.
    The quilt was under the needle & there was a horrible ripping sound.
    1" tear in middle of block! Nearly cried!
    I plan to fmq butterflies in the red HSTs - so after a carefully hand darned repair appliqued a butterfly over it. The tear on the back will have the label over it as it's the edge block. I was lucky it wasn't a bigger rip!
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    Well you did a great job at averting that disaster. Your quilt and quilting are lovely.

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    Good recovery!!! How did that happen?

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    I sat on the edge of the quilt & it pulled away from the needle which was down ... that'll teach me to be more careful, as the repair has taken all afternoon.

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    You turned a near disaster into an "embellishment opportunity"! :D :D

    Love your quilt and the quilting you did!! Did you quilt with long arm or domestic machine??

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    thanks CRH, my first go fmq on a lap size. I have a Janome MC6600.

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    Great cover-up though. Good thinking.

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    Well , it looks like it was covered great... It sure must've been scary tho. Great quilt

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    It could have been worse, your machine could have toppled :roll: it looks great

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    I'm so sorry that it happened, but you saved it beautifully! Your quilt is gorgeous!!

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    Sorry to hear that, I have something simuliar i wash my flannel quilt after quilting and one block the seams SPLIT open now i have to try and fix. errrrrrrrrrrrrrr it is a gift. OUCH.

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    I'm glad you were able to "fix" it. It's a very pretty quilt and you did a great job on the quilting and the "repair"

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    Bev - it was the pits of the tummy feeling!

    Ruth, yes, lucky, cos the needle snapped in half too.

    Renee - has the seam stitching come undone, or fabric split? You should be okay if it's the seam. If it's a fabric tearaway from the stitching, could you lightly catch it together and embroider something fancy over the top & make a feature?

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    Great thinking Katrine! Very pretty quilt I might add.

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    So happy that you
    were able to save your quilt. :-)

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    Nice save! :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Too many things to keep track of! :?

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    Katrine looks like that turned into a happy accident because you have made a great job of the tear.

    I can just imagine how you felt after all that work.

    Lovely quilt though.

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    Looks great now!!!

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    Katrine: Your quilt is beautiful and your patchwork on the tear is a stoke of genious. Good job.

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    Never had that happen, but it could in my house. My heart dropped as I read it but you did a wonderful save.

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    Katrine--I was reading about your tear and looking at your quilt and could not find it anywhere. Then I realized that you made the applique to cover it up--great save! I thought it was just a part of your original quilt plan. What a way to change a negative into a positive!!!

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    Great save Katrine! No one but you will ever know. We won't tell. Lovely quilting by the way.

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    How clever of you to come up with a soultion so fast....I'd still be scatching my head....and saying a few choice words......:-)

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    oh believe me, gcathie, the choice words were said!
    But now I'm happy, it looks like a had a "good idea". Will post the finished quilt, when done.

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    You did a great job fixing the tear.
    I am anxious to see the finished pictures.
    Good luck with the rest of it!!
    :D :D :D :D

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