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Thread: finsihed quilt, darn I made a mistake!

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    Super Member wraez's Avatar
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    Hi

    I finished the quilt for my new granddaughter by marriage in November, welcoming her to our family. She wanted one that was similar to the one I made my other granddaughter a couple of years ago, including the satin binding in a package.

    Got to stitching the end and beginning of binding together, cut, 'snapped' and ... horrors... the cut raw edge was on the outside instead of hidden in the seam. Shoot, I've never done that before! My solution was to use a decorative stitch to cover the raw edges, front and back but it created a very visible 'triangle'. I realize that Kalie won't know that it isn't supposed to look like that but boy do I feel dumb.

    Now I'm wondering if I should use a pigma pen to write her name in the 'triangle' but afraid it might bleed/spread on the satin. I'll have to try it out on a left over piece of satin.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    You covered it well! Beautiful job. How about an applique of her name instead or risking the pen? Or a decorative stitch?

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    What a cute quilt! I'm sure she will love it. If the pigma pen won't work, perhaps you can embroider her initials in it, or something like that.

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    why not use the same decorative stitch and make a few other triangles in the satin? oddly spaced, maybe, and turn the "mistake" into a design element.

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    I think I'd leave it as it is...don't do anything else to it.

    I think it adds "interest" and if you don't say anything about how/why it is there, no one will even know that it is "isn't" supposed to be there.

    That's my 2 cents worth anyway...

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    It's beautiful! She will love it and never notice. IF she does, tell her it's like a "birth mark" to make her special quilt unique. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    why not use the same decorative stitch and make a few other triangles in the satin? oddly spaced, maybe, and turn the "mistake" into a design element.
    That would be my idea also

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    very cute! and a great fix!!!
    if you use a pigma pen it shouldn't bleed on the fabric.

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    that is an awesome quilt

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    Oh, that 'birthmark' comment made me almost spit out my coffee! Thanks for the chuckle.

    Hmmmm, maybe adding some more triangles would work, but not too many, ... thinking about it.

    thanks for all the suggestions and nice comments.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    YOu can say it is a representation of a new family. That all three come together to make a family!!

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    If you ask me, writing in the triangle would make it more of an oddball twist. I think you've been very creative in fixing it; it looks like you did in on purpose already!

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    That is just so cute and bright, she will love it.

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    Beautiful quilt and you did a very professional cover up of the boo boo!!!

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    Awww, you did a LOVELY job of covering up that little tiny mistake. :) I second (or third, or fourth) the idea of adding a few more ones somewhere if you really aren't happy with it...but honestly, it looks great as is. :)

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    i think it gives the quilt personality and makes it individually hers.
    what i would be concerned about is wether is not the satin binding would fray between the stitches when it gets washed. maybe covering it would be a safer bet, with the same satin binding. how about wrapping it around the folded edge to cover the triangle completely? it would still be very much her own 'special' quilt.

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    I think it looks wonderful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    what i would be concerned about is whether or not the satin binding would fray between the stitches when it gets washed. maybe covering it would be a safer bet, with the same satin binding. how about wrapping it around the folded edge to cover the triangle completely? it would still be very much her own 'special' quilt.
    hmmm, hadn't thought about the fraying. I'll give this some thought, and may use your recommendation. Thank you.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Very pretty, tell her the triangle is your special mark for her quilt and just add a triangle to any other quilts you make her in the future.

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    I would do the name in purple, in the pink section of binding right above your V repair. Just a thought! Love the quilt! :thumbup: :-D

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    Jingleberry I like that idea!

    I owe her a Christmas quilt too but probably not this year. I have lots of Halloween blocks to make for my 5 grandkids, I like your idea of a special mark for each one. Too bad I didn't think of it for their past quilts.

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Ice
    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    why not use the same decorative stitch and make a few other triangles in the satin? oddly spaced, maybe, and turn the "mistake" into a design element.
    That would be my idea also
    It sounds like a perfect solution!

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    Very nice, colorful and bright. What a nice gift. I wouldn't say anything about your mishap. I would not use the pen on satin. Will bleed. Maybe some embroyidered letters or if you machine can do that I would do her name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    why not use the same decorative stitch and make a few other triangles in the satin? oddly spaced, maybe, and turn the "mistake" into a design element.
    That's what I was thinking. Love the quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    why not use the same decorative stitch and make a few other triangles in the satin? oddly spaced, maybe, and turn the "mistake" into a design element.
    That's what I was thinking. Love the quilt!
    Me too....or maybe do a satin label with her name and applique it over the top. Anyway, whatever you decide - it's beautiful.

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