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Thread: Good News/ BAD NEWS/ Good News

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    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
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    What a happy/sad/happy story!! So glad it came out great in the end--beautiful quilt!!!

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    Oh goodness--what a great save--a patient awesome save. :D

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    Beautiful quilt and what a great save. It taught me a lesson on batting for sure.

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    Well Bless you and your Mom....what an ordeal......sure glad it has all worked out for you NOW.....I kinda liked that puffy look.....sure would have been warm! :-)

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    OMG, I think I would cry!! It's no easy task taking it apart either, I know, I've done it before.

    I use a razor blade and just barely tap the thread and it rips out much faster.

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    I didn't see this until today. What an absolutely beautiful quilt. My stomach dropped when I saw the post-dryer pics. I would have cried...and honestly, I would have done something you didn't....I would have thrown it out or burned it. I don't think I would have had the guts to unquilt it and requilt it.

    You can't even tell in the finished pics that it ever had a problem in the first place. You did a really amazing job!


    p.s. I also think it's great Tim's back. I think we all missed him.

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    Oh, I missed the early part on this thread! What a beautiful quilt! My heart sank when I saw the after dryer pics. Who would have thought that would happen? Thank you for sharing your pain...we all feel for you and I'm sooo proud of you and your Mom for tackling that project (and I'm sure she is NOT feeble)

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    How sad,,,after all that work...

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    Your quilt is gorgeous.

    Your Positive Attitude had a lot to do with the success you had repairing

    your Father in Law's quilt plus having your wonderful Mom to help you.

    If that had happened to me I think I would have made a mud pile in the

    back yard and stomped the quilt to death!!!!!

    You must have a great deal of patience, and it certainly paid off!!!

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    Beautiful quilt and I admire both of you for your patience and perserverance[sp] to get it taken care of. Kudos!!

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    Oh man...... CRINGE...... I'm so glad you saved it tho..... Its GORGOUS :D

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    Thanks for posting this about the wool batting. Your quilt turned out gorgeous -- your father should be so touched that you loved him enough to do this TWICE!!!
    I have been considering using a wool batting- now if I buy one, I may experiment with it first to see what happens.
    Cheryl

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    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    Hancock's was out of cotton batting so I went with $38.00 wool!
    It RECOMENDS wash warm dry flat. It did not say mandatory to not put in the dryer on the gentle cycle. Since I'm never home in the daylite, I put ii in the dryer on LOW.
    My heart just sunk ........for you..........but now I see after much work and love you have it worked out. I am sure he will love it!

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    What a bummer! I'm so sorry for your loss of so much time and energy but I'll bet that only makes the receiver of the quilt (your dad?) LOVE IT MORE . Good job and a terrific learning experience for you and for all of us. Thank you.

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    One hell of a story! Good job!

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    Oh wow, I think I would have balled my eyes out and then started all over lol. I am glad it turned out good in the end it is beautifull!

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    I think I would have tossed it. You definitely get the patience award!

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    Oh my! You have much more patience than I. The dog would have gotten that quilt!
    Great save, Way to go!

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    omg, if that was my quilt, you'd hear me screaming even if you were in hiding.
    are you sending a picture of the 'after' to the company, explaining that this is what happens when they don't give explicit instructions.

    and wool batting is so pricey, you'd think they'd let you know how to handle it.

    thank goodness you made that fantastic save. it really is a beauty, like all your work.

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    I really missed a lot of news over the last year. This quilt has absolutely convinced me I want to make an Irish Chain, I won't use wool bat. Thank you for sharing that and thank you to whoever brought this forward for me to read it.

    I've missed ya, gf!
    Hugs,
    Sharon

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    I think I'll make myself a lap quilt with the wool batt so I can hand quilt it again. It was like quilting in warm butter! I'll just have to wash in cold and DON"T put it in the dryer.
    Thanks for all the compliments, and I couldn't have done it witout my mother's help to unquilt it.

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    well, this piece is already shrunk down. do it one more time and you're probably home free. washed and dryer-dried wood wool is he softest thing ever.

    i had some scratchy army blankets and i washed them in hot water. i had nothing to lose, they were that bad. then i used fabric softener and into the dryer they went. did this 2x and went to town. wow! if they could fluff up then anything can. and they never shrunk? shrank? again.

    so give it another go-round.

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    Your quilt is beautiful. I so admire your persistence. If that happened to me, my dogs would have a new quilt! I love the way the wool batting makes the quilt drape and feel. I learned from experience that the more densely the quilting, the less the shrinkage. I washed mine and put it in the dryer on permanent press for just a few minutes and then on air dry. There was just a little puckering - just looked like an old quilt.

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    I am glad this thread has come up again---it is still a gorgeous quilt!

    And we can all learn a lesson from your wool batting story.

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    Beautiful quilt!
    The wool felted with the agitation of the washing and drying.
    I'm glad you were able to get it fixed, even if it took a long time to do.

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