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Thread: Have you ever set you quilt on fire?

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    Super Member Rosyhf's Avatar
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    hahaha, I feel so foolish, here is the story and some pics lol.

    I should know better, anyway, I lit a nice peach candle a friend gave me for Christmas in the studio where the children live (the doggies). And needing to blame someone, hubby is one who told me to do it ahahhaahha

    Anyway I started to work on my quilts. I did have a large space to work on and didn't think the candle posed a problem, even tho my mind said to blow it out.


    I remember flinging the quilt top to start working on one side, when I thought I saw a flash of light. I was going to ingnore it but decided to look and there was my quilt on fire....

    I quickly beat it out, thank God it had just caught and it wasn't bad.

    it burned half the diamond and three sections of the strips
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    here I cut the bad parts out
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    all fixed you can't even tell, it is patchwork after all lol
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    YIKES! It's a beautiful quilt! I hope you can fix it
    David

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    I can't say that I've ever set my quilt on fire! I'm glad you caught it quickly.

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    Oh, my!
    Luckily you were still in the room!
    Good save!

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    Glad you were able to fix the damage.... it looks like a lovely quilt... I love snowmen! :)

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    I haven't, but my DIL had a candle fall from a windowsill and burn a large hole in a Christmas Log Cabin quilt I had made for her several years ago. I am very happy your are able to patch yours.

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    OHHHHHHHHHH......I want/need/must have some of that beautiful black fabric with those wonderful colorfull snowflakes!!!!!! Please share where you found it..........pretty please!!

    jodi in leavenworth

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    oh my word! Thank goodness you were able to save it and more importantly you or the kids weren't hurt. You do know though that you will never live that one down. =)

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    I'm so glad you caught your fire in time before more damage was done and your quilt looks good as new.

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    You did a good job on the repairs!

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    Yikes! you did a great repair job. When I read the topic I thought Oh my someone has gotten mad and thrown a WIP in the fireplace, I know I've wanted to a couple of times.

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    You did a wonderful job patching it. I am so sorry this happened to you. Lovely quilt

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    I'm glad you reacted to fast. It could have been bad. I can't even tell you patched it. Great job.

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    Thank goodnes you caught it in time. The quilt will be beautiful, hope you can fix it.

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    Timely reminder for us all....your fix looks great though and glad you acted quickly...could have been a lot worse.

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    be careful with the candles in your sewing room

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    Well, I don't think I want to learn the 'fire quilt' technique...

    Glad you are safe. I wonder - did your smoke detector go off?

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    You need to get Scentsy. It is just warm wax with NO FIRE.

    I am glad everything turned out okay.

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    Thank goodness everything is back to normal.....love the quilt.. I collect snowmen

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    hahaha, I didn't really feel too bad about it once I saw the damage wasn't big, oh lord it was scary at the time. This is the quilt I have been working on since before Christmas, ever since I saw the amish log cabin star. Here is the link.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-80056-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by fryguymoore
    You need to get Scentsy. It is just warm wax with NO FIRE.

    I am glad everything turned out okay.
    I don't don't really have candles in my studio, this is the first time and I did order that candle warmer from Amazon. It a lamp that sits over the candle and just warms it and you never have to light it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathyvv
    Well, I don't think I want to learn the 'fire quilt' technique...

    Glad you are safe. I wonder - did your smoke detector go off?

    It was so fast and so little it didn't....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jodimarie
    OHHHHHHHHHH......I want/need/must have some of that beautiful black fabric with those wonderful colorfull snowflakes!!!!!! Please share where you found it..........pretty please!!

    jodi in leavenworth
    Jodi, I bought that fabric in Joann's a couple years ago. I don't know if you can still get it as it was a seasonal deal. The selvage says...V. I. P. by Cranston print works 2004/. It doesn't have a number like the LQS fabic does.

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    Oh my - it's funny since everyone is ok :) And if it helps you feel better at all, the hubby flipped a table cloth over a lit candle and if it wasn't for my "gut feeling" things would have gotten ugly.

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    Scary!!! Good thing you were still in the room and noticed it. And you did a wonderful job repairing it.

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