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    quilt transformation

    Short version: prized family (brother-in-law) quilt machined washed by step mother - quilt ruined except for 9 inches around the edge.
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    I had to piece the edges to make it big enough for the pattern for the bear. It will be sent back to one of the family members.
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    Can the bear have his own little quilts from the leftovers? It would really be cute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragamuffin View Post
    Can the bear have his own little quilts from the leftovers? It would really be cute.
    What a great idea!
    Helen T.

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    Don't you hate boo boos. But look at the great recycle project. Too cute. I bet he does not make it thru the washing machine.

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    A wonderful save and I think the suggestion of a little quilt is a great idea. Very cute bear.

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    Attaching his own little quilt is a wonderful idea - never thought of that. I have enough left to do that. Thanks for the idea.

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    We wash our quilts in the washer all the time, what happened there? Bet she feels as sad as all of you.

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    Great way to fix a quilt and make something else special.

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    great save. and make him a little quilt too.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    I machine wash my quilts all the time. How did she manage to do that!!!! I am glad you were able to salvage a bit of it.

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    I think you are one resourceful lady to think to do this. Great save! By the way, I made this same bear out of a old bedspread years ago and gave it back to her. She loved it.
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    Great solution to an awful situation. Perhaps a custom tag should be put on the back, "Do Not Machine Wash Me".
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    wonderful solution!
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    Sad but what a great recycling experience.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    Great save! A little quilt for him would be great too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QM View Post
    I machine wash my quilts all the time. How did she manage to do that!!!! I am glad you were able to salvage a bit of it.
    Ditto!

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    I love to do binding.

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    great way to recycle a treasure... the bear is adorable.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    I love The idea of their own little quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girlfriend View Post
    Great solution to an awful situation. Perhaps a custom tag should be put on the back, "Do Not Machine Wash Me".
    i'm with you there!
    "variety is the spice of life"

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    Awesome idea. What a wonderful save!

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    If you look at the binding of the quilt, it is obvious that the quilt was well loved, used and laundered. No wonder the lad had to be disappointed w/the results from washing.

    As for washing quilts: I do also. I use a mild soap, very short gentle cycle and double rinse. I don't think quilts should be washed in harsh detergents (Tide, etc,). If really soiled, they soak in suds for a time and gentle wash/rinse. If in doubt about "bleeding", throw in a Color Catcher. And I must add. I do not wash mine more than once a year and yes, they are used.

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    Good save. Cute bear
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    Good save and cute bear !!
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    I never threw stuffed animals in the washer. I just agitated them by hand in the sink or tub. Use baby shampoo or Dreft for baby clothes. I had a grate with little squares in it and would place it over the sink. Use a rolling pin wrapped in cellophane and roll it over the toy to squeeze any excess water out. Didn't want to take the chance on mis-shaping the toy. works on small pillows also. Then I would roll the toy in a big bath towel to squeeze even more excess water. I would prop up the grate and lay the stuffed toys on their backs and they were usually dry overnight. it was always faster to let the toys dry like that rather than hanging by their ears or limbs. The remaining moisture didn't have to drain from so far.

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    How adorable, pity about the quilt but you are so talented! Thank you.

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