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Repairing a quilt

Old 09-23-2020, 11:25 AM
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This quilt is my son's GF. Though it was made by her mother she was a reticent to ask her mother to repair it, It had seen a lot of wear and tear so maybe she was embarrassed.
It's at least 20yrs old evident by the heavy wear on the cotton fabrics, the pristine condition of the poly cotton and the 'wrap' style binding which had deteriorated and fallen off.
After removing what was left of the binding, the role of quilting became very evident. Places where the quilting threads had snapped the batting had migrated up towards the centre. A few times through the wash would have been all it took.
The poly batting also speaks to it's age. I was able to coax the intact batting back into position and machine stitched an anchoring line around the edge. Where ever the quilting had broken, I replaced it using a large stitch like the original. The quilting in the center star was almost all intact, likely because the stitching lines were that much closer.
A new French binding with cotton fabric harmonious to the faded cottons finished it.
I have convinced the owner to retire this one as ask mom for a new one.
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Old 09-23-2020, 11:47 AM
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Incredible job of refurbishing it!
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Old 09-23-2020, 12:02 PM
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You are such a good person! And you did it so beautifully!
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Old 09-23-2020, 12:10 PM
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Those colors too! I'm pretty sure I did a quilt for my mom with a similar green calico back then -tho' it wasn't this nice! Beautiful, what a kindness your repairs have done!
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Old 09-23-2020, 01:19 PM
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Love the colors. From the picture it looks like a new one, so you did a wonderful job on it.
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Old 09-23-2020, 03:40 PM
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Great job and great suggestion....that she retire it. Mom should be glad that the quilt was literally 'loved to death'. That's the greatest compliment a quilt can have......
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Well done! I would rather make a new quilt then repair one!😖
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:45 PM
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Such a beautiful quilt and you did a fantastic job on the repairs. You are right to tell her she should retire this beauty. It is often very difficult to repair someone else's work. I have a full stack of quilts to repair and it is a matter of getting to them. Again you did a great job.
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Old 09-24-2020, 03:33 AM
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Wonderful save; beautiful quilt. I agree with the others...would rather make a new one then repair an old quilt!
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Old 09-24-2020, 04:20 AM
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Just beautiful quilt and you really did a splendid job repairing it. I agree that it is a compliment to see a well loved quilt. My GS takes a very torn up one when he goes away from home. It is his favorite and it really makes me happy. I have made several replacements for him but none are as loved.
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