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Thread: A salvaged quilt ready to give more huggles

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    Super Member laurafet's Avatar
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    This is great, and a great idea! I have been trying to find a solution to worn areas on a quilt my grandmother made for my first son (now 33), to have when he has a child. He dragged it around quite a bit, but this lets me do a repair without changing the quilt dramatically. Thank you!!

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    Great repair job..I use all of my quilts, too. My kid made forts and now my grandkids make forts with quilts and cardtables...such fun and lots of memories...I did the same at my grandmother's house when I was a child. Some things never seem to grow old.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

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    What a neat idea for repairing a quilt. I gave my son and daughter-in-law a quilt and they let the dog sleep on it and of course she tried to make a nest and ended tearing it in several paces. Think I now have a solution for repair. Thanks again for the idea for repair.
    Quiltlady

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janice Thompson View Post
    What a neat idea for repairing a quilt. I gave my son and daughter-in-law a quilt and they let the dog sleep on it and of course she tried to make a nest and ended tearing it in several paces. Think I now have a solution for repair. Thanks again for the idea for repair.
    I have used appliqué bits n pieces, or specially placed labels to repair or cover some nasty errors on quilts before. but I must admit that at first I just wanted to use an odd Sunbonnet Sue that I had made to show the method to my Patchwork Class but I am really chuffed with the result and I will be adding more Sue's wandering through her garden as and when needed.

    Thank you all for your lovely comments.

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    you did a great job and the sb adds color to it

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    How very clever of you! What a perfect addition to Grandmother's Flower Garden a Sun Bonnet Sue!
    Smiles from Idaho,
    Onalee

    "What if you woke up today with only the things you had thanked God for yesterday?" ~ Michael Hyatt

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    Very nice repair job.....i've repaired many of mine also but not all this fancy.....i also make quilts to be used, not stored in a closet
    dsews2

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    Great idea for saving your quilt.

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    ​Great fix for a quilt.
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    Terrific idea! I, too, make my quilts to "be used".

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    Good job at a rescue!

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    My first quilt was just a scrap patchwork quilt of 5 inch squares - it was actually a kit I got a Woolworth's for $1.00 back in 1975. The fabric was not the best as you can well imagine and it was all hand sewn and then tied with yarn, so the fabric gives way from time to time and I just put a patch over the seams so keep it going. It is funny looking but my daughter loves it and it covers a bed from 1860. I wish I had thought of something as cute as a Sun Bonnet Sue. She would have been so cute.

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    no..looks like a stepping stone in the garden////

    Quote Originally Posted by QultingaddictUK View Post
    A while ago I rescued. "Grandmothers Flower Quilt" that someone had gave up on. Now I use my quilts as IMO that is what they are made for, I don't make SHOW quilts. Anyway last week I noticed a really distressed and badly damaged section on this quilt, which was half machined and half hand quilted, not by an expert just someone who loves quilting, and seams were coming apart, time for an emergency operation

    I did a few seams in coordinated cream thread of stepped zig zag stitch over them but this one was way needed more than that

    As I had a couple of samples from my Patchwork Class lessons I appliquéd a Sun Bonnet Sue's wandering thro' Grandma's garden, as I think this quilt will need ongoing attention this could become a theme, so this is what I came up with:

    It certainly looks strong and IMO really pretty and as, because of the way it has been painstakingly made with beautiful loving patience by someone I want it to live for a long time.

    Umm but is it me is Sue looking as tho' she is on a snowball

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    Nice way to repair a beautiful quilt.......

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    Cute repair job. Thanks for the idea..........

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    Just wonderful repair, great job and thank you for sharing. I love Sue on the snow ball in the Garden LOL

    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Great save to a wonderful looking quilt.

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    What a nice creative idea for mending the quilt! You did a great job and it looks wonderful. I am glad that you shared the quilt and your work with us!
    Janet L52

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    How creative you are at magically repairing this quilt! Nice job!

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