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Uh oh...tell me how to fix this hole please!

Old 06-25-2011, 07:02 AM
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I was pinning my quilt layers this am when I noticed this hole in one of the blocks! How did I ever miss it?! My first inclination was to put some type of fusible material on the back to stabilize it...but then I thought...this is going to be washed a lot since it's a baby quilt. I probably ought to replace the block...I do have enough material left that I think I can fussy cut another matching block.

Now...what's the "easiest" way to replace a block that's already sewn in without taking apart a third of the quilt? Or is that asking too much...do I have to take apart that whole corner...and just not fuss about the time it's going to take to do it?!!! :?

Thought I'd ask y'all first and see what you experienced quilters would recommend!

Thanks, Karen

Close up of the hole
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This is the block it's in
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This is the corner of the quilt that it's in
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:06 AM
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Just pick out the stitching that's holding the block in, and then about an inch on the surrounding seams, cut your new block & insert it, by stitching the seams back together, try to follow the same order of stitching the seams as they were originally. (that's what I've done in the past)
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Would doing a little bit of fusible on the back to stabilize it now, then marking the spot in a way so that it stands out more (so you can see it) and then doing some extra quilting over it fix it? I can't see taking that area apart.

Although, good that you saw it now and not after basting and beginning to quilt it.
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by AFQSinc
Would doing a little bit of fusible on the back to stabilize it now, then marking the spot in a way so that it stands out more (so you can see it) and then doing some extra quilting over it fix it? I can't see taking that area apart.

Although, good that you saw it now and not after basting and beginning to quilt it.
I thought of that but I'm not planning to quilt on the blocks that have the fussy cut characters. I'm doing SID. And I don't want to quilt over just that one block...
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
Just pick out the stitching that's holding the block in, and then about an inch on the surrounding seams, cut your new block & insert it, by stitching the seams back together, try to follow the same order of stitching the seams as they were originally. (that's what I've done in the past)
So you think this can be done without undoing the borders? I sure hope so! ;-)
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Old 06-25-2011, 07:16 AM
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It would be very easy to put another block in but you could also applique a flower over it and put them in random places. You could make the flower to match the flower in the fabric
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You can pick out just that block by taking out the stitching an extra half inch on all sides, but I wouldn't. I'd applique a red heart over the hole. Babies can never have too much love.
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I was also thinking about applique small flowers or a small sun........Michele
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Fussy cut one of the green circles or flowers from the border fabric and applique it over the hole. I wouldn't go through all the hassle of adding a new block. As you said this one is going to be used and abused, not an heirloom wall quilt to gaze at for a hundred years;>
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Maybe, fussy cut one of the circles, from scraps of the border, to cover it........Michele
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