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Thread: When a Dog Chewed a Hole in a Quilt...

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    When a Dog Chewed a Hole in a Quilt...

    Last year, I made a quilt for someone to give to their grand-daughter for her wedding.

    A few weeks ago, I received an email.... their dog chewed a hole in it, can you fix it? "Well, I have to see the hole. Then I may or may not have any more of some of the fabrics... It may need to be an 'honest patch'."

    Fortunately, the hole was in the outer border of the quilt, and I still have that fabric (I loved it, and bought extra).
    Also, the hole is only in the quilt top and not overly big.
    There was a hole in the batting big enough for my finger to fit through.

    So... I stitched the hole in the batting shut.
    Stabilized some of the ragged edges of the hole.
    Then I cut a "patch" of matching fabric and appliqued it over the hole.
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    You did a great job... my girlfriend had a cat who did the same thing! (the cat has since died of old age no she did not kill it )
    Happy Quilting!
    Quiltinmama

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    wow great fix!
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    My dog Just ate the corner off the first quilt I made. I wasn't a happy camper..
    Glad you could fix it for them.
    may you be in heaven before the devil knows your dead!
    Liz

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    wow you did a great job!

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    Great fix!

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    Looks perfect,not even any fading to contend with, I'm sure it's owner will be thrilled.

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    Beautiful job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
    Ellen

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    Very nice repair. When I began quilting with a longarm, many many "dog quilts" were the end result of practicing techniques. When they have their own, they leave mine alone


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    Wow!!! You did a terrific job of mending that hole!! You can barely see it!

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    great patch job, if you didn't know where it was you would never find it

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    Great save. Thanks for show us a good way to repair a quilt.

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    Great job on the fix!!
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    Good job--hardly noticeable!
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    And I thought I was the only one! I made a beautiful Mystery Quilt a few years ago and my sister fell in love with it and begged me for it. I happily gave it to her. Last fall she called to let me know her dog had chewed a couple of holes in it. We only live a few blocks away from each other, so one day when I was over I snuck a peak. I was devastated. I am in the process of fixing it now. This quilt, the holes went all the way through but also was lucky that it was only in the outside border with just a touch on the inside border. I did indeed have all the fabric I needed to fix it. I cut around it, pieced the top and managed to sew that in pretty well. The back I did just like you did and "patched" it along with a layer of batting. I just have to quilt it now and reattach the binding. I'm not a dog person anyways so you can imagine how I feel about them now, LOL. Thanks for listening!

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    fantastic patch job!!!! the bad spot would be hard to find unless you knew it was there.
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    Great repair job.
    I would have considered taking a picture of the damaged area and a picture of the dog, combining the pictures and printing it on some fabric sheets and patching the hole with it.
    Would be a great reminder of times past, and a conversation piece.

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    You did a great repair job!!!

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    Thank you, Everyone!
    I hope they are pleased with this simple repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughQuilts View Post
    Great repair job.
    I would have considered taking a picture of the damaged area and a picture of the dog, combining the pictures and printing it on some fabric sheets and patching the hole with it.
    Would be a great reminder of times past, and a conversation piece.
    Wish I had thought about this solution when I had no matching fabric for repair work. I will definitely put it in my memory bank. Great topic to share, Kara, and what a good patching job you did. We do love our pets so expect many of us will face this problem in the future.

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    Talk about invisible mending!!
    Too bad nobody like you was around when I was a young mother with a new quilt and puppy.
    Barbara

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    You sure did a great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nice fix!

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    Great job on fixing the quilt. gotta love those pets!

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    Wonderful job. You saved a work of art.

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