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Old 06-27-2017, 05:01 PM
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This is a baby blanket I have been asked to repair. The edge of the quilt is very worn. My thought was to get the same fabric and make a French fold binding. The edge of the original fabric says "Little Lovables by Princess Fabrics, Drawing Board Greeting Cards, Inc.". Anyone know where I can find that fabric or have any other suggestions to fix the worn edges?
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Old 06-28-2017, 04:18 AM
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I would remove completely and put on new binding with a matching fabric color. For the small holes...applique something over it.
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Yes, I agree with Homespun. I don't think you have much hope of finding more of the fabric if it is more than a couple of years old. Plus any new fabric will have a different colour because this piece looks well loved and well washed--faded.
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That blankie has been used and loved.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:23 PM
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The original edge was just the fabric from the front folded over the back and whip-stitched. (Sorry, didn't make that very clear). So, I was guessing I would have to remove that folded part and put the new binding over the old edge. For using new fabric, any tricks to get the new fabric "worn" so when they wash the blanket the new doesn't shrink excessively and pull? And my guess here is to wash it and dry it in the dryer multiple times.
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Old 06-28-2017, 03:48 PM
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I would add a satin blanket edging. That way you would not have to make it look "old". Children love "smoothy" things on blanket. Then I would steal a "good" piece of the present fabric hidden under the wide satin and patch the holes in the middle.
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Check espy. Lots of this company listed there. Someone is destashing and may have it.
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That should have bees esty
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Such cute fabric!
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Old 06-29-2017, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by ClassicQuilter View Post
For using new fabric, any tricks to get the new fabric "worn" so when they wash the blanket the new doesn't shrink excessively and pull? And my guess here is to wash it and dry it in the dryer multiple times.
I would prewash the new fabric. I would wash and dry just like you expect the blanket to be washed. I have replaced bindings on quilts. I always prewash and dry once with no problems of shrinkage after the binding is attached.
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