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« on: July 04, 2012 05:27:46 PM »

the quilt on our bed was given to us by my husbands grandmother. It is a comfy quilt and not to hot to use in the summer in SC.
but it has huge holes in it where the original stitching has come out. Is there any way that I can fix it but not do it by hand?
This quilt is for a king size bed and the holes are in the center mostly. I have a sewing machine from when i was a child but I don't
really want it to be so you can see that it was fixed on the other side.

Any suggestions or will I have to do it by hand?
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012 05:56:56 AM »

Sounds like you'll have to do it by hand unless you can take the backing off then re-attach it after sewing it with your machine (or consider putting a new backing on)
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2012 06:19:08 PM »

If you post a picture, we might have a better idea on how to fix it😊
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2012 05:08:19 PM »

i'll try to take a picture of it. the backing has no holes just the front.
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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2012 07:38:09 PM »

Before attempting a repair, grab a sofa decorative pillow and take some stitches out of that and practice.  Once you have the technique down, you'll be much better prepared to repair this.

And please tell me that you never put this into a washing machine (shredder).
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2012 10:25:55 PM »

If you practice stitching by hand on a pillow or something else for a bit, mending your quilt by hand won't be too daunting. 

I recommend a drawing stitch or fell stitch (there is a bit of a write up about them both as well as some others here:  http://www.perestroika.ca/html2/vest/handstitching.php ) so you can actually hide the stitching from the right side of the quilt.

Just remember to go slowly and pin the pieces together to make stitching easier as you go. 

I just had a similar experience with one of my quilts last week.  I finally repaired the tear in it, and you can hardly tell where it was.  Smiley  I'm sure with a little practice it will come out just fine for you!
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