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« on: January 22, 2013 12:40:18 PM »

Here's a small photo of my second quilt ever, a Quilt of Valor. I just got it back from the quilting volunteer yesterday and noticed that the washing uncovered a few places where my piecing and sewing skills weren't quite up to snuff.

How would you suggest I patch or mend these frayed spots?


Here is a slice of the quilt, back and the presentation/pillow case



My quilting partner did a beautiful job of quilting stars and swirls in red on the top and blue on the backing.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2013 03:25:32 PM »

Oh man, that stinks. You could do a zigzag stitch over it, but that would be noticeable. The best fix might be to do an applique that somehow fits with the quilt's theme/colors, and then sprinkle a few more in other places so it's not the only one.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2013 07:41:28 PM »

Thanks!

I was thinking of cutting a few stars out of that dark blue material with the red stars and fusing them to the top, and embroidering around the edges. There are maybe 4 frayed spots, the one in the photo is the biggest one.

The other solution I was considering was using a satin stitch to just embroider a star over the holes. Of the two, I think the fused star would be the most durable.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013 07:48:14 AM »

i think i would applique a star or two . different sizes scattered about. like it was on purpose.


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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2013 07:50:56 AM »

Thanks sloth!

I just saw this:
http://margaret-cooter.blogspot.com/2013/01/kintsukuroi.html

Maybe I should stitch some gold stars! The idea that something becomes more beautiful even if broken is another life lesson I'm taking from this.
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