How can I fix this?... **att: quilters and sewers**

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Dar, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a quilt/comforter on my bed, I just bought it in October so replacing it is not an option.

    I have washed the quilt before (I have a triple loader washing machine, and I did it on delicate) But now I want to wash it again and while making the bed yesterday morning i noticed a rip and I dont know how to go about fixing it.

    i was thinking about using fusible interfacing and putting it on the inside and apply the iron (carefully) and using the interfacing like a patch

    I cant really sew it because it would stand out like a sore thumb.... Does anyone have any suggestions?

    here is the rip when its just "sitting" there its hardly noticable
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    here is the same rip with a little pressure just so you can see it
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  2. Cornychick

    Cornychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not a quilter, so this is probably the wrong anwer. I would get an iron on patch to slip inside under the tear, iron it closed.
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:see thats what I thought too... but when i asked at the fabric store the lady said not to do that because then the edges of the patch (even though it would now be "inside" the quit) the edged would show, she said use the interfacing it would act the same but not be a rigid as the patch... but i have never had any luck with interfacing, it always comes off
     
  4. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:see thats what I thought too... but when i asked at the fabric store the lady said not to do that because then the edges of the patch (even though it would now be "inside" the quit) the edged would show, she said use the interfacing it would act the same but not be a rigid as the patch... but i have never had any luck with interfacing, it always comes off

    Light weight or feather weight iron on interfacing would work. But you would need to put it in with the nubby side(part that is activated with heat) facing up. That would bond any loose threads to the interfacing. Between the iron and the quilt top, place a piece of freezer paper. That will stop your iron from sticking to the bonding material. Interfacing can be purchased in white, gray or black. The gray color might work best if you can find it locally.
     
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  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    great tip on the freezer paper thanks [​IMG]
     

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