Thursday, September 18

Finished!

On Saturday I finished repairing my SIL's quilt. Thanks to Marf who shared her machine - complete with a zig zag stitch! Crazy as it sounds, my sewing machine doesn't have a zig zag. You haven't met her yet, but she's a Singer Feather Weight. Yes, she's darling, yes, she's tiny.

Thanks for all the helpful advice. I did fuse the rips. It was trickier than I expected. The fusible web, due to it's flimsiness, was hard to slide into the rips. I did the best I could - the smaller rips were impossible though. The rips look pretty much the same, but are in fact stable. The zig zag worked like a charm. I used 100% cotton thread. Thanks for the tip, Amanda! I ended up having to cut the original ties due to the zig zag. It was a snap to retie and in most cases I could even use the existing holes.

Before

After

This project was a labor of love for sure. I kept thinking about the repairs my mom has made to my childhood quilt. I think she replaced the flannel on one side 3 times!

8 comments:

andie said...

That is one loved quilt. Really sweet and it looks so soft and worn.
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Pollyanna said...

Wow! I'm impressed. My son's favorite blanket is in pretty bad shape now too. I've mended it so many times. It has a new back and the front is in a sorry state. I made him a new blanket and yet he still loves the old tattered one. I may have to try the fusable web like you did here. Thanks for that tip.

Jennifer said...

This gives me hope for my shredded blanket. It's only 33 years old!

Bella Casa said...

That's gorgeous!

Jessica said...

You did a great job! Repairing quilts and blankets are certainly labors of love. Your sil is a lucky one to have you to help her out!

donandchris said...

What a beautiful gesture! The quilt shows your love for fammily. A very caring project that will be appreciated.

Jenny in Utah said...

Oh Yay!!!
I have some fabric that was passed to us that is very vintage - now I know what to do with it!!!!
Love the old quilt!

Dee Light said...

What a treasure!! I think it is wonderful that you took time to repair something so special.

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