quilting holes ?

littlehelen_gwAugust 8, 2013

I quilted a small project and after one section was complete...I hated it...so I ripped out the quilting. Now I'm left w/ itsy bitsy needle holes in the fabric. (My error, in I didn't check my stitch size...dumb I know) Anyway, I pressed the fabric, but it's still apparent the area was quilted. Not sure if I should just proceed with quilting the area, or just what to do. I'm concerned when I quilt the area again the marks will still show...Suggestions...thoughts?
V.

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jennifer_in_va

My experience is that those holes will disappear when the quilt is washed.

If you don't intend to wash it, then rubbing a fingernail across the hole may convince it to go away.

hth

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 6:23PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Yes, what Jennifer said. :-)

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 11:06PM
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magothyrivergirl

Mist it very slightly with water, and rub with a soft brush - clean toothbrush.
This will close up the weave where the needle and thread went thru. If the stitches were too close (too small) it may take a few gentle times.
You said you pressed the fabric-did you press it as a sandwich with the batting in the middle? Misting will help soften and relax the weave/fibers. Be gentle so not to distort the piece.
Don't press the holes open into place.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 1:51PM
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quiltingfox

I use a lot of safety pins when hand-quilting the layers together which leaves noticeable holes, so I usually use my fingernail to rub them out and then after I complete the quilt I wash it before giving it away and after that the holes are gone.

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 5:57PM
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littlehelen_gw

thank you all for the ideas...I did mist the fabric (it was sandwiched) and then pressed, but did not think of the gentle brushing...good idea, will give it a try.
I did not intend to wash this piece; however, I think that may take care of the issue.
V.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 9:33PM
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homesoul

you should a lot of safety pins when hand-quilting the layers together which leaves noticeable holes.

    Bookmark   September 6, 2013 at 3:15AM
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