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quilting holes ?

Posted by littlehelen ( on
Thu, Aug 8, 13 at 17:26

I quilted a small project and after one section was complete...I hated 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?

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RE: quilting holes ?

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.


RE: quilting holes ?

Yes, what Jennifer said. :-)


RE: quilting holes ?

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.

RE: quilting holes ?

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,

RE: quilting holes ?

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.

RE: quilting holes ?

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

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