sewjul

I knew it would happen sometime! Please, need your help!

Recommended Posts

I am going along nicely on my Millie and hit an intersection......just the spot where several seams intersect, and I hear the noise, whew just a thread break. Check the needle, there is a burr. Replace the needle. Do a test on the side, forward, back, side to side and circles. Looks good. Pay close attention, slow going...and it happens again. This needle breaks in half..Yikes! Do I dare look? The shaft of the needle has clearly shredded the fabric front and back. Deep breath....I have retimed the machine and have done a test. Seems to be ok. But I am scared s---less to go on. How do I repair? At first thought, use some fray check, stick a piece of fusible web along with a piece of matching fabric underneath. But it is a white area. Then the thought hit me....the forum .....reach out for help and suggestions for repair and how to calm down! Take a step back......


Julie

Pines and Needles Quilting

2010 Millennium "Lilly"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Julie,

 

First, take a very deep breath and let it out slowly.  Is this your quilt or a customer quilt?  If it is your quilt then I would do exactly what you suggested above with the patch.  Quilts are normally so big, no one will notice the small repaired spot.  If it is a customer quilt, call the gal and explain what happened.  Hopefully she (or he) will have the matching fabric.  I would also search this site for how others did repairs when they did something like this also.

 

This too shall pass.

 

Gail


Gail

APQS Millennium

http://community.webshots.com/user/QuiltFaerie

"If you can't be a good example, you'll just have to be a horrible warning -- Catherine Aird"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Get a piece of the same fabric, from the customer if necessary and applique it over the top.  Then re quilt, that area. The customer will appreciate  your  honesty, and you can give a leson how to lessen the seam bulk.

 

Then Grab your 3lb sledge hammer and beat the other bulkies into submission!


Lyn Crump   Hand Guided 2013 Millenium Blissed and Gliding    APQS Sales Rep SE Qld Australia   www.busyquilting.com.au   On Facebook and Instagram as BusyQuilting


Attitude is everything - So pick a good one!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do just what you said to do.  Get the same white from the customer if you don't have the same one.  Applique on top is my second choice.  I had to do that recently and the quilt won a blue ribbon.    So if you do it right no one will see it but the customer should be told.  You don't want her to be surprised by someone other than you telling her they found it. 


Quilting Joyfully,

FCC796C4FC78D040DABDEF36ED639BF0.png

Joyce Coburn

APQS Sales,Service, Training

EdgeRider Wheels Dealer

joyce@coburnsquilting.com

www.coburnsquilting.com

330-310-7346

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had pieced a quilt and had it for a few years before quilting it and while quilting discovered a small hole in it.  I just about had a heart attach eventhough it was my own.  I just could not understand what had happened and didnt know what to do.  I finished quilting and removed from machine and dug out matching fabrics and decided to make patch but did not do only one I did 3 and put randomly on it and everyone who saw it thought it was supposed to be like that.  Hope you can possible do the same and good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This just happened to me. I removed the quilt (thank goodness for zippers), replaced the block that was torn with fabric from the customer, reloaded the quilt and finished the quilting. I asked the customer for label information and embroidered a label to cover the hole in the back. She just picked it up tonight and was thrilled. Whew!!


Kathleen Crabtree

Quilting by KC

Sartell MN

quiltingbykc1@charter.net

Millennium, Bliss, Glide, Intelliquilter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...