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Just had to rip almost an entire quilt of stitches out.  Never had to do this and hope it never happens again.  Took two hours to stitch and 12 to undo.  Think I may need a remedial ripping lesson, or is this normal?

 

 


Joan

Houston, TX

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Sorry Joan I know that did not make your day.

 

I've heard of skinning deer, skinning squirrels, skinning rabbits, etc but never skinning a quilt.  You can't say something like that Heidi and then just hush.  I'll be on tranquilizers for sure if you don't clue us in on how to skin a quilt.

 

David


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That must be the song of the day.   I have been trying tonight to finish blocks for a swap due at the end of the month. Of course I'm doing this with a terrible headache, so everything I try to put together ends up being wrong.


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The eyebrow trimmers with a plastic handle and a blade guard have saved me a lot of time and sore muscles when frogging a big area. I was always afraid when I used the scalpel tool that I'd cut a hole in the quilt---or in me!


Linda Rech

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Thanks for the video Heidi.  I don't think I would be near as nervous skinning a rabbit as a quilt though.  LOL.

 

Hoping I never have to use this method.  Yea right!!!

 

David


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Go to the Dollar Tree and ick up a pack of the school erasers.. many colors  but use to be only pink.

 

Use them to pull cut threads to the side where you can easily pick up the threads.  Pulls them right on out.

Gloves  I think they are Hemostat gloves or cotton cosmetic gloves all help, too.  the gloves, either kind

work better with just a minimal bit of moisture.

 

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\Sigh!  I've done it ........................often.  lol  sob

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 I had to skin a whole quilt once. Thankfully, not a big one. I had the backing on completely upside down!  :huh:  Didn't realize it until I was finished! It was and A-B-C pattern. Took it off the frame after I skinned it; which took a day or more, then sprayed it with water and light starch; ironed it to within in an inch of it's life and you could not find the holes! Yippee! I used a scalpel from Famore. Make sure you have extra blades because they go dull pretty fast. And if you have to push too hard; well, the slice won't be pretty!

I originally took it off the frame, but soon learned it was easier to skin ON the frame.

My customer said she could not find any original holes either and gave me a nice tip! :D  :D


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Also, I use packing tape to pull out the cut threads! I'm going to try the spatula or erasers if I have to do it again. Hopefully not an entire quilt! One row is bad enough!! 


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