Drunkard’s Path Quilt Repair

Over the time that I have done quilt repair, I have noticed that most of the quilts I receive for repair are tied and not quilted.  This one was like that and really demonstrates how this method really does not hold up to use.  It had the usual splits and fabric tears, and the binding …

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Raw Edge Applique Quilt Repair

Bringing a well loved quilt from tatters back to usable is always a gratifying project. Recently this one came to me for some tender care. It is certainly well loved, with three sections ripped through to the back, and the entire binding shredded or missing.  It wasn't quilted, it was tied, which does contribute to …

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Quilt Repair by Hand

Recently I was contacted by a lady who needed a repair of her treasured vintage quilt.  This quilt was unusual in that most of it was in great shape, without any damage at all.  But a couple of the fabrics used in this hand pieced quilt were almost completely gone, leaving patches of exposed batting.   …

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Another Dog vs Quilt Repair

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, our furry friends can make a mess of a treasured quilt.  This one had been in a closet, but the dog found the door open one day, and began a chewing spree resulting in a lot of damage.  Add to that the wear and tear of a quilt over 60 …

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Repair of an Extremely Damaged Quilt

Last year, I repaired a Severely Damaged Quilt, showing the steps of that repair on the blog.  I thought that would be the most damaged quilt I would ever see, but I was wrong.  Get ready for a very picture heavy post!!  This one was my biggest challenge yet! Large holes were in several places …

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Dog vs Quilt – Repairing the Damage

Don't you just love dogs?  They are bundles of furry love with doggie breath, and sometimes they like to chew on things.  Recently, I was contacted to repair a well-loved quilt that had seen its share of doggy attention. Two of the corners were chewed off completely.  This one was on one end. This was …

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Pink Appliqué Quilt Repair

Just before we left for our vacation, I received this pretty appliqué quilt to repair.  It didn't need a lot, or so I thought when I got it from the owner.  I figured just a few spots to hand stitch and it would be good to go.  But, after looking at it more closely, I …

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Severely Damaged Quilt Repair – Part 2

Continuing with the repair from the previous post (Severely Damaged Quilt Repair), now the time consuming part of the repair began - the hand work.  Lifting up the edge of the new backing, you can see some of the damage once again. The new muslin backing is pinned to the edge so I can bring …

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Applique Quilt Repair

Repairing a well loved quilt is one of the things I really enjoy doing.  Sometimes a quilt is just used to the point of falling apart, and really, what better tribute to a wonderful quilt than for the owner to wear it out?  I'd much rather see that than a beautiful quilt wrapped in tissue …

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Repairing an Old Damaged Quilt

One of the things I do is repair well-loved quilts that no one else will touch. Most of the time, someone that is truly using a quilt will not care that it isn't museum quality, they just want the worst of the damage repaired.   But many quilters won't touch these, believing they are too damaged …

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