Another Well Loved Quilt Repair

Staying at home most of the time right now gives me a chance to make some headway on the backlog of quilt repairs.  This one was so typical of damage on tied quilts.  The ties just don't hold the layers together well, and the top is often a different size than the back.  In this …

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Repairing a Severely Damaged Quilt

I am finally caught up with the repairs I had to do, and this was the most recent.  The quilt was definitely in sad shape, with lots of patches that had disintegrated.  The owner didn't tell me how old it was, or I might not have accepted it for repair.  I didn't find out its …

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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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