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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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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Severely Damaged Quilt Repair

One of the services I offer is quilt repair of what I call well loved quilts.  This quilt was by far the most damaged I have ever been asked to repair.  The lady that brought it said that she had given it to her daughter and son-in-law for a wedding gift.  Once I had it …

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A Quilt Repair

Silk dupioni patches with tapestry and heavier upholstery patches are not the best compatible pair for a heavily used quilt.  As this shredded seam on the silk dupioni shows, the lighter weight fabric always takes the brunt of the stress, and dupioni tends to ravel.  When a lady brought this to me for repair, I …

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Well Loved Quilt Repair – Purple Sunbonnet Sue

Recently I finished up another hand repair of a well-loved quilt.  I really enjoy doing this, and love having people bring me these quilts.  This was Donna's daughter's quilt when she was a baby, and now the daughter was becoming a mother.  Donna wanted the quilt repaired so that her new grand-baby could cuddle with …

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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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