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    Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

    I was folding over the binding to the back and pressing because I find this makes it so smooth for a good hand stitching and I forgot to lower my iron setting and I pressed the entire perimeter on a cotton setting which is way too high. Is my quilt ruined now??? I know it fused together a bit where the iron touched all around the edges. Will it be ok after washing and drying on low heat???

    If this is ruined, this was the quilt replacing the first quilt I ruined for my Mom - maybe the stars are telling me she doesn't need a quilt???

    Thanks for reading.

    Happy New Year!
    Donelle

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    Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

    If it's too flat when you wash and dry it, is it a pattern that would be ruined if you trimmed the binding off and applied a new binding?
    Dawn
    A bed without a quilt is like a sky without stars.

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      #3
      Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

      Does it feel crispy? Like the batting melted? I wouldn't think it was ruined. I hope not!

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        #4
        Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

        It definitely fused to the fabric, it's not fluffy where I went over it. I can separate the top and back fabric from it, but the batting is like a flat, semi-crisp pancake on the inside. If that makes sense. It doesn't look ruined but I'm concerned how it will hold up with use and cleanings over time.

        DCM - I ironed on the quilt top by a few inches all around. No way to remove those parts unless I disassemble it.
        Donelle

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          #5
          Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

          If that is the only place you ironed it, of course the quilt is not ruined. Is it still a little puffy? Did you melt it or just lessen the density a bit? I'm sure it will be fine. I know it seems like the quilting gods are working against you, but hang in there...the quilt will still be very special to her and she won't see the things you do.
          Cil
          A quilt is a blanket of love
          http://www.pinterest.com/cil3612/boards/
          http://www.creativelyhomemade.etsy.com/

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            #6
            Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

            It's a little melted inside but I decided to continue anyway. I am hand stitching the binding to the back, it's only the second time I've ever hand stitched. It's going really well. I kind of went along the edges and tented out the top and back from the batting and squished it around gently. It helped a little but luckily it still looks fine - just a little stiff on the edges, but I think washing and drying will help. Plus she won't care - she just wants a quilt made my me.

            Thanks for the responses.
            Donelle

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              #7
              Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

              My first feeling was that if you were able to attach the binding with no problem that you were probably good to go. if you couldn't get the needle in then you'd have to give it up. Sounds like you are pretty much home free.
              Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
              it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

              "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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                #8
                Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

                I have my fingers crossed for you.
                sigpicwww.whisperofrose.blogspot.com


                Scottie Mom Barb

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                  #9
                  Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

                  Washing will help a lot--don't ask me how I know!
                  Courtesy is not optional.

                  http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com

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                    #10
                    Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

                    the important part is it has all of your love in it,
                    :icon_wave:Joan

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