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    Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

    I'm not sure if the fabric is cheap or the needle is dull or what but when I ripped out the seam in the white on white sashing it looks like if I sew it back on it might not be a stable seam. Actually the green piece attached is also holey. Should I trim off the seam and start over? Should I change my needle or change the stitch length? The sashing is on the bottom of the quilt and won't get much wear. I usually worry too much so I don't trust my own (in)experience here. Please don't ask for a picture - I have trouble posting them. Thanks!

    #2
    Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

    as long as the fabric isn't torn it will probably be ok. The holes should close up when the fabric is washed.
    Dolores :lol::icon_heh:

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      #3
      Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

      I've had the same worry, but it came out all right.

      A couple of things come to mind tho...Are you using a needle that is really too big for this fabric? You probably could get buy with a 12 for piecing. Also, what type needle? I like to use a sharp, microtech or my favorite is the Superior topstitch needles.

      I'd just give it a check, may not matter one bit, but if you are wondering.....

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        #4
        Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

        Thanks Slokarma and Doloris, Ok, I'm going to check my needle. I think the needle was pretty fresh but this is a special quilt. DH helped me pick out the material for this quilt for us, and it's been a long time in process - hope to finish it for his birthday in May.

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          #5
          Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

          I had that happen after ripping out stitches. I've sprayed the area very lightly with a mist of water then iron it. Sometimes it closes the holes where they are not so noticeable.
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            #6
            Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

            I was trying to figure out if you're piecing or quilting. If you're piecing, I agree with the size 12 needle recommendation. If you're quilting, you'll probably want to stay with a larger needle, but take heart - those holes do close up with steam or a spritz of water, or you could just finish the quilt and wash it. Washing fixes a LOT of little inconsistencies!

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              #7
              Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

              I use a quilting needle size 75 for piecing. I think the brand is Inspira. Quilting needles are sharper & make a smaller hole in the fabric. I use a Top-Stitch 90-14 for FMQ. Keep in mind that the recommended time to use a needle is 6-8 hrs. Some people change needles with each project, but sometimes the needle needs to be changed more frequently. JCY

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                #8
                Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                Ok, I have to ask: What is frogging? (Sry, not a native speaker! )

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                  #9
                  Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                  Originally posted by Cat77 View Post
                  Ok, I have to ask: What is frogging? (Sry, not a native speaker! )
                  Cat77 - Riip Riiiip Riip- like a frog. I spend a lot of time ripping out stitches. Just never noticed the holes in the darker fabric I guess.

                  Jcy - I did not know that - 6-8 hours per needle. I clean my machine every 6-8 hours so I guess I should be changing my needle when I do. Thanks for the tip. And I'm checking for a size 12 or 75 in my box.

                  Peggi and Cathy - Thank you, too. I filled up my spray bottle and soaked the fabric and let it dry and steamed it again as I pressed it - it was a very long seam - and you both are right- I can hardly see the holes now. Great tips everyone. Thanks so much!

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                    #10
                    Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                    Originally posted by Lilly View Post
                    Cat77 - Riip Riiiip Riip- like a frog. I spend a lot of time ripping out stitches. Just never noticed the holes in the darker fabric I guess.
                    Ah, ok, thanks!


                    Sooo...a frog makes a riip riip riip sound in English?? Strange...:P

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                      #11
                      Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                      Originally posted by Cat77 View Post
                      Ah, ok, thanks!


                      Sooo...a frog makes a riip riip riip sound in English?? Strange...:P
                      Not really. Most people explain it by saying "rip-it, rip-it, rip-it."
                      I think in books, etc a frog sound is spelled ribbet.
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                        #12
                        Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                        Hmm, I just know frogs that kwaak...the frogs across the pond must be different!

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                          #13
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                          Rofl!!!! It's not every day you find people comparing the sound frogs make.... this cracks me up!!!!

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                            #14
                            Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                            Okay Cat77, hopefully this will help....

                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcFKQKjv0-o

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                              #15
                              Re: Holes noticeable in fabric after frogging

                              Originally posted by Peggi View Post
                              Okay Cat77, hopefully this will help....

                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcFKQKjv0-o
                              Haha, thanks!
                              Even though this particular frog seems to have a speech impediment, I hear "rabbit, rabbit, rabbit"...

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