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    Applique Angel

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    Default 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???

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    Default 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?
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    Default 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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    Default 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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    Default 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.

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    Default 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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    Default 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.
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    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

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    Default Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

    I have my fingers crossed for you.

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    Default Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

    Washing will help a lot--don't ask me how I know!

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    Default Re: Oh my! I ironed quilt with poly batting

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

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