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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Patching holes in a quilt

    Good morning everyone,

    I'm new to the forum and I have a question. My sister in law made a beautiful quilt for my husband and I for our birthdays 7 years ago. It's so beautiful. In January we adopted a puppy who is just adorable. In February, I had pneumonia and spent several days in bed with my puppy keeping me company. My adorable (I still love her) puppy chewed 3 holes in my beautiful quilt with me snoozing in my cough medicine with codeine slumber. How do I repair these. This sister in law passed away 5 years ago and her sister does not have the scraps, she donated them to her church. I can find fabric close enough to match, most of it's red but how do I go about repairing this without it looking like Gracie did it herself?


    Thank you so much for any help you can offer up.

    Janet Clark
    Grand Forks ND

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    Can you post pictures of the quilt and the holes? That way people can see what would be the best way to repair.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    I've never mended a quilt with holes, sorry.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    If the holes are not huge, you could make appliques that cover them.
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    Shiny Thimble

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    Hey there back at ya neighbor.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    Pictures would be helpful to see the holes so the best way to patch could be determined.
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    My husband's cousin managed to burn three cigarettes holes in a quilt that I loaned her ( still mad about it ) and the members here suggested I use appliques. Turned out great
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    Applique Angel

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    Yes, pictures would help. We need to see what kind of quilt it is, how large the holes are, where they're located, etc. If it's a pieced quilt, you may be able to remove the damaged blocks and replace them. However, that's a TON of work. Do you have any sewing experience, or were you thinking of hiring someone to do it for you?

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    I don't have holes per se in my quilt, but a much used quilt that my husband's grandmother gave us for our wedding 26 years ago has some pieces that are starting to tear -- both in the middle of some of the pieces and away from the seams.

    Here's what I did:

    1) bought some fabric (red and yellow) that nearly matches the pieces that need to be replaced,
    2) cut the pieces in the shape of the pieces to be replaced in the quilt (which are long trapezoids), adding 1/4" to the piece for a seam allowance which I pressed to the underside of the new pieces,
    3) hand stitched the pieces into place -- much like Jenny does when she hand binds a quilt so you can't see the stitches.

    Note: use a quilter's knot and burry your first stitch inside the quilt. Here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oYr...1XDzJCEQENx4BL
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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Patching holes in a quilt

    You could always drop into Quilters Eden in East grand Forks and ask them what they would suggest also. I have found the ladies there to be knowledgeable and friendly....good luck
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