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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Help with the Man sewing Gear Quilt

    Hi everyone,

    I attempted the gear quilt by Rob of Man Sewing and what a disaster I have on my hands. I bought the Heat n Bond Lite paperbacked fusible, followed the direction exactly as stated in the package and my gear appliques wouldn't stick. Because of the small spaces in the gears, I couldn't zigzag or blanket stitch, so I attempted FMQ. Total disaster! My stitching was not straight, the edges frayed and the large gears have bubbles.

    I was making this for my son. He is a Master Auto Technician for Mercedes and at the end of September he will become a first time father, I was hoping to have this completed as a Dad gift for their baby shower in mid July.

    If I do hand applique, I would have to do 12 small gears and 7 large gears. Lots of sewing and time is getting short.

    The question is, should I just send it for quilting and have them quilt the surface of the gears to hide the bubbles or start from scratch.
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