Monday, February 17, 2014

How to Fix a Ruined Quilt


Here's a shot of my poor pitiful quilt - running purple dye. I can't even begin to tell you how much angst this caused me over the weekend. And this is what it looked like after I removed as much of the stain as I could with Oxyclean.



I was extremely lucky that this was in a corner of the center medallion design. The first border is made up of half square triangles. So I added another triangle right over the stain using appliqué. Of course I had to add a triangle to each of the four corners so it looks like it was meant to be.

There are still a couple of small dye spots in other places, but not as bad as this one. Much improved, I'd say!

4 comments:

  1. Good idea!!! A new design element

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  2. you have retrieved this quilt well, like the additional pieces you have added I dread colour running, having rinsed all my fabrics when I bought them have now found they need a better wash as one has bled, now invested in snatch a dye that you add to the watch and by some miracle it takes any dye that runs into itself, well so far it has worked.

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  3. Oh thank goodness, I was hoping things would work out. :)

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