I finally did it...
After 15 years of owning a longarm I finally did the one things that I knew would happen eventually. I ripped a hole in a quilt by accidentally putting the needle down as I moved the machine to the other side of a quilt.
Yesterday was dyeing day but I finished early and had time to get this veterans quilt loaded and could have started quilting. But after I got it basted on I was moving the sewing head from one side to the other to change the bobbin and accidentally hit the needle down button and I ripped a hole in the quilt!
I've been luck because this hasn't ever happened to me in 15 years. I knew it would get me one day but I'm happy that it was one of my own quilts.
Luckily it didn't rip the backing at all so i was able to repair it with it still basted. The rip was on the white and red fabrics. I had some leftover white so I patched it with a little hand stitching and slipped it under the seam. For the red I fused a little patch of another red fabric under the rip and whip stitched it together through both layers. I finished it off with a little Fray Check. From a foot away you can't even see it. I'll put it back on the machine this afternoon after my clay shooting lesson this morning. I hope I don't melt in the heat.
On the crochet front my blanket is coming right along. It will eventually have 4 sections of turquoise and 4 of the variegated. I think I will finish it off with a navy border. I do like working with the Hobby Lobby yarn. I expect it's a lot like Red Heart.
My plans for the weekend are to stay inside and stay cool. I want to start planning my vacation sewing projects, get this veterans quilt done and maybe get the flower quilt back on the frame for the last of the quilting.
7/30/2020 02:38:26 pm
What a great save, Vicki! Your blanket looks good.
7/30/2020 04:33:35 pm
Great save! I wouldn't have thought to do that! I probably would have appliqued a star over the boo-boos - then sprinkled more stars over the rest of it - so it looked like I did it on purpose - LOL - ;))
Vicki in MN
7/31/2020 07:34:53 am
I had to read since I have almost done this while leaving the needle down and trying to advance the quilt. Glad you were able to fix it!
7/31/2020 08:31:27 am
My first look at the photo I only saw the white/blue patch. Then after reading I saw where the red is patched also. That red thread is a very good match.
8/3/2020 08:13:34 am
Good save on the quilt! The baby blanket is coming along nicely!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.