This past weekend I removed the binding from a quilt that I love and am really excited about. I haven’t been able to share it with you, yet, but I will in a few more weeks (yay!!). When I originally bound the quilt, I put the binding on by machine. However, I wasn’t crazy about one of the corners and I am really considering entering the quilt in the Modern Quilt Guild at The Texas Quilt Museum call for entries. With that in mind, it really seemed important to take off the original binding and replace it with a crisper, hand sewn binding. I am happy to report that it went well and looks great! 😀
What does not look so great is the fact that I found a tear in the fabric of the quilt top while I was working on the new binding. Now I am sad and worried about submitting the quilt for entry into anything. The quilt has not been washed, nor do I plan to wash it. I had been planning to display and show the quilt if it could get accepted into shows, so I don’t think there is a high risk for the small tear to grow.
It is about a quarter of an inch long, and the quilt is about 60 inches square.
I am quite sad about this and wondering if anyone has any advice or suggestions. Should I try to fix it? Leave it as is? Should I still submit the quilt to be shown?
Thanks in advance for any advice or input you can provide!
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