Tear - After


Thank you so much for your input last week on how to go about fixing a small tear in a quilt top.

I decided to purchase some Pellon 931TD midweight fusible (one-sided fusible) to slip in under the tear and iron in place. The tear is no longer gaping, and with continued gentle handling, I think it will be OK. For the record, it took me 5 minutes to even find the tear again to make the repair, so I am going to work on getting the quilt submitted to a few shows!

Below are 2 before and after shots side by side. The tear is honestly quite small and hard to find on the quilt; these photographs really exaggerate its size.

19 thoughts on “Repair

  1. Judy says:

    It looks great, Yvonne! I watched the comments on your initial post with great interest. I may or may not have dropped a rotary cutter on a quilt. . . They (umm, yeah, more than one) were not show quilts though and I ended up just satin stitching over them – not an option in your situation. Good luck on your submissions!!

  2. Serena@Sewgiving says:

    I would never have thought of that – good idea 🙂

  3. Thank you the tip, Yvonne!!!

  4. Monique Belmer says:

    glad it worked out so well for ya!

  5. Renee says:

    Glad you were able to find a good solution, hopefully it holds up for many years to come!

  6. Christine says:

    Great fix! What a relief, and I’m excited for you to enter that into the quilt show!

  7. Yay! It’s nice that tiny tear didn’t get in the way of you sharing and showing off your hard work on that quilt!

  8. Jasmine says:

    I am so glad it worked out for you. I am sure it will fade into your gorgeous quilt. Especially if it took you that long to find it and you knew what you were looking for.

  9. quiltingmod says:

    I would venture that there’s no way anyone is going to see that in person. I’m glad you aren’t letting it prevent you from entering shows.

  10. Glad you found a fix and no one will likely ever know 🙂

  11. Glad you found a solution that worked well. I think you’ll be good to go!

  12. Glad you found a solution… and that you had so much trouble even finding it to fix! That bodes well for those careful inspections at quilt shows!

  13. Congrats on a great fix! I had to search the after pics twice to find the tear and even then I’m not sure I did! 🙂 So excited for you to enter the shows!

  14. Terri Ann says:

    Thanks for following up on this! Cracks me up that it took you 5 minutes to find the tear. I have a couple tears in my very first quilt that is a every-day used quilt on my couch and I know there are three tears and they’re always right at the edge of my fingertips when I’m under the quilt but nowhere to be found when I have a needle and thread in hand!

  15. lalinsocal says:

    Always nice to have another trick in the arsenal, eh?

  16. Now that is genius! Great thinking and taking a major oops to where did that happen again! Good luck with submitting it to shows 🙂

  17. sally says:

    Great idea, still looking forward to seeing this one!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)