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Friday, December 17, 2010

damaged quilt

2 years ago, I finished the top for a friend's quilt. The ladies at her church asked if they could quilt it, and it is lovely. However, some of them were not experienced, and in pulling the knots through the top, they actually broke some of the threads in the fabric. I only saw one hole, but I haven't laid it out to look carefully. The holes are very small, but with the broken threads, I'm afraid they will fray.
Does anyone have any idea what I can do?


  • At December 17, 2010 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Judy in Ohio said...

    The product that immediately came to mind is "Fray Check". It is rather like a very runny nail polish and it is used to prevent the raw edge of fabric from fraying. (I used to use it along the edges of counted cross stitch linen.) A very, very tiny drop of that should be almost invisible and it should "glue" the fibers in place. Do not apply too much or you will have a dull spot on the fabric. Experiment on a sample of fabric first to practice the tiny drop idea .. pierce the threads and see how the repair goes on your sample.

  • At December 17, 2010 at 1:14 PM , Blogger pirate said...

    Ditto what Judy said, but use Fray Block instead. It's a competitor's product, but I like it WHOLE lot better.

    Fray Block (by June Tailor) is much more of a flexible product when it's dry. According to Fray Block's instructions, to get rid of unwanted Fray Block, use rubbing alcohol on the spot.

  • At December 18, 2010 at 1:43 AM , Blogger Phyllis in Minnesota said...

    dI agree with Judy. I have used fray check on counted cross stitch, the ends of serged seams on home dec. items, clothing and craft items. Use it sparingly - in fact I would consider using the tip of a tooth pick to apply.

  • At December 24, 2010 at 12:38 PM , Blogger NancyH said...

    I agree with Judy and Phyllis - Fray Check should work fine. It's described as "liquid nylon". Be sure to let it dry thoroughly after you apply it - takes a few minutes. NancyH


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