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March 4, 2011

Trouble

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I was doing some straight line quilting on my Mom's quilt and found a "spot" in the outer border. You can see in the photo(it is about in the center.) that it looks like a hole in the fabric but it was actually more like the color lifted off the fabric. Not really sure what happened but I am sure it wasn't there before. I put my money on the safety pin because as I took the pins out it looked like I would have another spot that would be a problem but it worked itself out when I rubbed the fabric with my finger. I have never had a problem with the pins before. I think I had better start getting some new ones. They are very nice to use rather than baste with needle and thread. How do you put your quilts together?

3 comments:

Rhoda said...

Might it just be a small flaw in the fabric? I pin or spray baste.

Lis said...

Oooh, that's annoying. I pin and I've noticed some of my pins are quite blunt so I bought new ones recently. I've never had this problem though.

Teri said...

I've seen those before. I think it may be a burr on the end of the pin that caused it. Well, I usually make little quilts, but I try different ways to baste.. water soluble thread, which rinses away when you wash the quilt, and recently I have tried spray baste (505 spray) which works pretty well. I hardly ever use safety pins..