Tutorial: REPAIRING A QUILT
Wedding Ring Quilt
This is an old wedding ring quilt that is in need of repair!
Many areas are fraying and thread bare.
As you can see above, some peices were gone.
And below is the finished product!
So, how is it done?
I started by gently taking out the piece, one stitch at a time.
An old quilt top never quilted,
an excellent source of fabric!
Next, I cut a piece of feedsack fabric from an old quilt top I purchased from ebay.
Start by cutting a raw shape, not exact by any means. Here I am slipping the fabric under where you can and begin pinning with applique pins.
Another example of fraying
Sharp pointed scissors is the key to picking apart the pieces!
After removing the worn piece
new piece pinned into place -
place under edges of folded pieces
and fold on top where you can't get it under.
After stitching and after the repair is finished,
this is what it should look like.
Here you can see how the piece was simply
appiqued on the edges.
The back does show some extra sewing, but I decided that is the price you pay for having to repair. If it was a light colored backing, it would be less visible but of course this one is brown and the repair is more obvious. Oh well, this quilt will be able to used for many more years. Feel free to contact me if you have questions. Here's to a life time of wonderful quilts!