Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Dilemma

Okay, I was so excited to give my friend at work a quilt for her first grandson who will be born any time. I had washed and dried it and checked it thoroughly before I gave it to them.

Today, my friend brings it back to me and it has large holes in the seams. Could I have missed them when I checked it? Are my seams falling apart?

I did this as a quilt as you go with long seams that run horizontally across it that are both the piecing seams and the quilting. I had a couple of small places that came apart earlier, but was able to close them up by hand and cover them with appliques.

I used a larger than 1/4 inch seam allowance and was extremely careful when I sewed it together. I can't imagine why it is falling apart. The fabric is good quality that I got in a bundle at the Scarlet Thread Quilt Shop, so that shouldn't be it.

The only thing that I can imagine that could have caused this is that my sewing machine might not have been sewing a truly strong seam in the few hours before the timing went out. The seams looked okay, but maybe they are letting go now.

I will try to fix it, but I might just feel better if I just make her a new one on the other machine (the one I fixed).


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SandyQuilts said...

Maybe you could applique a shape over the spot.

Michelle said...

I hope everything works out, keep us posted.

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