Eye of the Beholder

original applique patterns inspired by the world around us

OOPS! I Snipped my Background!

OOPS! I snipped my background fabric when trimming the top.

OOPS! I snipped my background fabric when trimming the top.

First of all, DON'T PANIC!

And don't throw your "hurt" piece out.

Boo-boos happen to all of us!

One of the quilt pieces in my quilt show booth has a Boo-boo in it.  

Take a deep breath, and read on to learn how It can be repaired.

paper backed iron on fusible webbing, pencil and hurt piece.

paper backed iron on fusible webbing, pencil and hurt piece.

What you will need.

-paper backed iron on fusible material.

-pencil

-scissors for cutting fused fabric

-Your "hurt" piece.

- Iron. Turn it on so its ready for you when you're ready for it at steps 6 and 10

1 and 2. Draw a shape that covers your Boo-boo on the paper side of your fusible.

1 and 2. Draw a shape that covers your Boo-boo on the paper side of your fusible.

 

1. Lay your fusible, paper side up, on the backside of your piece over the Boo-boo.

 

2. Draw a shape that covers the Boo-boo.

3. Cut a square around the drawing.

3. Cut a square around the drawing.

 

 

 

3. Cut out a square around the drawing. This will help you find that small piece of fusible.

 

4. Cut a square of your background fabric.

4. Cut a square of your background fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Cut a small square of your background fabric.

 

 

 

 

5. Fusible layered on right side of background .

5. Fusible layered on right side of background .

 

5. Lay your fusible drawing, glue side down, on the right side of your square of background fabric.

 

 

 

 

6. Iron fusible onto right side of background fabric.

6. Iron fusible onto right side of background fabric.

6. Iron fusible onto right side of background fabric square.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Cutting shape out

7. Cutting shape out

7. Cut the shape out on the drawn lines. You are creating a fusible patch: a fabric band-aid for your Boo-boo.

 

 

 

 

8. peel paper off your fabric band-aid.

8. peel paper off your fabric band-aid.

8. Peel the paper off your fabric band-aid.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Position band-aid over the Boo-boo on the backside of your piece.

9. Position band-aid over the Boo-boo on the backside of your piece.

9. Position your band-aid, an iron on patch, over the hole on the backside of your piece.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Iron on patch.

10. Iron on patch.

10. Iron patch band-aid over your Boo-boo on the backside of piece.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 All fixed!

 All fixed!

All Better!

 Flip over your piece and see the results. It's as good as new. If you don't point it out to anyone, they will never know.  It's your little secret.

Now have fun, and keep snipping, trimming and stitching to finish that beautiful piece. 

By the way...I offer a free pattern to anyone that finds the Boo-boo in the piece that hangs in my booth.  I've only ever given one pattern away for free.  And they looked real hard to find.  They wanted a free pattern.

Happy Quilting!