Have you stashed some quilt that can use some TLC? The piece was probably passed down from your grandmother or you found it during a garage sale. Well, the good news is that you don’t have to worry about making the necessary repairs on that damaged quilt.
According to Kris Driessen, you can restore or repair most damaged quilts with careful cleaning and with the use of some basic skills in sewing. Quilt restoration can help stabilize a quilt, extend its life, and make it more pleasing and attractive to the eyes.
In case you have no idea how to use a needle in the first place, though, it might be best to contact your local fabric shop or quilting guild. They might know someone willing to work on your old quilts.
However, if you wish to do things on your own, take note that restoring your old quilt is a rewarding albeit a painstaking job. There is no need to be afraid about giving it a try although you need to think about it first.
There are times when it is best that you just leave an old quilt alone. The successful restoration of quilt relies on ensuring that the repair will blend visibly to the quilt’s body and will not be easily detected. In case you quilt plays an important role in history or it is a precious heirloom of your family, you will be better off to have it professionally restored.
But, if it not the case, then repair the quilt yourself by all means. Darcy Quilts teaches you a few useful tips on repairing damaged quilt so you can enjoy using it all over again.
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.
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