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Help! Look What I Did

Just know that I've been steadily working on my Dino's quilt and I need to rip out a ton of the bottom border...and now this. I cut one of the spikes on the backs of one of the dinosaur by accident. How do you think I should repair it?  It's right at the seam, think I could just hand stitch it closed? If I removed it and put in a new one, I'd have to hand stitch a blanket stitch to put it back in. Ugh.

It's already sewn and the background block has been quilted. I'd have to make another orange spike, remove the cut one and hand sew it back in. Not something I'm excited about. 

I also accidentally used my black permanent Sharpie and got a couple of marks on another dinosaur. Ugh, times two. So need to get this one DONE. 


  1. How upsetting this must have been. As someone who has been sewing pretty much all my life, I can very much sympathize with your little mishap. Since it is such a small cut, I would go into the opening with the finest crochet hook you might have. You know, the kind for lacework, etc. I would snag the inside seam and pull it through and tear out an inch or so of the seam from each side of the mistake. You can then hand-stitch another seam, just a little wider than the original seam was in that spot, with just a tiny bit left open. It will be pretty painstaking, but probably worth it in the long run. You can then poke the finished seam back through the little opening(maybe using the other end of your crochet hook as a pusher and hand-stich the little opening left. It will be a tiny bit shorter in the spot, but everybody, even dinos have their differences!

  2. Lynn, thank you for your suggestion. I knew that I wouldn't be happy unless I replaced it. So, I made another one and stuck it in there and am trying to outline it, but it's pretty thick so I may have to do that on my Viking. I will just have to do a hand-blanket stitch over the body part since it's already quilted and I wouldn't want it to show on the back. What a nightmare! They were my dull paper scissors and still cut the fabric! Again, thanks for your help.


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