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    My childhood quilt is two thread-bare, delicate pieces of cotton barely sewn together.

    I did some googling and there are apparently different techniques to save the blankie, all of which are over my head

    Does anyone have experience with fixing an old blanket?

    I was thinking double the material over, adding something in the middle (stuffing or something??) and the stitching the outside?

    My mom can sew but I brought it up once before and I don't think she wants to take on the task
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Fang View Post
    My childhood quilt is two thread-bare, delicate pieces of cotton barely sewn together.

    I did some googling and there are apparently different techniques to save the blankie, all of which are over my head

    Does anyone have experience with fixing an old blanket?

    I was thinking double the material over, adding something in the middle (stuffing or something??) and the stitching the outside?

    My mom can sew but I brought it up once before and I don't think she wants to take on the task
    I wish I still had my childhood blanket (its name was lovey)
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    Quote Originally Posted by momerath View Post
    I wish I still had my childhood blanket (its name was lovey)


    What happened to yours?

    Mine is falling apart and I know it's risky to snuggle it but I can't sleep without
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Fang View Post


    What happened to yours?

    Mine is falling apart and I know it's risky to snuggle it but I can't sleep without
    My step sister always made fun of me for having it so I was had it and through it in the trash. the next day I regretted it and I went to retrieve it but the trashmen already came

    I could never sleep without mine either! Its still hard sometimes
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    Quote Originally Posted by momerath View Post
    My step sister always made fun of me for having it so I was had it and through it in the trash. the next day I regretted it and I went to retrieve it but the trashmen already came

    I could never sleep without mine either! Its still hard sometimes
    OMG! That's awful!!

    How old were you when you threw it away?

    DH teases me all the time, but he has no room to talk! He has a huge, nasty, comforter that he sleeps with. He even took it on deployment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Fang View Post
    OMG! That's awful!!

    How old were you when you threw it away?

    DH teases me all the time, but he has no room to talk! He has a huge, nasty, comforter that he sleeps with. He even took it on deployment
    I was 11

    hahahaha xD I just laughed when I read that and Im at work
    Atleast you dont have to deal with it when its with him
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    I would either zigzag the 2 parts together or use something like a liquid stitch


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    This makes me want to have my mother send me my blanket she put it up for safe keeping... I'm took extra care for my blanket so luckily it's still nearly 100% intact minus a frayed patch or two My brother and sisters on the other hand looks like it was used in masking world war 3.

    be cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyKay View Post
    I would either zigzag the 2 parts together or use something like a liquid stitch
    I'll google that.

    Thanks! I know there is a way to do it, I just don't know where to start, thanks for the tips!
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    Honestly, if this is something of great value to you that you do not want destroyed forever . . . search for a quilt historian who can restore or preserve the quilt.

    It may be that the best bet is to cut a square of the best part and have it framed with archival techniques.
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