Monday, April 2, 2012

Dang those needle holes

The owner of this piece had a composition smart change of heart on the location of some of the dark red embroidery and 'unstitched' some thread leaving needle holes evident in this macro pic..
You can soften or sometimes completely eliminate these holes by a spray of water and gentle fabric 'massage' in the visible hole area.
These are no longer visible lest you have your face right on the surface as in this macro.
TIP: It seems for me the most effective way to remove stitched thread and minimize needle hole evidence, is to from the back side, run my seam ripper through every 2 to 3 stitches, then use tweezers to pick up top thread from the front/right side of the quilt top.

1 comment:

Karen said...

LOOKING GOOD, I am assuming it is my flower.Will be anxious to see it in person. Will try and send you a picture after it is framed.