So, I wrote about this UFO before. The black fabric was sort of falling apart. It was very fragile. I got lots of good advice on what to do.
So, I got the blocks and pieces out and decided that I would make a couple more blocks and I would try to gently quilt it.
Well, I could not sew the blocks together. The black fabric was too fragile. SO, I started to throw away all the black. Right about the time I was getting ready to throw the blocks in the trash, I decided to see how fragile a whole block was.
Crazy thing….they are fine. Strong as can be.
So, what is the difference? I stored the pieces in Ziploc bags (actual Ziploc Brand). It seems that the Ziploc bag affected the black fabric. Anyone else ever heard of that? The Batik fabric I had in the Ziplocs was fine. Only seemed to affect the black fabric.
Please let me know your thoughts or if anything crazy like that has ever happened to you.
I have a lot of stuff stored in Ziploc bags. Now I am scared.
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As I go through the many many boxes of miscellaneous quilt boxes (like it’s Christmas for me). I am coming across projects that I started and never finished for whatever reason.
I could guess that this never got finished because, well, I got pregnant and my daughter was born. I am sure that is why I know that I started this quilt in 2003. I am not sure I remember why. The colored part is actually one piece of fabric with all the multi colored batiks. I sometimes can’t remember what I ate for lunch, but I remember that I bought this not in the quilting fabric area. It was actually in the clothing fabric area. Weird the things you remember. I most likely remember because I thought it was interesting and since it was not in the quilting fabric, it was way less expensive. I love a bargain. It is high quality fabric too.
Now to the odd issues. So, the black in this quilt is defiantly 100% cotton, but the fabric seams weak. I had a couple of seems that were previously torn out (like 13 years ago).. When i resewed these seams the fabric just fell apart. It happened on a couple of pieces. So, then I took a square to see how easy it would come apart if pulled at both sides. It was way to easy. With my rheumatoid arthritis, I would expect me not to be able to pull apart (not tear) a Piece of fabric by holding one edge in each hand and pulling. So, I have a concern that this quilt is just going to fall apart. Nearly all of the squares are done, so I feel compelled to complete it.
Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? it does not appear that any bugs or anything got to the fabric, so I am at a loss. I would appreciate any insight, because it sort of pretty and would be a shame to have to lose it. Thanks.
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