Fixing a Quilt on the Longarm

Every once in a while, I come across a spot on a quilt that needs to be fixed while it is on the long arm. I thought I’d show you how I do that. I had quilted over half of this quilt when I noticed a whole.

You can see that the border slipped while sewing and a hole was created.

I unpicked the seam on both ends back to where the seam allowance was correct. Then I realigned everything and pinned it in place. I used the long arm to resew the seam.

It isn’t perfectly straight, but much better than it was.

And it looks good from the front.

On the back, you see a straight line of stitching, but it isn’t noticeable from a distance.

I’m glad I found this when I did. If I hadn’t, it is possible that my longarm foot could have gotten caught and torn the fabric.

I hope this helps if you ever end up in this situation. Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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1 Response to Fixing a Quilt on the Longarm

  1. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    Thanks for sharing. Great tip.

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