OOPS! I Snipped my Background!
First of all, DON'T PANIC!
And don't throw your "hurt" piece out.
Boo-boos happen to all of us!
One of the quilt pieces in my quilt show booth has a Boo-boo in it, and nobody can find it.
Take a deep breath, and read on to learn one way it can be repaired.
What you will need.
-paper backed iron on fusible material.
-scissors for cutting fused fabric
-Your "hurt" piece.
- Iron. Turn it on so its ready for you when you're ready for it at steps 6 and 10
1. Lay your fusible, paper side up, on the backside of your piece over the Boo-boo.
2. Draw a shape that covers the Boo-boo.
3. Cut out a square around the drawing. This will help you find that small piece of fusible.
4. Cut a small square of your background fabric.
5. Lay your fusible drawing, glue side down, on the right side of your square of background fabric.
6. Iron fusible onto right side of background fabric square.
7. Cut the shape out on the drawn lines. You are creating a fusible patch: a fabric band-aid for your Boo-boo.
8. Peel the paper off your fabric band-aid.
9. Position your band-aid, an iron on patch, over the hole on the backside of your piece.
10. Iron patch band-aid over your Boo-boo on the backside of piece.
Flip over your piece and see the results. It's as good as new. If you don't point it out to anyone, they will never know. It's your little secret.
Now have fun, and keep snipping, trimming and stitching to finish that beautiful piece.
By the way...I offer a free pattern to anyone that finds the Boo-boo in the piece that hangs in my booth. I've only ever given one pattern away for free. And they looked real hard to find. They wanted a free pattern.