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  1. #1
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    Apr 2017
    Louisville, KY

    Membrane 10 Needle Holes and Down

    So I have been working on my first top quilt using membrane 15 & 10 fabrics from RSBTR, with down from Allied Linens waiting in the wings to fill. It has been going well and I am enjoying the DIY challenge. I am at the point in the quilt making where the baffles are sewn onto the outer shell layer and I am sewing them to the inner shell to complete each baffle. Although I had been being mindful of keeping the fabric rolled up under the machine arm securely out of the way, I accidentally let some slip under the presser foot and had to rip out about 6 inches of seam across the inner layer of the quilt fabric. It is on a chamber section where there won't otherwise be any stitches.
    Mem10 removed stitch holes.jpg

    It was a definite bummer and I want to be sure I don't overdo it on trying to get the holes sealed up to prevent down leakage. I am wondering if a few minutes in the dryer on low will close them up without risk of damaging the quilt. Otherwise I could cut small strips of tenacious tape and seal them inside before filling with down. Obviously my preference would be to avoid a patch repair like that before the quilt is even finished.

    Here are a couple of pics of the quilt baffle layouts in process before I started joining the inner and outer layer.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Sep 2010
    Knoxville, TN
    Clark North American
    MYOG Cuben
    Normally, you can take the needle holes between your fingers and rub it together with some firmness and it will seal those up.

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