Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bodger Benta

 In my last post I accused husband of being a bodger: Google defines a bodger as

But I prefer Urban Dictionary's definition:

My bodge doesn't involve hardware stores or junkyards, but is an unorthodox solution to a problem

Back in April I posted that I had nearly finished this tessellated quilt : 

And I really thought I had, but when I finished the binding and was checking for loose threads I found a seam that had totally missed.  Now I *could* have undone the hand sewing of the binding, undone the machine sewing of the binding, undone the border, fixed the problem and redone all the above.

But in the words (I think) of a TV comedian " we don't want to do that".  Using the embroidery machine for quilting Cut Sew Quilt seemed to work really well, so I decided to see if I could do something similar.

This was the test stitch

And this was the repair stitch

Not bad at all.  If you look for the problem it is still clearly there, but there is no danger of the seam unravelling further

You cant see it clearly, but I've done 14 of these spirals all round the outside - I rather like them!


  1. well done x I hate it when you find it right at the end!!.. I hate to un-do even more!!

  2. I rather like your spirals too! I have a quilt that adorns a bed and still has a pin inside it holding the wadding and the backing together :-)

  3. Just catching up and glad to see you've been keeping yourself busy!

  4. I dislike those blogger know-it-alls' who insist I make friends with my seam ripper.

    I like my Sewline pink chalk pencil better. And my friendly frixion pen.
    Well, actually, those little clover wonder clips are awesome.

  5. The seam made a good job of being hidden until you'd come to quilting it! Well done for fixing and only you know where it is, no one else will notice.

  6. how annoying but you have solved the problem very well and no one else would know


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