Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Tuesday Tips - Fixing an Oops on Fabric


Have you ever had an oops where you may have cut, or torn a hole in your fabric at an undesirable place?  Well this summer, I was trimming an Hawaiian applique' quilt and cut my fabric at an inappropriate angle.    Ooops!  As this project relies on a needle turn applique' technique my cut was severe enough to show up if I ignored it when I did the needle turn sewing.  Ooops, ooops, what to do?

Bo-Nash Fuse It Powder comes to the rescue (my favorite solution for this sort of oops as well as patching holes, etc).  I simply snipped a small piece of the fabric from a scrap and sprinkled a wee bit of Bo-Nash Fuse It Powder on top.  It really doesn't take much of this magic powder.

Sorry for this lousy photo, but I hope you can visualize how I slide the fabric patch with the powder underneath my applique' where I wanted to patch my oops.  I then used my iron (after placing protective paper and/or silicone mats) on my fabric.  A quick hot press held my patch in place and I was able to use my small scissors to trim off the excess fabric, to create the desired shape of my applique.

The area which I patched was easy to needle turn applique, as the magic Bo-Nash powder is so lightweight it doesn't create a heavy hand to the fabric area that is patched.  Honestly, I didn't really even notice it as I was stitching down four layers of applique' in the patched area vs the normal 2 layers.  And, there was absolutely no visual sign of the Ooops!

So, my little Tuesday Tip for you is to keep a container of Bo-Nash Fuse It Powder in your sewing room.  While I hope you never have an oops on fabric, this magic powder is amazing and will help repair your oops and more!  And, when you quilt over an oops area your needle does not gum up.   This is really magical powder!  Still, I recommend keeping it out of reach of kids and pets. 

In closing, I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving with plenty of time to enjoy, as well as time to create!  There are so many reasons I am thankful for my life and you are truly one of them.  Thank you for all the smiles, encouragement and joy you have shared with me.


Rebecca Grace said...

What is this magical Bo-Nash powder?! Yours is the second mention of this product that I’ve come across in the past few days, but I’d never heard of it before last week. Some long arm quilters in a professional association I belong to keep it on hand in case of an accidental snip or tear happens to a quilt during quilting (which would be a nightmare under any circumstances). I need to find out if my LQS carries this stuff. Thanks, Darlene, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Great fix to a problem that can happen when trimming applique! Did Sally whisper that fix into your ear or was that product already in your tool box? I have some and have used it for tears in clothing. It doesn't take much does it? Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I hope you have a nice day.

Raewyn said...

I'm not sure that the powder is available her in NZ but if I do come across it I will be sure to grab some! Good save on the cut. I hope you and your loved ones have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Barb said...

I have never heard of that....so awesome. I have to tell ya, I love that Hawaiian design....you do some awfully fun things.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

I'm glad to hear that worked for you. It was recommended to me for use on jeans and it doesn't work good on that thick material!?! I'll keep it in mind for potential quilt problems now.