Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Puppy Chew Toy Recovery

Hello, hello!! Its Wendy from Why Knot? again and I am so fortunate as to have been asked back to Stash Manicure again .... thank you Madame Samm and thank you to all the readers who didn't boo me off the stage therein providing me the opportunity for a repeat performance!!  {{deep bows of appreciation!!}}

Imagine .... this shoe is a valued quilt:



What would you do????

Some of you may recall that a month ago, I was here sharing about a quilt that was chewed on by a mouse. ... bad mouse!!  In that post I talked about a quilt that was brought to me that was accidently left out for the puppy think it was his chew toy.  It looked like this:

Front .... can you say "bad puppy" ???

Back ... are you cringing yet???

How can you not? Especially once you find out this was a Christmas present from one sister to another.
I do not know the fate of the puppy ... though with the charity of Christmas, I'm sure it was only scolded
(yeah, right! .... lol)

Well .... with a little careful nipping (pun intended) of the seam ripper
I carefully removed the quilted stitches in the affected areas...
and strategically removed the pieced blocks that had to be replaced,
revealing the damage to the batting
I cut out a rectangle of batting to replace this damaged batting.

And, since the backing is patterned, I cut out the damaged fabric
along some of the shapes so as to make the repair on the back more ...
Granted ... it's not seamless and invisible as this is a repair, but,
but cutting along the pattern of the backing, I felt I was better able to "hide" my replacement piece.

What do you think?
Also, since this material is Minkee, I made sure the nap was going in the same direction.
I then, from the topside onto the repair patch, zig-zag stitched around the edge of the quilt onto the patch ... here's what the wrong side looks like:
I trimmed the rectangle patch piece down with pinking shears to reduce the interior bulk before replacing the damaged batting:
I carefully zig-zagged these edges together ... well, take a look:
And the batting repair patch turned out like this:

Whew .... break time???

:) Coffee and Chocolate!

Okay, back to business ... on to repairing the top of the quilt:
These are the damaged pieces which I need to replace.
I kept them handy to make sure I do not mistake replacing them ...
pictures come in handy here also.
As these pieces have been quilted and washed, measurements were a bit tricky:
However, being an experienced quilter ... or just a lucky one ... persevered and measured as close as possible.  These are the replacement pieces I came up with, using the scraps that were given to me ... major point here ... when making quilts ... don't always through out your scraps they just might save your puppy!!
I pieced the block and then carefully stitched the block into place,
first stitching the sides, and then the top:

I replaced both borders, by mitering in the strips into place ...
and
Whaaa-Laaaa!

To be completed now, quilt and replace binding ... however, please note, again ...
due to quilt having been quilted and washed previously, the repair does not
quite match up with the backing ...
So I had to bravely trim up the quilt so I could replace the binding.
Gutsy, I know, but heck, I've come this far ... got to carry on ....

Yay! Quilt Repair Finished!!



Yes, this repair took me 8 1/2 hours, however, to the sister who never told her other sister the damage happened to her precious quilt in the first place, it is totally worth the repair.

You can bet your puppy's behind .... it was totally worth it!

What do you think?

Do I rock ... or do irock????
And speaking of I-Rock....
How about this 
GIVEAWAY!

 Like to win... please answer...


If your dog or cat * must be a big CAT....would eat
or chew your quilt, what would you do?

Now leave me a comment, go to my blog and be follower,
and you will win this I- Rock...
from Stash Manicure's Sponsor. 
I-rock Imaginisce company great sponsor
Thank you! everyone...

Draw will be tomorrow! 
posted on both blogs

Congrats Nancy ...
she has already been contacted
and her package is on its way to Texas
in the morning...
To all those who participated
YOU rock!  

118 comments:

  1. I don't have a dog or a cat, but I can tell you what I did after my daughter's dog chewed a eight inch hole in the center of a an appliqued quilt I made for her. She's a married adult. And I did nothing. She uses it on the bed in her guest bedroom and I thought if I left it, she would remember and take better care of the the other quilts I've made her!

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  2. You are a magician! Truly amazing - and minky no less. Beautifully done my lady. My kitty has her own quilt, pouts when I wash it, and heaven forbid it is not 'in it's place' for nap time. She doesn't touch anything and never chews her own quilt - so lucky!!

    Thank you for sharing your 'magic wand' with us today on Stash.

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  3. Oh now that I've read your blogpost the answer is easy .... I would simply pop it in the mail to you cos you did a FABULOUS job on that one.
    Yep ... you rock :o).
    Hugs,
    Joy ;o)

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  4. Gosh..., yes you're right, you rock and you made an incredible job there, congrats!!!!!. If my doggy would do that, I'll gentle enough to show her the exit of my house, lol, just kidding, she behaves and she's a good doggy, if not I'll send to you the damaged quilt!

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  5. Such awesome work!! So far my dog knows better, but if she goofed I'd have to call you for sure....after I mopped up all my tears.

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  6. Yes you totally rock and did an awesome patch up job. What would I do if my pussy cats wrecked one of my quilts? Well I am owned by 2 delectable pussy cats who own our home and rule it with very silky paws - Butter wouldn't melt in their mouths so I would probably blame the dog and both Jack & Dreamer would agree with me. Sorry Toby (puppy dog) but your brothers never lie. It is always you that scratches the furniture too - Or so they tell me - LOL

    Hugs - Fee XX

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  7. You definitely rock! That was an awesome quilt repair you did! My dog likes to lay on my quilts and projects in progress. He doesn't try to eat them. He's just looking for a good place to take a nap. LOL!

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  8. I have in my possession right now ... A quilt I made for a friend whose dog chewed a similar
    hole in it. And it has been sitting here waiting for this post!!!!

    You definitely ROCK. The quilt AND THE DOG might just make it now!

    Glen

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  9. I would definately try to repair it. I try to keep scraps just in case.Fan4may at aol dot com

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  10. Thank you thank you thank you! The doberman has lived, and now the quilt has a chance too!

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  11. Wow great repair job. Most of my quilts get used pretty hard so if my dog chewed one up it would give me an excuse to make a brand new one. (As if I really need an excuse.) ;)

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  12. after seeing the miracle you worked on that quilt, anything my cat damaged would wing its way to you! amazing job!

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  13. Yes, you do rock! Beautiful job! We had a dog that chewed a quilt I really treasured, and I had been displaying on a chair in our living room. I just left it and folded it so it wouldn't show. I figure now it's been loved by the dog, too. :)

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  14. Fantastic job with the repair.... well done...
    Hugz

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  15. Excellent repair job! Quilts made and shared with love are so worth saving! You saved a quilt, pup, and a sisters' relationship! You do ROCK! and I wish I were sharing the coffee and chocolate with you! Yuuuummmmmm! LOL

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  16. Rock on, Mama! You are so thoughtful to document this magical repair in pictures so the rest of us can learn too. I had a mouse make a nest in my favorite stuffed doll a few years back. I removed the old stuffing and the outer fabric is sitting in my mending box waiting to be reborn. It will be, someday...

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  17. Wendy you definitely Rock with a capital R. What a fantastic repair, unbelievable! What would I do? I love my quilts, but I love my beasts(said lovingly) more. My beagle puppy (Bagel) once ate the sheep from the Christmas Naitivity.

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  18. I don't know why my post was published, I wasn't finished? The Naitivity was handed down to me from my Grandmother. She had just died a few months before. I just cried, after a few months I delt with it a moved on. Today I can laugh about it. Now I'm done! ;>

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  19. As I have neither puppy nor kitten and will not in the future. My husband is not an animal person. He doesnt hate them, just doesnt want to deal with taking care of anyone but me. I agree with Arlette.

    I would send it to you as you did an amazing job fixing it. I loved the tutorial. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Cant get the comment box to let me sign on to google? So my email address is jparker@fsu.edu My name is Janice and my blog is at quiltingcamper.blogspot.com

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  20. You certainly do rock! What an amazing repair job.

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  21. I don't own a pet, but if I did and this happened to me, I'm sure I would cry a lot and then be MAD at the pet for a very long time! Great job on the repair and thanks for the give-away.

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  22. The rule at our house is Do Not Leave Precious or Valued Stuffs Where a Living Thing of Limited Understanding Might Do Damage. Rule broken, stuff damaged, blame only yourself, clean up as needed or patch up as desired.
    That said - you do a superb job of patching precious stuffs!

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  23. What would I do? Cry! But then I think I would have to contact you to see whether it could be done like this - and maybe now be brave enough to try!

    Thanks

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  24. Do you mean after I had cried and screamed and stamped around. I hate to say this but..... you never ever ever leave anything you love and value that a puppy or a kitten can get to, and, if you do, you have to take some of the blame, puppies see everything as a play toy. My hubby once left a brand new pair of shoes on the kitchen floor after we came in late, red setter puppy in kitchen, need I say more, they were chewed right down to the sole in the morning, can't blame the dog she thought they were left for her to play with. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. You did a great job and the tutorial was very clear to me.
    Greetz Roos

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  26. I don't have a dog, but my dh is trailing his planes all the way with him.... Where ever he sits down, some day or another the planes will show up 8^o. Happy to be married to a carpenter, this is the price I'll pay. Remember, a good quilt should have a mended piece in it, like kids' jeans.
    Love from Amsterdam, still hot btw.
    Irene

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  27. well.. since i live in Australia and the postage both ways would be crippling (not to mention your well deserved fee) I have bookmarked this post in my "tutorial folder" and would attempt to replicate your wizardry

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  28. Firstly the dog doesn;t know he shouldn't chew certain things. I would give the owner a bad eye look.

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  29. Anonymous said...I love your blog and am a follower! I am not sure what I would do if a dog ate my quilt. I likely would try and fix it like you did (awesome job btw!!! Last week, a dog did pee (big dog, big pee) on a quilt that took 8 months to make. She got the silent treatment for a while.
    stupid blogger. says I am anon. my name is Natasha and my email is don (dot) natasha (at) gmail (dot) com

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  30. I am a follower and I don't think there is much you can do. Maybe I would consider some sort of training for the dog. Obedience school sounds quite necessary but my kids need that! LOL Of course one of the other commentors said they would give out the silent treatment...that sounds like a good idea.

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  31. Wendy, you absolutely ROCK!!!! You did a fantastic job repairing that quilt! I have 2 puppies (9 months old). I keep them FAR, FAR away from anything that can't be considered a chew toy. If they got hold of one of my quilts, I would cry!

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  32. You did a great job repairing that piece!

    My wife has a dog, my oldest son has two cats, my youngest son has a dog and a cat, and my oldest daughter has a cat. (Notice I don't have any pets!)

    The dogs know what they are allowed to chew on and play with and if they ever chewed up a quilt, there would be some reprimanding, a stern look, a swat to the hindquarter, a nice long time out in the back yard.

    And then I'd repair said quilt as best as I could, which would not be near as well as you did.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Paul
    www.OutnumberedQuilter.com

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  33. What a great quilt repair! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. I am already a follower of yours and this tutorial is just awesome....you saved a quilt. Well....my husband thoughtlessly used one of my quilts for his great dane...needless to say, there was nothing left of the quilt to repair...Hummmmmm bad husband....bad doggie....two against one....not fair!

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  35. My dog really has chewed up one of my favorite quilts, and now, thanks to you, I know EXACTLY what to do!
    Oh, and I'm already a follower!
    Yay!

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  36. The first thing I would do is cry, then I'd show my husband what "HIS DOG" did, because I would at this point disown her. Then I would box it up and pop it into the mail to you for repairing! Of course, I'd pay you!! Just kidding, I'd tackle this repair myself, but it would take me probably six months or so. Thanks for sharing and thank you for the giveaway.

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  37. Good Morning Wendy...I sew agree with many comments here...you rock, you are magical, you are sew inspiring...I wouldn't even know where to start...I probably would make a brand new quilt cause it would me less time than trying to figure this out...lol. No more dogs here, but we do have cats who absolutely love my quilts..but they just sit on them...not even a lick lol...and yes YOU ROCK!

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  38. If my dog ate a quilt, I'd now know exactly what to do! Great patch work.

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  39. If Bentley my black lab did that, I'd send the quilt to you, because I don't know who could have done a better job. what a miracle worker you are.
    Patti

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  40. You absolutely do rock! Wonderful repair and great tutorial - I believe other commenters are right - you must have a magic wand, as well as the awesome skills you show above!
    Jacque in SC
    quiltnsrep(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. Wow! The patience you had to repair your quilt, it's to die for! Great job!

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  42. What a wonderful post. You do such a great job that if my dog did that I'd do what everyone else is doing. Sending it to you! It's either that or set it in the pile of other mending that never gets done.LOL Thanks for the giveaway.

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  43. What a great repair job! I would have attempted it, too, but probably couldn't have done as good a job!

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  44. I don't have any pets but I did have 4 children living with me for a long time. I would definitely try to fix the quilt but not sure I would be lucky enough to have the matching fabrics available to me. Thanks for the great tutorial and for the giveaway.

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  45. We have both dogs and cats. The dogs don't chew anymore, but the cats have a BAD habit of peeing on things, quilts included. We just put the items in the wash.

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  46. Darn google. I would attempt repairing the quilt...or ship to you:) Thank you for the education:) Dee/jessibir@hickorytech.net

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  47. Amazing repair! A sister's love! We don't have a dog any longer - but she would have been sent to her bed and NO TV!!

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  48. Probably use the damaged quilt for a picnic quilt and go buy new fabric to make a new one.

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  49. Back when my goldens were with us, I came home one day to a ripping party they had while I was gone. One of the first large quilts I had made. My Mom fixed it for me and then they did it to the same quilt two more times. I was bound and determined that I would win this one, silly me. Now that our goldens have passed, each time I look at that quilt with it's patches (that are hard to find) I miss those doggies!

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  50. Well, first if my puppy chewed my quilt.. I would spend some time crying.. once I recovered, I would HAVE to give repair a try. I've spent far too much time working on this to give up on it. The fact that it is quilted will help to hide the stitching of the repair on the back, just hope you have some more of the fabric for the front. You did a wonderful job on this repair!

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  51. I would beg, bribe, possibly cry until I talked you into repairing my quilt. You did an excellent job with yours. Happy quilting!

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  52. We already thought you rocked before, but we think you are a Goddess now! Would I be mad at one of my precious schnauzers for eating a quilt? Probably not, but after dissolving in a wad of snot and tears (isn't that a pretty picture now?) I would package it up to you with a note that started: "Wendy, dear, bestest of all bestest friends . . . " LOL

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  53. What an amazing repair job! Holy cow!!! I am amazed! You do rock!!! If my doggie or kitty chewed one of my quilts, first I would say "Bad Doggie" or "Bad Kittie"!!! Then I would cry, and cry. Then I would try to figure out how to fix it. :)

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  54. You are the "go to girl" for repair, so if my dog had been the culprit, I would just send my quilt to you for repair. Beautiful job. Judy C in NC

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  55. Wonderful giveaway and great opportunity to win. I have and will be a devoted follower from Judy C in NC

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  56. You did an AMAZING repair job! I think I would have just handed the quilt over to the pup. Great post!

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  57. Wendy...You are A.May.Zing! Jaw dropping amazing.

    As for what I would do if one of my pups did this to a quilt? Send it to you, of course. I would send along lots of chocolate and coffee, too. Scratch that. I would BRING chocolate and coffee so I could hang out with you while you do your work. There, that's more like it! =D

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  58. My gosh what an amazing fix! You TOTALLY rock!! I actually have a cat that eats plastic, so I have to be very careful not to store fabric in any plastic sacks or it ends up with cat teeth marks all over it. I've had that happen. Sometimes it's salvageable, sometimes it just isn't! Darn pets... :)

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  59. Oh my goodness! You really are a magician! My dog chewed up my baby's quilt and all I could do was cry. If fact, I cried about it so much that my mother in law just made her a new one! :) Sweet lady!

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  60. Wendy I can't believe how great the quilt looks - you are totally amazing. But then I knew that already. :) I don't have a pet but in the past have had and just like children they make mistakes. Just like adults we forgive. We might cry a bit first though, that's allowed. :) blessings, marlene

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  61. Gee that on is easy now. I would get ahold of you and enjoy my coffee and chocolate while you did a marvelous job for me too!! :-) Thanks for the post. I've never tackled it before, but you have given me the confidence, if I can't get ahold of you in a time of need!

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  62. You can barely tell this has been repaired! I bet you and the client were very happy that there were scraps of the fabric available!

    As for my puppy… well, he’s already gotten a permanent ink stain all over the back of the quilt I made my mother for Mother’s Day this year. Luckily she didn’t mind too much. But if she damaged one of my products like this, he’d be spending a lot of time in his kennel and my S.O. would be getting his butt in gear to find us a new place to live that has a separate room for my sewing where the puppy is never allowed!

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  63. Get rid of the dog :) What a beautiful repair you did!

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  64. Not sure the dog would survive, but considering the fact that we have a no pet's allowed house it is more likely that my 19 month old would be the culprit and I would just have to take the hit and figure out how to repair it by following your blog!

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  65. I follow both blogs. I am so glad ou showed how to repair the quilt. I have one falling apart on my bed I guess I should fix, but I HATE the "fake quilt" thing!! Oh well.

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  66. I am a follower of both blogs...I would be upset, understandably, but then I would try to fix the quilt myself or find someone like you to repair it...you did a wonderful repair on that quilt....thanks for the giveaway...

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  67. If my dog chewed up a quilt I would:
    1) Yell at said dog.
    2) Cry hysterically out of frustration
    3) Talk to my favorite quilter friend Lisa and see if she could do some magical repairwork. =)

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  68. I would start crying.. immediately. Then, attempt to reconstruct however, no where nearly as well as you did! It looks fabulous. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jmistok(at)gmail(dot)com

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  69. I have two furry cat kids that have never chewed on any of my quilts or wall hangings but just let them be laying anywhere unattended and they will claim them. They are also very unhappy when you try to move them.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  70. I forgot to mention that I am a follower of both blogs. Thanks.

    lsandes@comcast.net

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  71. Wow!! I would have tossed it. I'm TOTALLY impressed! I don't know what I would do if that happened to me since we don't have a dog. But I would probably just toss it in the scrap bin and sell the dog to the lowest bidder. :)

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  72. And I'm a follower of your blog. :)

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  73. Amazing those repairs! I have 2 cats and a dog. Fortunately none of them chewers although the occasional accident happens on a quilt but then it can be washed. Anyhow i made clear instructions about how to use a quilt for them. The point being that who manages to destroy a quilt by chewing on it or any other way gets turned into a hat, scarf or gloves. (they're not big enough to turn into quilts).

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  74. That repair is amazing! Luckily for me my dog adores quilts. He even has his own quilt and must be covered with it when he goes to bed each nite.

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  75. Already happened, was so mad could of spit, but just looked at the culprit & he slinked away. The offended quilt is folded & put away at the moment, but with your tutorial as a guide may soon pull it out & try to save it.
    Beautiful job.
    hadacres at comcast.net

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  76. Had that happen many years ago and quilt had to go so bad. My fault I left it out where he could get it. You did a beautiful job repaining

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  77. i have a pink quilt thrown away at a quilt guild meeting that this has been done to, I would never have thought it possible to repair this like you did. YOU DO ROCK. Now I hope I can find where I hid it to repair it thanks to you

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  78. What would I do if my (very small) cats would ruin one of my quilts? I would get very very angry, wash it and put the quilt in a closet and perhaps try to repair it after a few weeks. Thanks for sharing!

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  79. Your repair is amazing! If my dog did this to one of my quilts, I would repair it now that I know how. Of course, said dog would not be trusted around my quilts for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  80. If a quilt I made became a chew toy (by the recipient's pet large or small) and I had already gifted it....would do nothing as is the owner's responsibility. If it were my pet (which won't ever happen because of allergies) and I had not gifted it.... might make a new one and would fess up.... I probably wouldn't repair the quilt though.

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  81. Yes, YOU ROCK!! What a fabulous job you did, I wouldn't have ever worked that hard to do that. If my (imaginary) dog, or cat (who thinks she's a lioness) did damage like that to a quilt, I'd start working on my applique skills, and add a whole new design piece to it :-D Oh, I hope that never happens!!

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  82. I have done this exact same type of repair several times! You did it better than I did, but I am sure having read this my technique will improve next time!

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  83. You did an excellent job repairing that quilt. If my puppy did that, I would cry! Then I would do my best to repair it.

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  84. I do not have pets but I'm sure I would scream very loud first, then cry desperately and finally I would send it to you with a big Spanish Serrano ham (or something else if you are vegetarian)
    Thank you so much for a great tutorial, but I hope I'd never need to use it ; )
    (I'm a happy follower of your blog)

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  85. What a great repair job. If my dog ate my quilt, at first I would cry and then I guess I would start taking it apart like you did and try to repair it as best as I could.

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  86. I am so impressed with your work! If my cat did that to a quilt I would cry, threaten to do the same to her favourite toy, and then go to your blog and get repair tips LOL!

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  87. Years and Years ago when I got my very first bedspread as a grown up. Bought it from JC Pennys. Very proud. was gonna make my bedroom look like an adult bedroom instead of a dorm room. The next day I came home from work and my rotweiller puppy had chewed several big wholes it in. Years later, when my parents passed away, I let my brother and sister take possession of Gramma's heirloom quilts. Did not want anymore repeats!! My doggies are much better behaved these days. (Crossing fingers here.)

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  88. You really do have patience. Not so sure I could have done a repair like that. You did a wonderful job - very impressive.

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  89. Wow that was a lot of work!!! I agree with you that it was worth every minute of it. You did an excellent job and I'm so glad you took photos along to the way. I've a visual learner and the pictures really helped. Thanks so much.

    I know I used to Rock...perhaps I could Rock again someday...especially if I had an I-Rock tool with embellishments...LOL

    Giggles,
    Kelly

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  90. Oh dear, oh my! "bad dog!" just took on a whole new meaning!

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  91. Oh Wendy, you do rock. That is amazing! What a wonderful job! I now know who to call if my dog is a "bad" puppy!

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  92. Repair very well done. I have a cat that will sharpen her claws on my quilts if she gets a chance. So now I keep them put away - I don't giver her a chance!

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  93. My (spoilt rotten, indoor, jealous of quilts) cat chooses to attack my quilts in a more liquid manner. He squatted on a rag quilt and on the backing I was pressing for another quilt....all within five minutes. Luckily for him he is much loved and I keep a bottle of Pet Goe Clean handy for washing....in case of little äccidents". The backing went to a charity bin after a good wash and the quilt was liberally sprinkled with lemon juice to make sure his bad habit was broken!

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  94. Well, I can say "been there done that!!". My puppy did the exact same thing. I repaired it just like you did actually but I think yours looks better than mine!

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  95. If this happened to one of my quilts, I'd do the repair, similarly the way you did yours.

    For several years I did lots of repairs on leather coats and clothing. Many times motorcyclists were involved in a terrible accident and I would repair the jackets that were cut off the victim in the emergency room.

    So nice you could fix up this quilt for your friend and her sister was none the wiser. I'm sure she appreciates your willingness and experience immeasurably.

    You're a good woman.

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  96. Beautiful repair job Wendy! I am bookmarking this post. You've written a wonderful step-by-step tutorial of your repair process and I might need it someday. thank you!

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  97. Cry, and Cry some more if my cat ate my quilt!
    Brenda C.
    Texas

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  98. I don't own a dog nor cat, but if my dog did something like that I would be on the verge of tears. The dog would have to be out of my sight so that I wouldn't hurt it, take a deep breath and then pull up your blog which I have saved and take a go at trying to repair the quilt. You have done a beautiful job in both repairing the quilt and making the tutorial! Awesome... I would have thought the quilt was beyond repair!

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  99. We have a little chihuahua named Boomer and he probably would go potty on it before he'd tear it up. But, knowing me I'd probably yell at the lil one and scare him to death and once the rage passed, I'd throw it on a pile of things that need fixing (pants needing hems fixed, shirts that need hole mended or buttons sewn back on, etc). I don't have a lot of patience or time (working & commute about 12 hrs ea wk day), so I'd have to wait until I had a good game plan to fix it. You did a great job. Fixing it and documenting the rescue! Thanks for sharing!

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  100. Obviously you have Miracle Hands!! Beautifully done - I am in awe. We don't have any pets (allergies), but I have 3 children (4 including the husband LOL) who are not the most careful with scissors etc. If, heaven forbid, any "air conditioning" happened to one of my quilts, I would have your instructions by my sewing machine and I would follow to the letter. If that failed, I would be on the phone to you ASAP!! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  101. Well, my cat wouldn't think of chewing just any old quilt, but the my grandmother's 30's Double Wedding Ring quilt where the brown fabrics are fraying. After I find a new place to drape the quilt that she can't reach, I'd hit the thrift stores to hunt up some well washed man's brown shirt that I can piece into the rings. Darn Cat!!

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  102. My dogs are outside, so they wouldn't get a chance to get near my quilts. :) My cat would just want to cuddle with it. But, if something did happen, I would cry first and then try to fix it. Now that I've read how you were able to do this, I would be able to follow your lead. Thanks for the giveaway and you did a great job on that quilt.

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  103. My cat is a chewer and if she did it I guess she would then own it!

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  104. Your name goes in the rolodex (showing my age a bit) of where I would send any damaged quilt! I am not this patient, as I would just assume make a whole nother one than try to patiently rip out and repair!

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  105. Wow! Awesome repair! It doesn't even look repaired. You are a marvel, my dear! I bet you get enough business now to keep you busy for months!

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  106. Great job on repairing the quilt...you DO rock!
    My brother in law managed to put a hole in a quilt I'd made for my sister...and I sepnt about 6-7 hours on THAT repair, so I know what a pain in the rear it is...
    If my dog did it, I'm not sure what I'd do, but I had to "grin and bear it" when it came to the BIL!!

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  107. Oh do I need you to come and visit me. Sophie our doberman puppy loves to chew holes in my quilts and bedspreads. But she is so darn sweet I can't seem to get to angry with her. The other day she chewed a hole in the middle of a quilt. When I picked it up to survey the damage, I told her, "Sophie this is a lovely poncho you have created!" My kids don't craft with me, but I have a dog that does!
    Deb

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  108. Amazing Miss Wendy! What a great tut!

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  109. I restore antique quilts, and Wendy, you did a good job...this looks wonderful. You should be very proud!!

    Kathy

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  110. PLEASE,please!!?? HELP me...I have a much simpler quilt to fix,but a very similar problem. This quilt is precious to me & my husband lazily left the dog unattended,out of his kennel this morning & it happened. I have spent half the day crying & furious. Now I'm looking for someone to repair this! I am nearly blind after 24 major eye surgeries from severe Graves' disease TED & cannot fix this myself! Please contact me & Fix it for me!?? 1-901-359-5252 or efmsdaisy@gmail.com. Eternally grateful,please help me!! Msdaisy

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