There’s a process to consider that does a nice job quickly and easily. You don’t need to take the quilt apart to patch the tear. Just find fabric that matches and follow the steps outlined in the video below.
While we have not tried this product, we’ve seen several good reviews. However, we recommend testing it before working on the quilt (be extra wary with a treasured vintage quilt).
Layer up a small piece of similar fabric with a tear in it, a scrap of batting and a backing piece (no need to quilt it). Try making a patch and adjust the process as needed.
You may need more or less of the bonding agent. And, if the quilt that needs repairing has batting with poly in it, be sure to test and make sure that the batting won’t melt. You may need to adjust the temperature of the iron.
The right heat and amount of powder should produce a soft, flexible and secure patch that is nearly invisible and can easily be sewn through.
You’ll find many other uses for the bonding agent, too. It’s great for hemming, fusible applique and craft projects. Learn more about how it can be used and the agent’s properties in the following video.