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    I found a quilt top that was my grandmother's. It is starting to tear in places. Is there a way to stabilize it and quilt it?

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    Yes you can re-sew the seams that are loose. If the pcs are small you may need to sew by hand. If there are pcs torn its usually easier to applique a new pc over the torn one. Don't wash the top before it is quilted because more seams will ravel out. Sounds like a good project to do while watching a movie.

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    If the fabric is still in good shape you can repair it and finish it. If the fabric is deteriorating, it may not be worth the time.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

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    I think you would call it dry rot. The background fabric is what is tearing. I really don't know how old it is. It could be my great grandmother's. I may jus try to find a good section and have it professionally framed. Thanks for your help.

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    Yeah, if it is coming apart in your hands it is too far gone. Saving a piece is a good idea. You can stitch it to a piece of new clean muslin, or even netting (like bridal net or tulle) to reinforce it.
    Stop trying to organize all of your family’s crap. If organization worked for you, you’d have rocked it by now. It’s time to ditch stuff and de-crapify your world.

    If you're not using the stuff in your home, get rid of it. You're not going to start using it more by shoving it into a closet.

    Use it up, Wear it out,
    Make it do, Or do without. ~unknown

    Because we, the people, have the power to build a better future. KH

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