Need Help – Seam Popped

I finished my Purple Diamonds and washed it up.  I was folding it to package it up and send out.  I found this



Yikes, obviously my seam wasn’t good.   What can I do to fix it?

There are a few lessons for me to learn here:

  1.  Make sure your seams are accurrate on each block
  2. How to fix a seam that was too small


Who can tell me how to fix this seam?  It is only one block.



  1. May 30, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    Do you have any practice with a ladder stitch? I would fold under both edges and hand stitch it closed – you can look up English Paper Piecing (EPP) tutorials for help. Good luck!

  2. May 31, 2017 / 10:03 am

    The time I had it happen I tried to slip stitch is and fix it – Hope you find a way

  3. Karen D Martin
    May 31, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    I would use a toothpick to add some Fray Check to the edge of the fabric and when dry, carefully turn under the edge and stitch by hand. If all else fails, I have been know to pick out an entire piece, quilting and all, replacing it by hand and then re-quilting that area. In fact, I just did that to repair a tear in one of my quilts. It’s not fun, but once it’s all done, your will be happy you fixed it!

  4. Ann D.
    May 31, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    Sometimes I’ll cut a little strip of fusible web and use that to iron under the seam allowance, then stitch down by hand or machine. I’ve got a quilt I made for myself that does that periodically (lots of homespuns in it). I just trim the fraying, then satin stitch the seam. It shows on the back, but I don’t mind. When it does matter, I hand sew it. The fray-check option works too.

  5. May 31, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    I had this happen once early on in my quilting journey. As I recall, I just hand stitched it back together. It’s been a while, so I’m sorry I’m not better help. Just don’t sweat it. It is fixable. –Andrea

  6. June 2, 2017 / 9:17 am

    I would do exactly what Yvonne suggested, great advice! Please do report back with your method of repairing. Good Luck!

  7. June 2, 2017 / 12:00 pm

    What Ann said. I’d use SF101, because I have that on hand.

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