>An interesting turn on English Paper Piecing

>Have you seen this tutorial. I think it is such a nice new concept on EPP. Sort of like a yoyo quilt or Cathedral windows in that as you add the pieces to the quilt you are done with that piece don’t have to go back, and you quilt as you go so thatis already done too. Wish I had thought of it but it does open up ideas for me. I will have to try this in the future. Here is a goggle translation into english. This tutorial was found through a link I saw on this blog.

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>Part 4: Repairing crochet how to

>Decided I needed one more post as I finished the repair job on Saturday. After working with the afghan in repairing it, a decision was made that this afghan will not do well with a washing the swelling and movement of the fibers and the weight even basted to a sheet would be to much for it. So there are some stains it had that I wasn’t going to remove. The owner was going to try and wash them out after a discussion it was decided I would crochet them out. This afghan should live the rest of its life on a quilt rack being pretty but not being used as a blanket.

Someones previous attempt at a repair with needle and thread. Do not repair this way it is more damage to the piece as it splits threads and you have to cut out more of the afghan to do a repair that doesn’t do this type of damage or bulk.

someones old bad repair job

After previous repair was removed but not filled in yet.

old repair removed

What looks like a chocolate stain forgot to take a picture before I started to remove it.

chocolate stain

All the stain removed.

chocolate removed

Crocheting back in because this stain went all the way to the edge of the block no weave in required but lots of adding of thread. You add thread the way you would change a color in the last yarn over of the previous stitch. Also you do a slip stitch into the next stitch when finishing a thread off. You know basic crochet stuff there but just in case someone has that question.

1 round

1 row back in

3 rounds some how I missed a photo of round 2. Oh well.

3 back in

4 rounds

4 rounds back

5th round and joining to other block.

5th/joining round back

All back in just need to weave in tails.

need to weave in ends

2 orange stains have no idea what they are on back side of afghan.

orange colored stains on back

Removed from afghan back side view.

removed stains back

Repaired front side view, this is a dirty part of the afghan so the repair is actually a little whiter than what is around it.

repair front need to weave in threads

There are lots more previous repairs and holes I am not showing but that would be way to many photos I think you get the idea of it all.

The things one learns when working on repairs. I can tell someone tried to repair this before with a needle and thread and lots of knots not what I would recommend doing to an heirloom. Also this was a very used blanket. The person who had it first used it all the time and they got in and out of their bed on the right side of the afghan (when standing at the foot of the bed looking at it, left side if you are laying in bed looking at the ceiling) they sat on the blanket a lot, lots of wear on the middle and that one edge. They didn’t fold it down at night to save it but pulled it up over them selves as all the damaged is at the head end of the afghan and the right side. Also the person who made it stopped for a long time and went back to working on it and forgot what size hook they had been using because there are two rows that have a bigger stitches and the roses are a different size than all the rest. Found out they ran out of green because there are two different greens in the afghan not nicely spaced all clumped together. Funny the things you learn when actually examining a piece of work this big. Also found out the original crochet was not found of finishing threads in a secure way as most have worked themselves out. I do not recommend just crocheting over thread ends weave some of them backwards it makes them stronger.

All done photos.

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15 hours of repairs

Now I have another repair to pick up Tuesday in Provo and drop this one off Tuesday in American Fork)

Tutorials on this repair

Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4 this post