I figured I’d start out with some of the easier repairs first. There are a few spots where just a single piece of fabric is frayed or torn, with nothing going on nearby. Like the square above. There was a long tear where the fabric had just worn out, right along the seam. No good way to repair it directly, so I’d cut a square of fabric to cover the original square.
At first I folded over the sides of the square and ironed a 1/4” seam allowance, but that didn’t work because the original squares aren’t always perfect squares. So I ironed the squares open again and started over.
This time I placed the new square over the old square and eyeballed it to see how much extra fabric I had to play with. Then I folded and pressed ONE side, and hand-stitched that in place. (See above.)
Then I folded the next side under, pressed it flat, pinned it in place, and stitched it in place.
By doing it this way, I could make sure the new square covered the old square exactly.
And there it is. The first repaired square, completed.
I started another square as well, and plan to finish that today, along with whatever else I can get done.
I spent the majority of yesterday in the kitchen; today I’d like to spend more time NOT in the kitchen.
What are you doing today?