This last weekend I spent most of my sewing time mending Paul’s blanket. It is a red velvet like blanket made of the very man-made fibers. Even after several years of him sleeping with it, it still has a slight new car smell. However, it is super soft and he loves it to the point of having worn several holes in it.
As I have said in previous posts, I am working on a velvet jacket. I will leave my progress on said jacket for another post, but I have cut out the pieces so I have some nice scraps. I used these to mend his blanket. I have no idea how this will wash up, but I just patched it. I used two techniques, first I laid a scrap on one side and used some of my stretch stitches to sew around the edge. Then I laid a larger scrap on the other side and did the same thing, so the first patch looked like it was framed. Definitely acceptable. Then my son commented that he thought that I would be hand sewing the blanket. So I did several patches where I just laid a patch on and quilted back and forth ala Jude at Spirit Cloth. Again acceptable.