Sometimes while making a quilt, things go terribly wrong. My friend Sylvia spilt coffee on a quilt top that she was making. To keep it from staining, she washed the top. Unfortunately the Muslin sashing did not shrink, and the cotton fabric did. She phoned me very upset, asking if it could be saved.
My motto is "there is nothing like a good steam iron." I told her to steam the Muslin to try and shrink it a bit, and then bring it over and I would see if I could quilt out the fullness. Nothing ventured, nothing gained at this point.
I loaded the quilt on the machine with Hobbs 80/20 batting. I wanted the loft to help take up some of the fabric.
I kept the quilting fairly simple so I could use one hand to move the machine and the other to move the fullness around where necessary.
Sylvia picked the quilt up today and was thrilled that it looked as if nothing had ever gone wrong. As quilters we all have made mistakes in our quilting. Knowing how to fix them so that no one else knows, is the secret. LOL! Thanks Sylvia for letting me share your story.