wowzers

I had just rolled a quilt I was working on when I noticed that there was a fold in the batting. I put my hand between the quilt top and batting to tug the batting flat when I felt a poke. How did a pin get in there I wondered.

I pulled the quilt top back and discovered this.


The batting had folded over when being made resulting in a thick ridge of batting. And in that ridge I found this


A needle from the needle punch machine that makes the batting. It was wedged into the batting ridge. So glad I found this before I ended up quilting over it. Can't imagine what damage that would have done to my quilting machine.
 This was a sealed package of batting that I discovered the needle in. Next time I use one, I think I'll lay the batting out and make sure it's all good.




4 comments:

  1. ack...that was my quilt wasn't it!!!??? I still haven't posted my quilts you did...one of these days i'll get back into blog land..but in the meantime, feel free to post them!

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  2. Yikes! I've been lucky so far, and haven't found any such critters in my batting.

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  3. Unbelievable! So good you found that. I will remember to be extra careful now.

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  4. Goodness. This is a good thing to know. Thanks for the warning!

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