As soon as I moved to Arizona, the top of my quilt started to disintegrate. Was it the dry air? The fabric just seemed to crack and shred. My cat had nothing to do with it, I swear. My mother made me this quilt some time ago, and I can't bear to see it so broken.
Is your quilt falling apart? Here's a way to patch up broken pieces.
Fabric that matches the original quilt
a sewing machine or hand needle and thread
a plastic ruler and rotary cutter with mat (optional)
Step 1: Make Paper Templates
Make a paper template of each sized piece you'll be patching using a piece of plain paper. I did this by laying the paper down on the quilt and folding it to size, then I cut off the excess.
Take your real-size paper template and lay it out on a new piece of paper and add the seam allowance (I used 5/8"). This will be the template for the patches.