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Table Runner Quilting Spacing

On a 14 1/2" x 73" quilt-as-you-go table runner made of 21 strips (4 blocks per strip), with each completed strip 3 1/2" x 14 1/2", should I stitch in the ditch between the blocks the entire 73" length of the runner to prevent the batting from bunching when laundered?

The quilt shop instructions were that it is not necessary to quilt closer than 8" but my strips are 14 1/2" x 3 1/2".

The blocks are pre-cut cotton, thread and backing are 100% cotton, and the batting is 80/20 cotton poly with scrim. Since the blocks were pre-cut, I did not pre-wash the blocks, backing, or batting.

Also, how should the completed runner be laundered?

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Feb 16, 2022
stitching with invisible thread
by: Bev

Can invisible thread be used for stitching in the ditch on an all cotton quilt (cotton fabric, batting, and thread), none of which was pre-washed?

Jan 25, 2022
Project Care
by: Rebecca


Personally, I prefer to stitch in the ditch the entire length of a project. I just don't want to run the risk of ruining my quilt after the hard work was put into it.

When washing any sewing project, I always use cold water. Then dry on low heat. It makes the project last longer.

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