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Thread: Help with table runner

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    Senior Member Bonnie P's Avatar
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    Hi all, I just finished a table runner,the pattern I have used many times before, and this one tends to ripple along the edges.
    Can any one offer some suggestions as to what I did wrong and how I can corect it?
    Thanks,
    Bonnie

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    Pictures would be helpful. ;-)

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    Can you post a picture or a link to the pattern? It would help us a lot to see it :D:D:D

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    I had that happen once when I used a cheap fabric. Learned my lesson.

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    Maybe the grain of fabric.The cross grain pulled to tight.
    Connie in CO

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    Difference in quilting density between the center and the edges can cause this. Also if your outer edges next to binding are bias edges...same thing. Pull edge horiz and vertically...gently. One side should resist...this is the straight of grain side. If both ways give, you are on bias all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
    Difference in quilting density between the center and the edges can cause this. Also if your outer edges next to binding are bias edges...same thing. Pull edge horiz and vertically...gently. One side should resist...this is the straight of grain side. If both ways give, you are on bias all around.
    This makes sense to me also. I have a tablerunner pattern by Darlene Zimmerman that is all squares and straight stitching but it is laid out on a diagonal and then the sides are cut leaving bias all along the edges. I love the pattern--Happy Homemaker--but the next time I make it or if anyone here tries it, be warned. Starch your fabrics before you cut off those edges!

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    If your pattern has triangles on the edges the bias could have stretched or different weights of fabric don't agree to live well next to each other may be a problem!

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