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Thread: stitching distance

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    I am making a bedspread where I have sewn long columns of fabric onto the Warm and Natural batting and the backing all at the same time using a stitch and flip method.The sashing is 4" x 104" and the coins are 8" sewn into strips 104" long. Do I need to quilt in the sashing and the wide strips ? The directions say I can leave 10 inches unsewn but does that apply in both directions?
    Carolyn

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    you probably don't have to quilt the sashes, but the wide strips, especially, will probably keep their shape and "lay" better if you do at least a little quilting.

    do you want to quilt them? do you think the finished quilt would look better that way?

    your quilt. your decision. ;-)

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    I would at least tack -- so there isn't 10 inches in every direction unsecured. I just think it woudl look better.

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    if the sashing is laying out perfectly straight, with no little 'waves', i wouldn't bother. i happen to like a puffy look between quilted parts.

    in the end, you have to decide.

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    I can't really picture what you're describing....BUT.... a guild member brought in a quilt she had quilted every 10" like her package had said....after washing it....the batting had migrated into lumps...... and she had ALOT of picking out to do...and re- stitching....personally I wouldn't consider quilting anything less than 4" .... but that's me....and that's why I LOVE quilting..... after all...... quilting is quilting..... not just piecing, right?

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