1. Why is 1/4" seam the standard for Quilting?
2. Does anyone use something wider than the standard 1/4" seam?
3. Does anyone have trouble with their 1/4" seams fraying when the quilt is washed?
I made this California King, put a zipper down the center so I can wash it in two halves. I don't know the name of the fabric because it has been in my stash for some time but it was thick and looked sturdy. My outer edges matched when I was making the seams yet some of the seams frayed it when I washed it on delicate. Could those pieces have been cut on the grain and that would be a reason they frayed? Do you think it would have frayed even with a 1/2" seam?
Before I split it in 1/2 to insert the zipper
The back side before batting and lining
Finished and on the bed ( When I zip it correctly my pattern lines up).
On the bed
Zipper on the lining side.