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Thread: How do you frame quilt a 10 minute table runner?

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    How do you frame quilt a 10 minute table runner?

    I want to make at least 10 table runners for friends and family for Christmas. Some will be done the traditional way, quilting on the frame, then binding. I've found a pattern "10 minute table runner w/10 minute block insert" that I find really interesting.
    Here's my thought: make the table runner, line it w/a poly felt for a little more heft, attach to the frame w/something like Golden Threads paper or tear-away stabilizer (basted to the runner and then that material pinned to my leaders). Quilt it and then remove the basting from the runner and remove the paper (or whatever) from under the quilting.
    Doable? What material would you use to attach the table runner to the leaders? Anyone done something like this?
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    I don't think poly felt is washable, is it?

    What I would do is load a backing and batting as usual -- a little more than the length of the table runners, and long enough to accommodate the width of ten table runners plus some. I would anchor a table runner to the batting and backing as usual, then lift up the table runner and spray baste the wrong side of the top and smooth it down over the batting to keep it in place. When done with the first table runner, I would just roll the batting/backing and attach the next table runner the same way.

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    Poly felt should be washable, it's made from recycled plastic bottles. Not quilting all ten at once, just 1 or 2 at a time (the ones that I would traditionally quilt). My question is about the type that are turned, like the 10 minute table runner. I don't like quilting at my DSM. I really prefer the ease of frame quilting. Just trying to figure a way to do that w/something that won't be bound, because the edges are already finished.
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    Oh, now I get it (I think!).

    I guess I would just make some temporary leaders out of fabric and baste them to the runner at top and bottom. I think I could manage to do that 1/4" from the edges top and bottom. I have zippered leaders on my frame, so I would just baste zippers to the opposite ends of the temporary leaders and zip them onto the frames (or you could pin to your frame leaders).

    Instead of trying to quilt off the edges, I would plan on using my domestic machine to straight-stitch 1/4" in from the edge all the way around the runner. That could be done before or after quilting on the frame.

    If using the Golden Threads paper, I would probably pin the paper to the frame leaders first, then spray baste the runner to the paper before quilting. However, it seems to me this just makes extra work in terms of getting rid of the paper afterwards and the runner would need to be washed in order to get rid of the basting spray.

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    I used this gree poly batting and found it soft and pliable I really did enjoy it. I wish it was not so expensive. I would not use for a baby quilt but not sure why. For the table runners it would be great. If using for putting hot dishes on I think I would use the batting for this.
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    If you want to quilt the entire runner, you could always purchase some sort of washaway (like Solvy but there are many) and pin that to your leaders, quilt it, then wash it.

    If I were to do this - I might quilt it before sewing the ends tog - and only quilt in the middle - leaving the sides plain.
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