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Thread: Table runner is bowed

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    Unhappy Table runner is bowed

    I did a hunter star table runner, six 12" blocks. After joining the blocks, I squared the runner. Then I quilted it using an edge-to-edge embroidery design on my machine. After washing, drying and pressing, when I laid it on the table, I notice it has a bow in it. Is there anything I can do to "straighten" it?
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    well, spritz it and press it. i think most of us just place something in the center to disguise things when necessary. Good luck.

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    ​Dampen it and block it until dry. Pretty runner!

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    Thank you, Tartan and nativetexan. I was wondering if dampening and blocking would help. I'm going to give it a go.

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    I think blocking it will work. Just make sure you use rust-proof pins.

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    It sure is pretty!

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    I love your pretty runner! I really like your quilting by embroidery machine. Did you enjoy quilting with your embroidery machine? Your runner looks great to me! I have decided to accept that every project I make is perfectly imperfect.

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    Blocking works wonders. Perhaps just drying it flat would be sufficient to make it lay flat. I think the problem is with the batting shrinkage not being even due to the quilting process.

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    Doesn't look horrible in the picture. Call it a design element. :-)
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    Ditto on dampening and blocking. Love your quilt! Did you use the Deb Tucker ruler or what other method?

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    I always wash and dry my fabrics before I sew with them. Then, on table runners, I use Warm and White batting because the shrinkage is almost none. This works well for me.

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    Very beautiful runner. I don't see the bow. How long is the runner?

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