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Table runner is bowed

Old 05-20-2017, 02:10 PM
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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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Old 05-20-2017, 02:22 PM
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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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Old 05-20-2017, 02:42 PM
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​Dampen it and block it until dry. Pretty runner!
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:19 PM
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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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Old 05-20-2017, 03:41 PM
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I think blocking it will work. Just make sure you use rust-proof pins.
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:40 PM
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It sure is pretty!

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Old 05-22-2017, 02:17 AM
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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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Old 05-22-2017, 02:49 AM
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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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Old 05-22-2017, 03:45 AM
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Doesn't look horrible in the picture. Call it a design element. :-)
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Old 05-22-2017, 03:56 AM
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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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