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Date: 01-27-2005, 02:21 AM (1 of 2)
Can anyone help explain this, what is 'sewing the the ditch' and why would I use it. I am a novice quilter and still learning the terms and techniques but I really cannot get my head around 'stitch in the ditch'. Is it just a quilting term or does it have any other uses in sewing? Glad to hear from anyone with any explination.

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From: joannequilts
Date: 01-27-2005, 02:28 AM (2 of 2)
Hi Christina, this is a quilting term and and you can use a walking foot to create long straight stitches along the seam (ditch) line. This when your seams shouuld be very straight and and well pressed. When doing this be sure not to pull or push your layers through but let the machine take the fabric as it stitches.
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