Single-Run vs. Double-Run
Embroidery Library has a wide variety of quilting designs. To find them,
and click on the the departments with the words "quilting borders," "corners,"
"half," "quarter," or "full." These designs are intended to be used to
stitch a quilt top, batting, and back together (although many
non-quilters use them as Redwork, too!).
Some designs are labeled as "single-run," and others as "double-run."
Single-run means that the design consists of a single running stitch. A
double-run means that some areas of the design are stitched twice.
Many quilters prefer single-run designs, as the stitching looks very
even. Other quilters prefer double-run designs, as those have no trims.
Please see examples of each below.
This is a single-run
quilting design. When drawing this design, the artist did
not retrace over any areas. The design is digitized as a
single running stitch.
This is a
double-run quilting design. Some lines cross
over other lines. And, to minimize trims,
the digitizer "back-tracked" over areas,
resulting in some areas being single running
stitches, and some being double running