A sewing method where stitches are sewn in the "ditch" created by the joins of the pattern pieces. General sewing term.
Topstitch right between two sewn pieces in the ditch made by the seam. If you carefully stay in the ditch and the thread is a good color match, you won't even see the stitching from the front. This is also called a crack-stitch, or stitch in the groove.
Quilting done right next to the seams, so it almost disappears. This is more of a functional approach to attaching the layers together than a decorative one.
Pressing the seam allowances to one side and topstitching as close as possible to the seam
quilting is exactly on the seams so that it "disappears" into the quilt and is not really visible from the front.
(to)--a method of quilting where you sew your stitches in the "ditch" created by the joins of the pattern pieces. Your quilting pattern will be that of your block pattern. Compare with outline quilting.
Used in both hand and machine quilting. In this technique, a quilting line is sewn right next to the seam in a pieced block - in the "ditch" that is formed by the turn of the cloth made when the seams of a pieced block are pressed to one side. This type of quilting is normally not very visible after the quilt has been completed.
Sewing on the right side directly through a previous seam to hold something like the seam allowance down.