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EZ Easy Scallop by Darlene Zimmerman
To mark a pointed corner, begin at one corner and mark a half scallop, leaving the corner square. Again, mark from both ends toward the center (Diagram B).
A bias binding is a must for binding curved edges. Cut your binding
strips at a 45 degree angle, and join with diagonal seams pressed open. A
single binding cut at 1-1/4" will finish to 1/4".
Step 6: Stitch to the base of the V, stop with the needle down at that point. Lift the presser foot, pivot the quilt and binding to begin sewing out of the V. Put the presser foot down and sew out of the V, taking care not to stitch any pleats in the binding.
Trim the seam allowance even with the edge of the binding. Turn the
binding to the back side, turn under 1/4" and stitch down by hand,
covering the stitching line. The inside corners will just fold over upon
you bored with putting plain borders without much personality on your
quilts? If you are, but you aren't ready to commit to a lot more work to
finish the quilt with a pieced border, then I've found a solution for
you that is easy and quick.
EZ Quilting's Easy Scallop template
set makes it easy to make scalloped borders for your quilts. It adjusts
to make scallop sizes from four to twelve inches across. The Easy
Scallop comes as two pairs of piece-of-pie-shaped templates, a large
pair and a small one. The large pair makes scallops from seven to twelve
inches. The small ones go from four to seven inches.
mark a scallop of a particular size, just slip the tab you'll find on
the edge of one template piece into the slit marked with the size you
want on the other template piece. The two pieces together now form a
piece-of-pie-shaped scallop of the size you selected. After marking the
scallop edges, quilt as usual, trim to shape, and bind with a bias
The Easy Scallop instructions have pictures for
measuring, marking, and binding in only eight steps. Is it really that
easy? Yes and no. It depends a lot on how many scallops you want.
you know the number of scallops you want on each side, it is easy. Just
divide the length of the side by the number of scallops to get the
scallop size, then round to the nearest 1/4 inch. That's it! You're
ready to scallop.
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