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Thread: Scalloped bordders

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    Senior Member Pickle's Avatar
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    I have never put a scalloped border on a quilt so I am wondering if I just sew on my wide border and then cut the the edges after it is quilted? To me that sound correct but like I say this is my first time??

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    Yes, you are correct. The scallops are almost always cut after quilting. Be sure you cut your binding on the bias.

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    Senior Member Pickle's Avatar
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    Thanks a lot and for the hint about the binding.

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    Depending on how you plan on quilting you may want to mark the position of the scallops.

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    Eleanor Burns scallop ruler is the best way I have found to do scallops. The chart tells you how many scallops you need per side to come out even on the corners. I have used the plate method and it's the pits.

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    Missouri Star Quilt Company has a tutorial showing a tool they sell to make scalloped borders.

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    MSQC uses the Eleanor Burns ruler. :D

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    I also suggest stay stitching after quilting but before cutting/binding on or near th scallop line.

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