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Thread: Scalloped edges on my quilts

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    Boo and others:
    I want to learn how to do scalloped edges on my quilts, so how do I go about learning how to do them? Misty :?:

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    Ok, Misty, you asked for it! Doing a scallop is not as hard as it may seam. Get it? Seam? I just crack myself up. :lol: Okay, now on to the lesson. A scallop is made by marking the edge of the quilt, quilting, sewing on bias binding, trimming then bringing the binding to the back and hand stitching. Some patterns with scalloped borders will include quilting lines that mimic the scallop. If this is not the case in your quilt, you can create your own scallops.
    It is much easier to bind gentle scallops than it is to deal with inside points on sharp curves. I will quote Fons and Porter's Quilter's Complete Guide. "To design curved border..., cut a rectangle from tracing paper equal to repeat-unit length and border width. Undulating Curve. Fold rectangle in fourths vertically and horizonally to form drawing guidelines. Draw gentle curve in upper right portion; then fold paper to trace curve onto other sections of paper. Use this basic undulating curve to plan flowing applique or borders." Unfortunately I cannot include a picture of this method for drawing the gentle curves. If you don't own this book, check at the local library or quilt shop.

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    There is a ruler that some sewing stores sell that has different designs for scallops along with directions on how to use it. It seems easy, although I've never tried it - the math seems easy enough. Here in the Northwest they sell for about $20 and I think are carried/ manufactured by Marti Mitchell.

    Good luck, hope this helps.

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    Misty56:
    I just bought a ruler at Joann Fabric on their clearance table for $7.00 that has gentle and more defined scollops. The ruler is called FANCY FLEECE by June Taylor. I saw the same ruler on a Nancy's Notions ad for a bit more $$.

    Keep Sewing-Happy Holidays! Randy

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    Thank you. I have been looking at Joann's but all I have seen are Fon's and Portor's (Gosh I hope I spelled their names rite). But one of the ladys told me that they are all different in what they get in a lot of the time. But not to give up she will watch out for me and I want a jelly thimble also . And she is watching to see when they get those in also.

    Misty :)

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    Misty, tell me about the jelly thimble, I've never heard of that.
    Kathy

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    Misty...Yes, I'd be interested in knowing what a "jelly" thimble is, too. I've never heard of one and I sorta know a bit about thimbles...I have over 400 in my collection but have never heard of a jelly thimble! If you get one, will you post a picture? Thanks! Have a blessed Christmas!
    Randy

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    That is what I have been told the name is. It is Well sort of looks like those candy worms. For the life of me I can't think what they are called. But any way the look like this stuff the candy worms are made out of and are easier to use. I was also told one can buy them for 2 - 3 dollars a piece and if I can find a picture of them I will post it for you all to see.

    Misty :)

    here it is

    http://www.quiltbus.com/Thimbles.htm
    Ok ladys this is the web address also that sale them on line.

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    Thanks for the site Misty, I think I'll try one.

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