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Thread: Scalloped Rotary Wheel for Rag Quilt?

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    Scalloped Rotary Wheel for Rag Quilt?

    I am making an aqua, coral and yellow rag quilt for our new baby and wondered what might happen if I used a scalloped rotary wheel to cut out the blocks? Any thoughts??

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    Hmmmm.

    No first hand experience, but here's what I'm thinking:

    I'm not sure if the scallops or the waves on the rotary blades are deep or pronounced enough so that when washed and fluffed you'd be able to notice the scallops; would the raveling just obscure those curves - making it look like a regular ragged edge?

    It certainly wouldn't harm or screw up the blocks, but you can easily do a test sample to see what exactly will happen.

    Good luck!
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    I would think it would cause problems with tiny lint in your machine while sewing all of those scalloped edges. And the end result would not look any different.
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    The scallops aren't very deep, so I think you would still have to snip the edges to get the ragging you want. After washing the quilt, I think you wouldn't even notice that the scallops had been there. But it wouldn't hurt anything to try!

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    I guess my first primary question is why do you want to use the pinking wheel ????
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

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    Quote Originally Posted by moseylou View Post
    I am making an aqua, coral and yellow rag quilt for our new baby and wondered what might happen if I used a scalloped rotary wheel to cut out the blocks? Any thoughts??
    I used my big shot and the scallope square die for the first rag quilt I made out of flannel and it did just fine, also used it for cotton and no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moseylou View Post
    I am making an aqua, coral and yellow rag quilt for our new baby and wondered what might happen if I used a scalloped rotary wheel to cut out the blocks? Any thoughts??
    I made one out of flannel and was not happy with the result. It did not rag nicely and the scallops weren't noticeable after washing,

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