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Thread: How to make a scallops for a border

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    Senior Member jeanequilts's Avatar
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    I made a baby quilt with a satin scalloped border, and several people have asked how I did it. This is my first post for a tutorial. I hope you will be able to understand my directions.

    First,I cut strips of blanket binding into 6 inch strips. I alternated pink and white.

    Then I sewed, with a basting stitch on my machine, two semi circles close together (about 1/8th of an inch apart) This must be done with a basting stitch, or it could be done by hand. Note the fold of the binding is away from the semi circles. I sewed this with contrasting thread so that, hopefully, it will show up in the pictures. But ordinarily I would use thread the same color as my fabric.

    Here I pulled the top two threads to create a gather to the center. This is repeated on the other side.
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    Here both sides have been gathered. I used pins to wind the top threads around so they would stay in place until I could stitch them with my machine.
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    Here I have used a zig-zag stitch to hold the gathers in place.
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    I trimmed off the "tails". and Now it is ready to be attached to your border like you would a prairie point.
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    Finished border!
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    Finished quilt. :o)
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    Power Poster amma's Avatar
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    Thank you for showing us how you made this beautiful border :D:D:D

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    very pretty

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    Thanks so much, this is the first page I have bookmarked since joining this site. It's such a unique idea, and I hope to use it myself some day! Thanks for taking the time to teach us!

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    That's a beautiful border.
    I've bookmarked it.
    Thanks for taking the time to do the tute.

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    This is one pretty quilt and just look at all the tactual stimulus in those fabrics!

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    That border is beautiful! Perfect for a baby girl!

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    What a cute border. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    What a great border and a wonderful tute. I'm trying that on my next baby quilt.

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    This is so cute! Thank you for showing us how you made it :)

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