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Thread: has anyone tried scalloped borders

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    if so would you do them again and do you have any advise or tricks that you learned. I cant seem to figure out what to do with this quilts borders so why not try scallops most everything else in this was something new to try.
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    I never did scallops but have watched tutes/videos on them. The only thing I know is to use bias binding and take your time. If you want to learn, may as well be with this quilt since it's been a learning experience. It is a beautiful quilt and looks very time consuming!

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    Nice! My only suggestion is that if you want to try scallops, put a straight border and then add the scalloped border. The quilt is very busy and it will get attention. It will look even busier with a scalloped border, but if you separate them by a straight border it will soften up a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoriEl
    I never did scallops but have watched tutes/videos on them. The only thing I know is to use bias binding and take your time. If you want to learn, may as well be with this quilt since it's been a learning experience. It is a beautiful quilt and looks very time consuming!
    I did add a 1" black border to it already. I am taking it to the LQS today to see what they think and to put some fabrics up to it to see what looks right. I want to frame it but think a light border will pull too much light out of it and a dark border will be too dull, so thats why I was thinking of a scallop. And a pieced border is out of the question. I have spent alot of time on this and just want to move on to other projects.

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    I've done scallpos a couple times...the real hard part is binding scallops...need lots of patience.

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    I did scallops on a small quilt and it adds so much. I drew my own pattern by finding middle and then rounding the corners...use newspaper taped together to get the scallops you want and use gentle curves and bias binding is a must..good luck

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    I did them and they came out great. What I did was I put a regular border on, marked my scallops, quilted it, sewed the bias binding on, then I trimmed off the extra batting/backing. Eddie has a good tutorial:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25080-1.htm

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    What a beautiful quilt!!
    I watched a video online (I think it was Missouri Star Quilt Company but am not positive) anyway they did one with a special ruler and it looked very doable.
    I would love to get that ruler.

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    I just did some. Look in the pictures section,under commissioned runner..they are easy enough to bind ,the hardest part is getting the scallops to come out even. You may have to fudge and make one or two a tad bigger or smaller.

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    here is one I did for a challenge...I used the newpaper pattern idea and it came out great...picture kinda dark, DD stole quilt immediately LOL
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    Eddie has a tutorial on here for scalloped borders. He made it look easy.....but he makes everything look easy!

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    I love the idea of a scalloped border for this quilt :D:D:D

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    it was posted before,,, but go to Missouri Quilt Co.. and check out her video tutfor scalloped borders.... she makes the tool that so many of us have bought... finally look EASY to use.... i can't recommend this one enough... i've shared with many and they have thanked me profusely...... :)

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    When I clicked on Eddie's tutorial, none of the photos showed up. In their places was the following message: "This image or video has been moved or deleted."

    Anybody know what's up with that?

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    Sushi, it may be temporary d/t the maintenance they did the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    When I clicked on Eddie's tutorial, none of the photos showed up. In their places was the following message: "This image or video has been moved or deleted."

    Anybody know what's up with that?
    If you look at the title, it states that the photos are on page 3.

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    The photos have been removed. Looks like they were from Photobucket, or a source like that :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    When I clicked on Eddie's tutorial, none of the photos showed up. In their places was the following message: "This image or video has been moved or deleted."

    Anybody know what's up with that?
    If you look at the title, it states that the photos are on page 3.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25080-3.htm

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    Thank you, KatieR- I didn't get that far :D:D

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    scallops are really nice. I have not done that but why don't you try. go for it.

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    I have done one quilt with scalloped borders and though it was more time consuming, it was worth the extra effort. I have every intention of doing many more in the future when the quilt calls for it. The biggest problem I ran into was I used the store bought binding. It's so stiff and hard to work with. I will make my own next time.

    I used the Darlene Zimmerman template and liked it just fine. Here's a picture of my scalloped border;
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    The scallops really make the quilts pop! missouriquiltcompany.com has a nice youtube tute and they also sell the ruler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimom
    if so would you do them again and do you have any advise or tricks that you learned. I cant seem to figure out what to do with this quilts borders so why not try scallops most everything else in this was something new to try.
    Linda Franz has a tutorial at:
    http://lindafranz.com/section/scallops/38

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    Scalloped borders is on my to do list, bookmarked the tut!

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    Yes I have and I would do them again. I used the Easy S

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