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    june taylor ruler

    Does anyone have the June Taylor Fancy Frame Ruler? If so, do you use it often? I guess what I'm trying to say is it worthwhile to buy. I don't know how much I would actually use it and as fairly new to quilting and not having many rulers, I hate to pay so much for one ruler plus shipping cost. Someone suggested I put a scallop border on my Roses on the Vine, sq in a sq quilt top. That's the only thing holding me up from having the top finished ready to quilt.

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    I don't have the ruler but I've seen where people have used either a dinner plate or a saucer to make the scallops. I would try the plate method before I buy the ruler.

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    I don’t have the ruler but the tool they use in this video would be easy enough to make, I think. I thought they also gave some good tips for borders. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb16tYnYSfE

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    toogie, for scalloped borders I cut the width I want from newspaper taped together the length of the top.
    fold in half, fold in half, yadayada, then use a plate to shape the scallop. You can then use this (free) template to trace the scallops on the border. Starting from the center both top and bottom so you come out equal on the corners.

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    what a good, inexpensive idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    toogie, for scalloped borders I cut the width I want from newspaper taped together the length of the top.
    fold in half, fold in half, yadayada, then use a plate to shape the scallop. You can then use this (free) template to trace the scallops on the border. Starting from the center both top and bottom so you come out equal on the corners.
    thanks for sharing this method. i use a plate, but never thought about the newspaper to make them come out even
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    This is a brilliant idea!
    I knew about the paper plate, but his is ingenious! I have a roll of paper I can use, with yards and yards. I love this site and all the different (and same) ideas everyone shares! Thank you so much!

    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    toogie, for scalloped borders I cut the width I want from newspaper taped together the length of the top.
    fold in half, fold in half, yadayada, then use a plate to shape the scallop. You can then use this (free) template to trace the scallops on the border. Starting from the center both top and bottom so you come out equal on the corners.

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    Another option for the newspaper is parchment paper you get from the dollar store (parchment, not waxed in the cooking supplies section with tinfoil). It's clean, transparent, sturdy enough to use as a pattern, yet you can sew through it for quilting designs and it tears well. But I really love the 12" width and the long rolls. That 12" size and the traceability are key.

    A size I find really handy for arcs is a CD, ah for the days of free AOL disks. I also have some other things, like a fiskars circle cutter, I've certainly used plates, and I have a compass but I'm not too happy with it. I've been watching the thrift stores and wanting to find a high quality drafter's compass that has the dial that you tighten to hold the position. I have seen them before but not now that I want one. My cheapo crummy Jr High style one isn't doing the job.

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    wasn't my idea, sure it has been around for decades. I came upon it when Jinny Beyer's border fabrics were popular and that is how she worked out where to cut the borders from the fabric to make them come out right on the ends. The idea of paying for a ruler for this boggles my mind

    Shallower scallops make it easier to bind but I've done pointy scallops too.

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    Yes, i don't put deep dips in between my scallops. I like my binding to go on easily. so no dips as much as slight curves. I think i used a ruler from Quilt In A Day, Eleanor Burns.
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    Here are another set rulers that you might like too. Just in case you haven't seen them. I use these for curves, scallops ore even mark a quilting line for quilting.

    https://suepellanddesigns.com/

    PS: Another tip for those using paper templates. Staple your layers of paper together (away from cut line) so they won't shift when you cut out the design. The excess will be stapled and then you unfold the layers.

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    Quilt in A Day scallop ruler is the best. No math no matter the length of the quilt border. Description and video here:

    https://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponline/ruler/9045
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    I think that June Taylor ruler may be the one I have. There's a scalloped edge side and a wavy side, and I use the wavy side a lot. After quilting, I start in the middle and draw the waves before cutting them. This allows me to shift a little so that the edges are pointy or wavy, depending on my whim. I don't have to use bias binding if I'm careful when sewing the binding down on the top, and I also don't have to miter the edges. Looks graceful and elegant.

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    I use Darlene Zimmerman's EZ scallop tool. Here's a video she did with Jenny Doan:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb16tYnYSfE

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    I have the Quilt in a Day ruler and love it. Takes all the guesswork out of making a scalloped border. It has two sides so you can do them differently. I think it was a good investment for me because I love scalloped borders.
    I'm not familiar with the June Tailor one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    Yes, i don't put deep dips in between my scallops. I like my binding to go on easily. so no dips as much as slight curves. I think i used a ruler from Quilt In A Day, Eleanor Burns.
    This is my comment also. I use adding machine tape to “measure” and “divide” the scallops (and other things). You can use another piece of paper to actually draw out the scallops, remembering not to make them too deep.

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    I like the paper and plate method and I am careful about the scallop top so it is relatively easy to apply the binding. The next time I do I am going to experiment with doing it with a facing rather than a binding. I would make it the same depth so it would be easy to finish into the seam that attaches the border on.

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    I just want to mention since you are a new quilter, when you do a scalloped border, you mark the scallops, then quilt, then cut the scallops. In other words, don’t cut your scallops until you are done quilting it. You don’t want all those bias edges on the outside while you are quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toogie View Post
    Does anyone have the June Taylor Fancy Frame Ruler? If so, do you use it often? I guess what I'm trying to say is it worthwhile to buy. I don't know how much I would actually use it and as fairly new to quilting and not having many rulers, I hate to pay so much for one ruler plus shipping cost. Someone suggested I put a scallop border on my Roses on the Vine, sq in a sq quilt top. That's the only thing holding me up from having the top finished ready to quilt.
    Use a dinner plate or any other item that won't get cut by a blade. The work just as well, and you already Have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterpurpledog View Post
    The next time I do I am going to experiment with doing it with a facing rather than a binding. I would make it the same depth so it would be easy to finish into the seam that attaches the border on.
    I think this is what I did with my Dear Jane quilt. It was fun and no scallops to bind
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers-N-Fur View Post
    I just want to mention since you are a new quilter, when you do a scalloped border, you mark the scallops, then quilt, then cut the scallops. In other words, don’t cut your scallops until you are done quilting it. You don’t want all those bias edges on the outside while you are quilting.
    You will also need to use a bias binding. Just thought I would throw that in in case you didn't realize.

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    Great post. Thanks for all the useful tips.
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    I also have the quilt in a day one and find it very easy to use with good results.
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