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    Scallop Edges

    I am really interested in finishing my quilt with a scallop edge. What is the "favorite" way of doing this? How do you do the corners, with a scallop out or in? Thanks for all your help, really appreciate all the knowledge I have gained reading these messages.

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    I haven't ever done a scallop edged quilt but I have done rounded corners. I know, not the same thing!!! I did a quick google search and found this article here on the board: http://www.quiltingboard.com/resources/article-98.html
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    One of the most important things is not to cut your scallops before sewing on the binding. Mark the scallops and put on your bias cut binding first and then trim.

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    I think the scallop is almost always out at the corners. You have to plan it carefully so that you don't wind up with a weird shape there that doesn't look like it belongs with the rest of the quilt. Instead of binding, you can do a facing.

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    Hi. I'm new to the forum, but I did my first scalloped quilt this year. Believe it or not it was pretty easy. I recommend you follow the clear directions found in Quilting: The Complete Guide by Darlene Zimmerman; page 205 - 215. I was pretty nervous about it, but I bought some wide adding machine tape to draw my border on & double check my measurements. This I pinned to the border & stitched over to get the scallop down (like doing paper piecing) . I used Zimmerman's Easy Scallop tool (also comes with easy-to-understand directions) and the scallop was near perfect.

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    http://ankastreasures.wordpress.com/...allops-part-2/
    Very clear 2-part tutorial with great pictures

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    Peggi, thanks for the great tutorial for scallops and the link to some beautiful fabrics and free patterns!

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    Be sure to cut your binding on the bias. That way it can stretch as it needs to. That is all the advice I can offer.
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    Jenny Doan at Missouri Star has a great video on YouTube showing how to use a special ruler to make scalloped edges. I immediately ordered one but haven't found the perfect quilt on which to use it.
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    Thanks everyone for the great advice and references. I will surely be watching tutorials and utube today. Anxious to finish this up.

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    Darlene Zimmermen has a great book on finishing
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArtsyOne View Post
    Jenny Doan at Missouri Star has a great video on YouTube showing how to use a special ruler to make scalloped edges. I immediately ordered one but haven't found the perfect quilt on which to use it.
    I believe Elanor Burns has a scallop ruler on her site (Quilt in a Day) and I have also seen them recently at Hobby Lobby as well as JoAnn Fabrics.
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    Here is a youtube video that explains how to finish out scallop edges.
    I think it explains it very well,
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    I bought a scallop ruler. I think that is the most important thing to do. It will give you the right size to make your scallops and you want your corners to be round. Yes, Jenny Doan's YouTube video is excellent. She uses the scallop ruler and she teaches so well that a beginner could understand her. Check out her YouTube video. But be sure to buy the scallop ruler she uses. It's the best IMO.
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    Eleanor Burns has a ruler for that.

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    Back to my favorite Jenny Doan again. Here's her video:

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/scalloped-edge-quilt/

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    Interesting - I love Jenny Dolan's video. I thought the binding would have to be bias, but food for thought I attended a presentation by Janice Pope where she says it is best to do all your bindings on the bias, they wear better. Anyway back to the point, I just watched the Utube video with Marci Baker that LaQuita referenced - she is showing more of a facing then binding and did not use a bias strip. She used more a 6" facing folded in half. Interestingl. Thanks again for all of your input, so much to learn - luv it!!! Also of interest is the stay stitching and not stay stitching, think I will for "safety's sake". Also, as some have mentioned sewing on binding before cutting, well stay stitching should solve any issues that would prevent, I think. Thanks again.
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    I,too, learned to used adding machine tape to make sure I didn't have any weird corners. Worked fine.

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    Welcome, CabinSewin! You're among friends here, and be prepared to be spoiled by all the wonderful Q.B. Members. They are a wealth of information and have been so supportive and taught me so much!
    Quote Originally Posted by CabinSewin View Post
    Hi. I'm new to the forum, but I did my first scalloped quilt this year. Believe it or not it was pretty easy. I recommend you follow the clear directions found in Quilting: The Complete Guide by Darlene Zimmerman; page 205 - 215. I was pretty nervous about it, but I bought some wide adding machine tape to draw my border on & double check my measurements. This I pinned to the border & stitched over to get the scallop down (like doing paper piecing) . I used Zimmerman's Easy Scallop tool (also comes with easy-to-understand directions) and the scallop was near perfect.

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