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    Feather border done

    Feather border is done but now what? Should I just trim an inch off all the way around or sew a scallop echo to fill in the space before the binding? Name:  image.jpeg
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    Tartan, that's gorgeous! I like the idea of the scallop. The space looks like it needs a little something.
    Do you quilt on your domestic ? if so it's impressive!

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    Really nice! I like the scallop idea but would echo it 2 or 3 times to fill some space.
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    I love it just like it is. Wish I could do that. Anything else would take away from your beautiful feathers.

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    that is beautiful! I like the idea of scalloped edge.. that will be nice

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    I would echo the feathers and then bind.

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    I agree with Sandrab64. I love the scallop idea and it would need to echo several times to fill in in all the way. Beautiful feathering.

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    Very nice! I think you can't go wrong either way!

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    I love your feathering! Did you use a stencil or free hand? How large is the quilt? I can't wait to see the whole quilt! About the edge. Trim it if you don't need the larger size . If you do I wouldn't over stitch it with echoes or scallops, just perhaps one row of stitching. But that's just MHO and it is your quilt. Do what feels right to you. It will be lovely whatever you decide. Merry Christmas!

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    Gorgeous feather quilting. I vote for a scalloped edge but do whatever you really like and feel comfortable doing. Thank you for sharing some of your beautiful work

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    Great job on the feathers. Love the scallop idea.
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    Very nice and creative. I am guessing that you did the out side of the feather and then went back and filled in the inside of the feather.

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    Really beautiful work. I would think very carefully before you trim. I think the scallop idea would be very nice.

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    Great quilting. Whichever way you choose it will be beautiful.

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    Gorgeous quilting.

    If you decide to trim down the border consider the space that binding will take. That way the feathers are centered in the border.

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    Beautiful feathers. Finish it to your liking.
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    I like the addition of the scallop. Your feathers are looking fine!

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    I love it and I think the scallop would look good.

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    I like it! What if you did two scalloped echo lines, but then did a small filler between those scallops. so it would go - feather, space, scallop, fill, scallop, space, binding. That might give it a sense of intentional placement, looking like it makes its own second border, instead of just echoing to fill in the area.

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    Beautiful!!! The scallop is a great idea - although it would personally scare me to death to actually go through that knowing what * could happen * if i miscalculated and cut off too much! (Bad memories of my “thrifty Mom” days giving haircuts to my two little guys and always cutting off too much hair!!!)

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    Great quilting! What about scalloped echo (one or two lines) with dark (fabric-coloured) thread? It will add texture without distracting from gorgeous feathers.

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    Your feathers are lovely. I like the idea of echoing the feathers with a stitched scalloped row (or two). If you decide to do that, I’d cut “binding” fabric three or four inches wide, sew it, right sides together to the front, in the scallop design, trim and turn to the back and hand sew that straight edge. You'd have a lovely scalloped edge to the quilt and it'd "fit" the feathering perfectly. Great job.

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    I like the scallop but as tight as that is, I'd do it as a facing rather than traditional binding. Otherwise, I'd echo the feathers and do a straight edge binding. Is finished width any determining factor in how you do this?

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    It is beautiful just the way it is but a scalloped edge would be nice.
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    You could do either. I probably would just trim to the space I wanted between the feathers and trim. That gives you plenty of space to make sure it squares up. Love your feathers.

    I hope I understood about the scallop. You planned to stitch a scallop right???? Cutting and binding a scallop that small would be a nightmare!!

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