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Thread: Here it is so far...possible scallop border.

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    Here is what I have done so far. I think it looks horribly messy. All the stitching is crooked and wavy...but at this point...it's adding serious character to my quilt. I have enough of a border to do a nice large scallop border. I have an idea of how I'm going to do it, and with the help of my Better Homes and Gardens Complete Guide to Quilting, I have step by step instructions.

    For those of you who have done large scallop borders...what are your tips and secrets to a beautiful border?
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    Hi Blizzard. I am from the Albany NY area too!

    Check out the tutorials. Eddie posted a fantastic one for doing a scalloped border. Here is a link
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25080-1.htm

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    Nice quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    Hi Blizzard. I am from the Albany NY area too!

    Check out the tutorials. Eddie posted a fantastic one for doing a scalloped border. Here is a link
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-25080-1.htm
    Really? I know Pittstown isn't too far from here?

    I thought there might be a tutorial, just hadn't checked yet...thank you!!

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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    Thank you!

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    I like the pattern. I've tried it a few times but it is difficult for me. How big is your quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    I like the pattern. I've tried it a few times but it is difficult for me. How big is your quilt?
    It's 51" L, 38 1/2" W through the centers.

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    It's a very nice quilt. Can't wait to see the scalloped border. :thumbup:

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    I like your double stitching a lot. nice cards
    Regarding the border ...... :-( i can't help sorry

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    Looks great to me - keep up the good work.

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    That is a beautiful quilt. I've never done a scalloped border. I can't wait to see yours.

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    Hurry and finish so we can see the final beauty!
    I like it!

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    I love that pattern & you did a great job on it! I have done scalloped borders on 2 different tablecovers & 2 matching runners. They are really easy to do, just remember that your binding MUST be on the bias! That way it works itself around the curves. Personally. I wouldn't put scallops on that design. It is rather geometric & scallops are kind of soft. I might consider Prairie points instead?? Although I have never done them?? Maybe just a version of the design that you could work into the border? It's a personal thing, after all. Good luck in whatever you decide! :P

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    Here's a link to the quilt I made with a scalloped border http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-21630-1.htm.

    I drew up the scallop on paper (exam table paper I got from the medical supply store). I measured the length & width, then figured approximately how far apart I thought they should be. Needed to be sure they ended on the upswing towards the corners. I folded the paper everywhere it extended out and hand drew the lines. It was pretty time consuming, but worked well. I then cut the paper and used it as a template, drew the line on w/chalk pencil (mechanical kind). I quilted it and attached the binding to the front BEFORE I cut the scallop out. I did not have any issues with distorting the bias this way. I loved the look so much I splurged for the wavy ruler. I haven't used it yet, but have a quilt in the works that I will be using it on.

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    It looks great!! Can't wait to see yuor border

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    something I thought of later.....when you get to binding the INSIDE curve between the scallops, pull the fabic so it is almost straight when sewing on the machine. It will relax whe you let it go & when you hand-sew the back, it will be in the right place! Make sense?

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    Very Nice!!! :D:D:D

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    very pretty

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