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Thread: How to make a scallops for a border

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    Senior Member jeanequilts's Avatar
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    I made a baby quilt with a satin scalloped border, and several people have asked how I did it. This is my first post for a tutorial. I hope you will be able to understand my directions.

    First,I cut strips of blanket binding into 6 inch strips. I alternated pink and white.

    Then I sewed, with a basting stitch on my machine, two semi circles close together (about 1/8th of an inch apart) This must be done with a basting stitch, or it could be done by hand. Note the fold of the binding is away from the semi circles. I sewed this with contrasting thread so that, hopefully, it will show up in the pictures. But ordinarily I would use thread the same color as my fabric.

    Here I pulled the top two threads to create a gather to the center. This is repeated on the other side.
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    Here both sides have been gathered. I used pins to wind the top threads around so they would stay in place until I could stitch them with my machine.
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    Here I have used a zig-zag stitch to hold the gathers in place.
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    I trimmed off the "tails". and Now it is ready to be attached to your border like you would a prairie point.
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    Finished border!
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    Finished quilt. :o)
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    Thank you for showing us how you made this beautiful border :D:D:D

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    very pretty

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    Thanks so much, this is the first page I have bookmarked since joining this site. It's such a unique idea, and I hope to use it myself some day! Thanks for taking the time to teach us!

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    That's a beautiful border.
    I've bookmarked it.
    Thanks for taking the time to do the tute.

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    This is one pretty quilt and just look at all the tactual stimulus in those fabrics!

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    That border is beautiful! Perfect for a baby girl!

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    What a cute border. I love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    What a great border and a wonderful tute. I'm trying that on my next baby quilt.

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    This is so cute! Thank you for showing us how you made it :)

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    Oh, I had never seen this before, Thanks for sharing such a cool idea.

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    Great tutorial....love the quilt.

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    Wow, I really like that. Will bookmark this one, for sure!

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    Thank you so much for sharing!! What a BEAUTIFUL border!

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    great idea an pretty quilt

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    This is the type of post that makes the Quilting Board a wonderful place to browse. Thank you very much for posting this. I had an idea for a project pop into my head immediately as I read your post.

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    That is such a sweet look! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you so much. What a cute idea. I don't make too many baby quilts anymore but it may come in handy for something else

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    Wow, I don't think I could ever do that. That is beautiful and so appropriate for a baby.

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    Okay, this may be a crazy question, but how do you get the finished edge (on the quilt) at the top of the scallop? Is the trim sandwiched between the quilt top and the backing?

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    Yes. The scallops are attached before the final binding is put on.

    I tried to find a tute on the internet on attaching prairie points. Here's the best I can come up with:

    http://www.hgtv.com/crafting/ask-ale...ers/index.html

    Maybe someone on this board can post a tutorial on attaching prairie points, or your LQS can help you.

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    Brilliant idea. A quilters version of the tag blankies that are so popular. Thanks for sharing! Lesa

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    Wow.Great tute and you really make it sound do-able. Great technique. Thanks

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    Thank you. The quilt and boarder are beautiful.

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    thank you

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