BINDING QUILTS WITH SCALLOPS
To make the template for the binding scallops, I drew an 8" line and then used a plate to mark a curve between the ends of the line. The resulting shape was cut out to be used as a template.
Sewing along the curve of the scallop just means easing the binding strip as you sew, but the V formed between two scallops takes more care. When you reach the tip of the V, stop sewing and lift the presser foot. Swivel the quilt so that the line of sewing is now in the direction of the next scallop. Check that the binding strip will not get puckered up under the presser foot and sew a few stitches. I find it best then to lift the presser foot again and smooth the binding strip, then continue sewing around the curved edge of the scallop.
I'm really pleased with the way the quilt binding with scallops turned out. Do you know, I only used green for the binding so that it would show up well in the photos, but I quite like it on that quilt now.
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