Scalloped quilt borders can be a great way to add a touch of traditional quilting elements into your quilt top. Use this technique to make a mitered quilt border with a shallow “scallop” to frame any quilt.
About Scalloped Frame Quilt Borders
Learn How To Do This Quilting Technique
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|Photo A||Photo B||Photo C||Photo D||Photo E||Photo F|
- Fold bias quilt borders in half lengthwise, wrong sides facing; press. Open fold.
- On wrong side of 2 borders, mark a 45° angle from each corner to fold line (Photo A).
- Place 1 marked quilt border atop 1 unmarked border, right sides facing. At one end, stitch on marked line. Repeat for remaining border pair.
- In the same manner, join border pairs.
- Trim ¼” beyond stitching; clip to point (Photo B).
- Re-fold borders to complete border frame (Photo C).
- Place frame atop quilt top, aligning raw edges. Baste through all layers close to outer edges.
- Securely tack inside corners of frame and at points equal distance from corners (Photo D). For Fall’s Finery, the distance is 9¼”.
- Turn back folded bias edges between tacks to create scallop; press (Photo E).
- Stitch close to turned edge with straight or decorative stitch to hold in place (Photo F).