Begin at one corner and mark a half scallop, creating a pointed corner. Diagram 3
5. Continue marking scallop shapes along border with ruler or template of choice. Work inward from corners. With correct measurements, the scallops should space accordingly, but any minimal excess or lack of can be adjusted at centre scallop.
6. Hand-baste along the marked scallop line. Tis will keep the layers from shifting while attaching the binding. 7. With right sides together and the raw edge of the binding facing away from quilt and aligned with the border marking, attach by stitching a ¼” seam. Use a walking foot. 8. Stitch to the base of the curve (V), stop with the needle down. Depending on degree of the curve’s concave, it may require the lift of the presser foot, pivot the layers, and continue up the curve. Take care not to stitch any pleats in the binding. 9. Continue around the quilt in this manner, easing the binding around the curves, not stretching it. Allow for 8” overlap of binding ends. Join where appropriate as mitred ends and trim. Sew in place. 10. Trim the border excess even with the edge of the binding resulting in a ¼” seam allowance. Fold the binding to the backside, turned under ¼" and stitch down by hand, covering the stitching line.
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