This quilt is for my grandniece, Vanessa for her wedding day. She is only 12, so I'm planning ahead. Who knows if I can still make these king size quilts when the time comes.
I knew that the binding on this scallop and point edge would be a challenge but I didn't realize how much of a learning curve it would be.
I have put a tutorial together to help those who would like to attempt this. On the first side I was tacking each fold before stitching down the binding. By the second side I had mastered the fold as I was stitching the binding but it was still difficult. By the third and fourth sides I had figured out how to pin each fold with small embroidery pins.
HINT: I cut my bias binding 2" wide, planning a quarter inch seam. I also basted the binding on the seam line prior to machine sewing.
I HOPE THE PHOTOS WILL CLARIFY THE WRITTEN EXPLANATION.
1. Stay stitch (I tacked the point with 3 stitches) and clip to the quarter inch seam line.
2. Pin binding in place, stretching the clip open and straight.
Ease in the curves. This will prevent the bias from pulling and cause the curve to fold under.
The points are folded just like the square corners of a rectangular quilt even though they are acute angles rather than a 45 angle.
3. Baste and sew. Be sure to sew exactly through the clipped point. (I missed about 1/3 of the points and had to rip and resew.)
5. Turn to the back, pull the binding to the sewing line, allowing the tuck to remain at the fold.
6. Pin the point at the seam line. Hand sew the binding. Tack the folds as you sew.