As always, when preparing to sew binding to a quilt, I mark a straight edge around the perimeter of the quilt to ensure it's on the perpendicular.
On medium and dark colored fabrics I like to use a Clover White Marking Pen. The line disappears from the heat of an iron.
The quilt sides have kiwi-colored binding. I sew binding to a quilt with batting and backing still attached.
Then, I rotary trim 3/8" from the sewing line, removing the batting and backing.
Time for the thinking cap! It took a little math to figure out how wide to make seven scallops that curve evenly along the quilt top and bottom. From parchment paper I made a pattern and drew onto the fabric following the curve.
For the scalloped binding I cut a stripe on the bias.
With a walking foot, and a slow pace following the marked line, the curves were easy.
The inverted corners took a little more effort. At each one I stopped sewing, pulled the quilt from under the needle, folded and pinned a miter, and then resumed sewing.
Again, I trimmed away batting and backing 3/8" from the stitching.
With the quilt back side up, and laying on my lap and legs, I stitched the binding to the quilt back using a blind stitch.
The inverted miters turned out pretty good!
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