Our 4th & final part in the THURSDAY APPLES & QUILTS is another fruity fabric table topper……yes, yes, I know… I was determined to make a dent in my stash! We are giving you both Part 3 & Part 4 today……BONUS……as we had to make room for an additional post……yes, exciting things coming up.
A 2 1/2 inch black cotton border was added and the quilt top was sandwiched with batting & backing. Quilting was done using the Acufeed Flex Ditch Quilting foot using a decorative stitch in the stitch and between the fruity print and black border – a variegated green & yellow cotton thread was used.
SCALLOP BINDING: The binding was similar to the PIPED binding featured in Part 3 last Thursday 18th September, except that instead of the piping, a scallop trim is applied to the binding strips before it is sewed onto the quilt. The scallop trim is simple to make: cut bias strips of the apple print fabric, fold them wrong sides together and stitch the folded edge with a blind hem stitch with maximum thread tension to create the distinct scallop edge. Refer to the blog post on 22 August 2014 to see another use of this same scallop trim (Blog post : Summer Sewing Part 3). Full instructions of how to do this scallop binding may be found on the Ricky Tim’s Grand Finale DVD I referred to in Part 3 of Thursday Apple Quilts.
Alternatively, store bought ric-rac can be used instead of the scallop trim made with a blind hem stitch on our Janome sewing machines. The ric-rac can either be sewed to the binding or can also be tucked under the binding when it is turned over to sew down. Both options look really sharp.