A wavy edge adds a lot of interest to a border. In this case I only scalloped the bottom edge. This is my swap project so I can't show all of it but I will later.
I do have a ruler that makes scallops but I was afraid to use it for a while. You can use a plate as a template. The paper template above was sent to me by Lisa. She's got such a fabulous blog and has made scalloped edges on several of her quilts. You can see her quilts here and here. And she blogs about making your own template here. She posts lots of hints and instructions about so many subjects.
I had some curious comments about my "citrus water" mention from last week. When I don't want to wash a quilt to make it pucker up , I take a wet towel or washcloth and pour a little citrus sizing (above) on the wet towel and then put the towel/washcloth in the dryer with the dry quilt. It makes the stitching pucker up and smell great at the same time. I'm sure there are other ways to do this. You can also use a dryer sheet, of course with a wet towel. The sizing comes in lavender too. I'm not sure it makes a huge difference what you use to freshen up the quilt and make it slightly pucker but it is easier than completely washing something and I don't always want a "washed" look to a quilt that will be hung or used as a table topper.
I wrapped up my swap items, packed them up and got them shipped to someone fun. I can't wait until she gets them.
This was really fun Stephanie. Thanks for inviting me to participate in the Time for Tea swap.
I'm working on an Easter project this week. Shelbie brought me peeps this weekend and it got me in the mood for spring and Easter. I'll show you tomorrow what I'm working on. And I did get my tax preparation accomplished. Yayy. Now I can sew without guilt.