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Scalloped edge on quilted silk

georgiagg | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I am making a jacket with patch work lightweight silk.  This quilted silk is loosly “hand?” stitched.  To hold the 3 layers together I decided to embroider flowers with my XL5000.  It is giving the extra hold for the layers and brightens the look.  I have a question about the finishing edge down the front opening and hem of the bottom and sleeve.  I would like to do a scallop edge on it rather than seaming and turning it.  I stitched a scallop edge on a scrap and then cut the fabric away.  Disappointed with the results as the batting shows.  Does any one have any suggestions? 


  1. suesew | | #1

    This sounds really interesting. Can you eliminate the batting from the last half inch before you do the scalloping?

    1. georgiagg | | #2

      I will try to remove the batting and see how that works with a tearaway stablizer.  I will let you know how it worked.

  2. SewTruTerry | | #3

    Why not use a bias trim to cover the scallops? That is if you have enough of the fabric left over to do this.  If you don't have enough of one fabric it may even look good if you pieced several of the fabrics together to get a striped effect or something larger like a color blocked edge.  I hope this helps and hope you will post some pictures when you have it done.

  3. mem1 | | #4

    It sounds lovely. I would bind the edge into scallops or perhaps you could create a new edge with two layers of silk cut on the cross and extending beyond the edge of the batting and then use you machine to do embroidered scallops along the raw edges..

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