Saturday, November 25, 2023

Swag Borders


Recently noticed this swag border anchored by hearts
in a mid-19th-century quilt in an online auction. I
 hadn't seen that border with the hearts before.
Notice it's only along one side; on the other three sides
 the swag is pinned with a circle.
Print this pattern out for a 9" swag.
That could be useful.

I've got a small idea file for scalloped/swag borders:

Some of which have odd numbers of scallops.

And some even.
Double scallops

Seamstresses in Baltimore often added a dogtooth appliqued edge.

What sewing show-offs they were!

1 comment:

  1. With it being on one side only...a secret message to whoever slept on that side of the bed?