Quilt Border Techniques: Perfect Finishes with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star and Darlene Zimmerman
Quilt Border Techniques: Perfect Finishes with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star and Darlene Zimmerman

Jenny: Hi everybody, it’s Jenny from the
MSQC. And I am here today with Darlene Zimmerman. Hi Darlene, welcome.
Darlene: Thanks, it’s nice to be here. Jenny: Oh it’s just wonderful to have her.
So right at this very moment I’m going to talk a little bit about this quilt behind
us because this is so darling. This is made with Darlene’s fabric line the
Darlene: The ABC Book Jenny: The ABC Book. And this is the panel
that it takes to make that. And this is a darling panel, makes a really cute children’s
quilt. She used one of these roll ups here, 2 ½ inch strips. And this is a free pattern
from Robert Kaufman. And so you can get that in the description box below but that is a
really cool quilt. But Darlene, you’re a superstar in finishes.
Darlene: That’s my favorite thing. Jenny: She’s so good at borders, bindings,
all that kind of stuff. And so we wanted her to come and talk to us. Darlene: So I have an easy way of doing borders
that doesn’t require any math or measuring. Jenny: Oh good. I can’t wait for this. This
is going to help all of us Darlene: Ok so I’ve pieced the border here.
And you can see we’ve got a straight seam. I prefer a straight seam.
Jenny: Oh ok. Darlene: To a diagonal
Jenny: Well I guess you can’t see it much better there either.
Darlene: Because it really doesn’t show that much.
Jenny: Now do you always straight seam? Do you ever diagonal?
Darlene: I rarely diagonal Jenny: I’m the same. I rarely diagonal.
Darlene: Because if you do diagonal, you know where you sew it up at 45 degrees then your
seam is so much longer and I think it disturbs the design and the pattern so much more. And
it takes a lot more fabric. Jenny: It takes more fabric and it this is
just faster and honestly, do you match yours up?
Darlene: You can depending on your fabric. Jenny: I don’t usually because I don’t
think anybody notices. Darlene: Once it’s quilted it disappears.
Jenny: And again I’m not making fancy quilts. You know I’m making quilts to be used and
loved so. Darlene: So let’s do a straight seam and
not waste a lot of fabric. Jenny: Alright. Ok.
Darlene: Then I will take two border lengths, in this case
Jenny: So you cut the size you want first? Darlene: Well and you might need to piece
it Jenny: Well no what I mean is the width you
want? Darlene: Yes the width
Jenny: If you decide you want a six inch border on here then we’re going to, you cut that
fabric. Now this one is short enough that we can get that out of one length with no
seam. Darlene: Right, so here I have two lengths
Jenny: Ok Darlene: And it’s best not to measure with
the edge of your quilt because with handling the edge of your quilt may have stretched.
Jenny: May be distorted Darlene: So measure with a little closer.
And I’m going to show this side because it does not have the selvedge on. And I line
it up here, keep it straight as we go across the quilt. And I have two borders together
so this is going to be my top and bottom border. And I just smooth them together. And then
when I get to this edge I crease it so you can see the
Jenny: Oh yeah Darlene: You can see the line. And then I
cut it like an inch longer just for insurance. Jenny: Ok
Darlene: Then I will pin this to the Jenny: Alright well let’s go ahead and cut
this Darlene: Ok
Jenny: Let’s cut this right here. So about, you don’t measure it
Darlene: No I just Jenny: You just give it a little bit of extra.
Darlene: Just want a little bit of extra because when I have the border sewn on then I want
to straighten it. I don’t want the border pulling in or pulling to one side.
Jenny: Right. So then we’re going to have this piece right here. And we’ll put this
like this. Ok so now show me. I’m kind of taking over and I just don’t want to.
Darlene: Because we’ve smoothed the fabrics together we’re going to keep them together
and we’ll just put in some pins so as we’re sewing it
Jenny: Do you worry about centering it or do you just kind of lay it over and pin it
on. Darlene: Just lay it over and pin it on
Jenny: Perfect. Darlene: But I do pin it because
Jenny: I’ve got some pins Darlene: The sewing machine tends to push
your fabric and it may stretch and pull one fabric more than the other. And then when
you get towards the end you want to just make sure that you’ve come to that crease and
have a little bit extra hanging over. So this way you know that your top and bottom borders
are going to be the exact same size. Jenny: Ok
Darlene: Even if you have to fudge it a little bit. If your quilt has stretched a little
bit you keep the bigger part on the bottom and the feed dogs will automatically ease
it up. Jenny: Right I always say that, baggy bottoms
to the bottom. Darlene: Baggy bottom. So that’s how you
put on a border. Jenny: Now because we’re so magic here we
have this quilt over here. This one is a little bigger, kind of grew quilting. But we have
this quilt over here. And it’s got nice borders cut on it. And one of things she has
that I’m really excited to show you is she has this awesome scalloping tool. And she’s
going to show us how to use this so that we can make a scalloped or a wavy edge. Now on
this quilt back here you can see. See how this waves like this. And I mean it’s just
so cute. She has left her corners square up here but the rest of it is wavy. But also
when you make a simple quilt like this, a scalloped edge will make it oo, ah really
fast. Darlene: Exactly. So if your quilt is less
than wonderful but you want to impress your quilting friends and you need
Jenny: Put a scalloped edge on that Darlene: Exactly. Now a scalloped edge can
look feminine Jenny: Ya
Darlene: But a wavy edge can look masculine Jenny: Oh yes, absolutely.
Darlene: It doesn’t matter Jenny: Absolutely.
Darlene: Because I don’t know whether this baby is going to be a boy or a girl I did
a wavy edge. Jenny: Ok. Perfect.
Darlene: So I’ve got all the bases covered. Ok so I have the scallop tool which allows
you to do scallops from four inches, with a small one. And they do come together in
a package. Of 12 inches with the big one. And everything in between because we need
these to be flexible that we can fudge a little bit.
Jenny: Ya. Darlene: If we need to do that.
Jenny: Absolutely. Darlene: So I’m going to show you how to
mark the edge on this quilt. And first of all you need to and you could do this to a
quilt top. You could mark your scallop in case you wanted the quilt to fit a design
into each of the scallops. But I Jenny: So you would never cut it?
Darlene: I would never cut that shape because Jenny: Before it goes to the quilter.
Darlene: They would hate you for it. Jenny: Yes they would hate you for it. So,
so if you want, like if you want certain quilting in your scallop then you would go ahead and
draw it on there first. That makes really good sense.
Darlene: Exactly. Jenny: That’s a really good tip.
Darlene: Yes because they like that, they like that shape
Jenny: That perimeter Darlene: So they know where to fit the quilting
design. Jenny: I just do edge to edge so I’m all
over the top. Darlene: So then it doesn’t matter.
Jenny: It doesn’t matter. Alright so now how do we, how do we figure this out? I saw
you fold it. Darlene: First of all we need to measure it.
Jenny: Ok Darlene: And don’t worry I’m not going
to make you do that much math. Jenny: Not that much math, my reputation precedes
me. Darlene: 29 inches so that would be 58, correct?
Jenny: Ok Darlene: 58 inches.
Jenny: That was good. That was good math for the morning.
Darlene: Now the next part is very technical. We’re going to just take our finger and
do this. Because you might want little scallops. You might want giant scallops or something
in between. Usually you have in your head an idea of whether you want little ones, big
ones, whatever. So I’m just going to casually count them out. One, two, three, four, five,
six, seven, eight, nine. Ok so we had Jenny: 58
Darlene: 58 divide by nine, let me see Jenny: That would be nine times six is…no
nine times five is Darlene: 45. Nine times six is 54. So it would
come out to Jenny: Nine times six is what? 54, nine times
seven is 63. So we’re right in the middle of that.
Darlene: Yes, so approximately 6 ½ because Jenny: Ok
Darlene: It never comes out evenly. Jenny: No not exactly
Darlene: And it doesn’t need to Jenny: I love that.
Darlene: And these tools are very flexible. You can say, Well it’s close to 6 ½ . It’s
marked in quarter inch intervals but you can round it up to the nearest half or quarter
inch. Jenny: I’m trying to get this flat so you
guys can see this. There we go. Darlene: So here I am. I have it set at
Jenny: Now I love this. Let’s take a look at this because this has like little slits
Darlene: And it locks in place. Jenny: And it locks in place so that, so that’s
really helpful. That is fun. I didn’t see that when you first had it out so it was like
a little squirrel caught my attention. Darlene: So now we start marking right at
the corner. And we want to start right at this edge. We can mark
Jenny: Now do you put this here or do you start it, I mean
Darlene: We want to start it like this Jenny: Ok
Darlene: And we want this right to the edge. This goes right to the side edge. And this
amount should be about the same. You can measure it
Jenny: Alright let’s move this up here so we can make sure that everybody can see this.
Darlene: We could measure this amount or we could just eyeball it
Jenny: Ok Darlene: I prefer to eyeball it
Jenny: Alright so then we’re drawing those on.
Darlene: Yes and you want to use like a washable or iron out marker. This is the friction pen.
Jenny: And again you’re going to, so you make sure that little edges stay about the
same and this stays, the top of the scallop stays right at the edge of the quilt.
Darlene: So now I just start and mark the next one and so on. But I don’t mark all
the way across because I might have to fudge a little bit in the middle because of our
division problem. The one simple division problem did not come out
Jenny: My simple division Darlene: Perfectly
Jenny: I really can multiply and divide, just so you know.
Darlene: But we want to be able to fudge this in the middle. Ok now I would start from the
other end and work towards the middle and then one or two scallops in the middle.
Jenny: Put the Darlene: Just a tiny bit smaller
Jenny: Oh ok Darlene: Or a little bit bigger. Whatever
it takes to even them out. And no one will ever know.
Jenny: Right. Darlene: As long as you keep it similar. Now
we marked one edge but usually quilts are rectangular so our other edge is going to
measure a different size Jenny: A different measurement, ok
Darlene: So it makes Jenny: Ok so when you go on this edge now,
do you do the same thing? Do you start with this?
Darlene: Well first we have to do the measurement again.
Jenny: Oh ok. Darlene: And do the dividing. But it makes
sense if we had, I forgot how many scallops we had. But we may need to add or subtract
Jenny: Six Darlene: A few scallops
Jenny: Oh, ok. Jenny: Now tell me, do you have any tricks
to doing the binding? Darlene: Well number one, it has to be bias.
Jenny: Ok. Yes anytime you go around a curve, it’s got to be on the bias.
Darlene: It’s got to be bias Jenny: Now bias just means that it’s on
the 45 degree angle of the fabric. Darlene: Exactly.
Jenny: So it’s not terribly hard. But show us, what do you usually do? How do you do
your bias? Darlene: Well you start with whatever size
piece of fabric and you have to have it opened up, ok?
Jenny: Alright. Now I usually start with a half a yard. Do you or does it matter?
Darlene: Half a yard will give you quite a bit of binding.
Jenny: Ya half a yard gives you 280 inches of bias binding.
Darlene: Wow. Yes, so half yard is plenty. We have more than that here but it doesn’t
matter. And what you need to do is cut a 45 degree angle off. And you have a ruler here.
Jenny: I do. Darlene: It doesn’t have to be a huge one
but it does need to have 45 degree markings no matter what brand of ruler you use you
will have a 45. So I would line that up on the cut edge here or else here. It doesn’t
matter. That’s going to give you your 45 and then I will cut the corner off. Put this
aside for scraps. So then it’s going to look like this. And then you can continue
cutting your binding. Just cut, cut, cut and sew them together.
Jenny: Oh that’s very cool. Now if you’re left handed you’re going to start from the
other side. Darlene: Exactly.
Jenny: Alright. So that’s, that’s for those like me. Because I’m like, Wait I’m
not sure this is going to, you know. Darlene: Right so you would just start at
the opposite corner and work this way. Jenny: Alrighty. Now when you go to sew on
your binding. Darlene: And by the way I cut a single binding
for this because Jenny: That’s right you told me that.
Darlene: A single binding is going to work much better as you go around those curves.
It’s, the double binding tends to twist and pull and stitch differently. But a single
binding will just lay down nicely. And in the V where the fabrics come together you
don’t want too much fabric in there. And that’s where the single binding comes in
handy. And people say to me, But it’s going to wear out, oh no. And I say, Well don’t
you give your quilts away? Jenny: It can wear out with someone else.
Darlene: If you do, it’s not your problem. Jenny: Oh that’s terrible.
Darlene: It’s not your problem. Jenny: That’s terrible. I still do a double
binding because mine are just washed and washed and washed but, and when I get to this middle
part, you have a special way of doing that. Darlene: Yes I pivot there
Jenny: Oh ok. Darlene: But now you would do something different.
Jenny: I do do something different. So when I get this, this middle part right here. So
I’m just going to cut this, even though I haven’t basted it because I am going to
put a scallop on here like this. And so this is how your scallop is going to look, that
little, that little pivot in there. And I will sew my binding on here and when I get
to this part I just pull it as straight as I can get it and sew it straight across. And
then when you let that go, it makes its own pleat
Darlene: Right. Jenny: And so for me that works, that works
really easily. But you know a lot of people worry about that, you know that little flap.
And you, you do, she just does like a little layover fold there. And because it’s single
fold, it lays down really nice. Darlene: It, it folds really nice and looks
nice front and back Jenny: So basically what we’re trying to
tell you is there’s more than one way to do this. You know there’s lots of ways to
do borders and bindings and things like that. This is just another way, another, another
help for you if you will so you can finish your project.
Darlene: Try things. Jenny: Absolutely
Darlene: But it is key to have a bias binding, a straight you will not
Jenny: It will not work on a curve. Darlene: It just will not.
Jenny: If you’re going to, if you have straight edges use a straight binding. If you have
curved edges you have to have a binding that curves. So that is key.
Darlene: Now one more trick I’d like to share is how to do the wavy edge
Jenny: Oh ok, let’s show that. Great idea. Darlene: Ok so here’s our
Jenny: We’ve got it prepped Darlene: And I just, I’m just going to pretend
that I’ve done the measurement and I’m at 7 ½. It doesn’t matter what size you
have. And I would start marking the exact same way, right to the edge.
Jenny: Alright let’s come over here to the middle again and make sure we can see that.
Darlene: Ok you’ve marked one. Now the second one would normally go like this
Jenny: For a scallop Darlene: But we’re going to just flip it
over Jenny: Just flip it over and it makes
Darlene: Oh gosh that’s so hard Jenny: I know, that was really cool. I don’t
know how she is going to do this. Darlene: But we want that measurement to stay
the same there. So we mark our inner curve and then we go back to this and mark the other
curve. Jenny: Oh that is really cool. That is really
cool. Darlene: Oh this is so hard. And people really
like binding this edge because they don’t have the V.
Jenny: There’s no point. And I love to use this for a boy’s quilt. It makes a boy’s
quilt, you know, it oo ahs it up as well. That is awesome.
Darlene: And it just gives your quilt that extra wow factor.
Jenny: It does Darlene: And you think, oh that’s so hard
but it really isn’t. It literally takes you five or ten minutes to mark the quilt
for a scallop or wavy edge and it’s no sweat. Jenny: That actually makes it a lot easier.
And, and these kind of quilts, these block quilts, people love these. I think people
overlook these. But they love them because they’re not afraid to use them. It represents
comfort to them. They can throw it in the car. They can wrap up in it and watch television.
You know, I mean this, this makes, it just makes a nice quilt. And then this added makes
it so much Darlene: It adds so much. And if you’re
scared to try it on a real quilt get yourself some pre quilted fabric and just practice.
Jenny: And then you’ll wish you’d done it on the real quilt because it will be perfect.
Darlene: Exactly. Jenny: So we hope you enjoyed this today.
We taught you how to put on a border, how to make a scalloped edge, how to make a wavy
edge. Thanks so much for doing this Darlene: You’re so welcome. I really enjoyed
my stay here. Jenny: That’s awesome. We’ve got to figure
out how to finish up our projects. We’ve got some, some works in progress don’t we?
Darlene: Too many Jenny: And there’s something. So we hope
you enjoyed tutorial today on finishing up your quilts from the MSQC.

86 thoughts on “Quilt Border Techniques: Perfect Finishes with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star and Darlene Zimmerman”

  1. Helen Reidt says:

    Interesting tutorial Jenny, but I think I will stay with my own system. ☺

  2. Jasmine Gomez-Zavala says:

    you never disappoint.

  3. Beth Cooley says:

    i would have loved to see how she does single binding; both sides.

  4. Mom Grandma says:

    I would use a piece of paper the depth and length of the border, fold it in half again and again to the desired size of the scallops I want, cut a half moon shape on one side, open it up, lay it on the border and trace the scallops.

  5. Jodi Santillan says:

    Oh goodness, I have got to get that ABC panel! Too darn cute ❤️

  6. Cindy Burgess says:

    Jenni? What do you mean you don't make fancy quilts lol? Your my kinda quilter and sewer no rules just basics and all you make is top notch in my books!

  7. complexify1 says:

    Great tutorial! Darlene is cute! Thanks for your time. I've never thought of doing a scalloped edged quilt.

  8. ledmo90 says:

    I love this! I'm the same way trying to figure out math!!!❤️❤️❤️

  9. Diane Johanson says:

    Have to try a wavy border on my next quilt. So pretty.

  10. Nanna Liz says:

    What is a single binding?

  11. Ириша Колтакова says:

    Очень хочется чтобы был перевод на русский язык

  12. All Quilted Together LLC says:

    Thanks for the special guest Jenny! I met Darlene at fall market a couple of years ago and she is a super special lady! I enjoyed Darlene's unexpected humor with you!!! I'm a math nerd 🤓

  13. Lea Blakney says:

    Well you two are just so fun together! Great tutorial. I'm going to use the wavy border on my next baby quilt. Thanks so much.

  14. Becky Petersen says:

    Thanks for doing this. I definitely want to try something fun on a quilt border in the near future!

  15. Andrew Shaw says:

    It would be nice to see the binding put on the scalloped edge and the wavy edge. It was a great tutorial, always interesting

  16. Julie Rhodes says:

    As a beginner in quilting, I would have like to be shown how to put the binding on the scallop edging.

  17. Cecilia Nyberg says:

    As always is so relaxing and creative moment when I see your videos Jenny…you can not imagine how much do I admire the way of you teach and make your guests to do it easy for us. You are my quilting teacher and because of you and your wonderful videos I discovered that I love this! Have a warm, colorful and lovely spring! I hope I can visit your store some day!

  18. Catherine C says:

    You'r funny with " Math " It's so easy with " cm" …… Thank You very much Jenny for your help and your happiness

  19. Valerie J Garrison says:

    !!! THANK YOU !!! This has been added as one of my favorite MSQC videos!

  20. Bonita Nance says:

    this came at the right time. No more scallop or wave intimidation. I love your tutorials. I can feel the fun each and every time I view one. thx so much.

  21. Joyce Anglin Miller says:

    I don't want to sound stupid but as a beginner quilter I need to ask what is the difference between double and single binding? I'm not understanding the difference. I love scalloped edges on quilts and really want to learn how to do them. One of the quilts I sleep under was made in 1930 and it has a scalloped edge and has held up all these years so I'm guessing it has a double binding?

  22. rene gonen says:

    that quilt is spectacular!

  23. Linda Kochis says:

    Love this quilt would love to make it for my granddaughter! Jenny I agree with the other tutorials you make beautiful quilts that are fancy. Thank you for your hard work which you always make "look" fun and easy. I say look because for me it's all hard but I persist.

  24. Linda Deutscher says:

    Great Video! It's always fun to have instructional insight videos for different aspects of quilting.

  25. Dana Crocco says:

    I never leave negative comments, but I just can't help myself this time. I am appalled at the comment by the guest that using a single binding is fine because when you give your quilts away and the binding wears out "it's not your problem"! What??? No, no no! We make our quilts with pride and CARE if the binding wears out. I want my quilts to be handed down over generations. I always use double binding unless it's a wall hanging that will rarely be washed. I do curved and scalloped borders all the time and never ever have a problem with a double binding. You notice that Jenny says she always uses a double binding! If you are making a quilt to be used, loved, washed and passed down to generations, always used double binding!!!

  26. Cheryl May says:

    Thanks so much, I'm going to try this on my next quilt for my new grandson.

  27. Cindy Holman says:

    ABC panel is still available here: https://www.fatquartershop.com/my-abc-book-vintage-alphabet-book-quilt-panel

  28. Ruth Drews says:

    Jenny/Darlene….does the 33/4 backing material include what is needed for the border/binding? I'm new to quilting so I may have some pretty naive questions….LOL

  29. Alaina Pickering says:

    I know it's the competition but Missouri Star is out of the ABC Book panel…. the Fat Quarter shop has them for anyone interested in making this quilt.

  30. Peggy wilson dobbs says:

    What is a single binding? And Please show how you do a single binding.

  31. Doby Carter says:

    can a cardboard cutout be used to make the wave pattern or scalloped edges

  32. Eve Ward says:

    I'm sorry, I'm havng issues with the Robert Kaufman PDF. It doesn't want to load. Can you help me pls?

  33. Ella Macleod says:

    thank you for doing this video. I had alot of issues with the last border I did. I will try this next quilt for sure

  34. Susan Mei says:

    Ok. Just when she was showing how to do the long edges of the quilt, your super enthusiastic editor chopped that part right out! Not nice! How do you.line up the sides with the ends? And how do you work out the math to make the scollops the same size? Inquiring minds want to know. We'd rather watch a longer video and really learn how to do something, rather than just see a quick overview, and be left wondering how to make it work out. Thank you.

  35. Julia Thornburg says:

    I am screaming on the inside! I placed 3 of these panels in my cart several weeks ago — and now they are out of stock. I LOVE THIS FABRIC, this pattern and tutorial is perfect.

  36. Bonnie Lopez says:

    Slow down and don't take over for your guest.

  37. Cauleen Ohman says:

    Wait!  How do you do the corners?!!!  What if you want the corners to be scallops?  Do you start each corner with the tool lined up with the corner itself and then work outward?  Will it mess up your proportions?  I waited the whole video waiting to see a corner but never caught so much as a glimpse.  Don't leave us hanging! lol

  38. Rebecca Conn says:

    No fancy quilts? Pshaw! I see fancy beautiful quilts every time. I also want my quilts used a dragged around by my kids and grandkids. Linus is okay by me. Even better, my family thinks these are fancy quilts and all want an heirloom quilt from gram (and Jenny).

  39. Karla Walker says:

    As a novice quilter, I would like to see a part 2 to this video with actual sewing and cutting of the scallop and wavy borders. Thank you!

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  41. April Buckland says:

    Could you please do a tutorial on this quilt?!!!! I know that there is a free download, however I would rather watch Jenny teach it to us. Thanks!

  42. Ilene Martin says:

    Too much talking and not enough teaching! You both talked about bias binding on the scalloped/wavy quilts but you never SHOWED HOW to do it! Jenny, your tutorials are much more informative when you're alone.

  43. Jena Pope says:

    You ladies have so much fun. I love a quilt you use for naps, picnics, bedding, etc…… I tell everyone I give a quilt to " please just use it ".

  44. Berta Sergeant says:

    That is adorable! Love the trick of just inverting the edge of the scallop and it gives you a great wavy border, so cute!

  45. Myrna Symes says:

    Jennie, I love you but your interaction with Darlene Zimmerman was nerve wracking. You constantly interrupted her and acted like she was not competent. She deserves an apology.

  46. Linda - Beauty in Decay Explorations says:

    Thank you for helping us lefties!! lol

  47. Tam2 says:

    Thank you for the fun video – Darlene is a hoot too! 💕

  48. gladtidings4all says:

    Jenny I need to learn how to cut measure and apply the back piece of the top quilt top.

  49. EB says:

    Jenny I absolutely love your videos. Have learnt quite a lot.

  50. ChildofGod777 says:

    When will you guys restock the My ABC BOOK- ALPHABET VINTAGE PANEL?

  51. Jackie Wilcock says:

    Jenny, You are sold out of the ABC panel and jelly roll that goes with this free pattern I just down loaded can you tell me when you will be more in – I would appreciate that. Jackie

  52. Ann Otlewski says:

    What is single vs double binding?

  53. Debbie Moten says:

    Hi Jenner what the word my blocks are coming apart how do I prevent this

  54. Debbie Moten says:

    Sorry jenni

  55. Citadelmom2012/mjstarnes says:

    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻Thank you so much for this video! This beginning quilter just learned so much in 16.58 minutes! 😁

  56. linda pucillo says:

    WOW! You made this look so easy. I have only been quilting a little over a year, and absolutely fell in love with his craft. Due to my inexperience , I don't know what a single fold binding is. How do you make this? Any chance of an explanation or demo of this? I was taught to make a double fold binding. Also, where do we find the ruler you are using? Love your tutorials, and have become a fabric junkie due to your daily deals!!!! Thanks so much for the tutorials. I have learned a lot.

  57. Anne Nytes says:

    how to finish your quilt

  58. Janet Hillearyy says:

    I love this quilt! What jelly roll was used?

  59. spazz momma says:

    Thank you for a great tutorial and a great time. You have a wonderful sense of humor Jenny and help me make beautiful quilts.

  60. e2cmmm says:


  61. Clothilda Rohling says:

    I will never read the comments again. She was nice enough to give those of us that want to quilt, not make templates, a plan and when you are in front of a camera you may say something that didn't come out exactly right. Negative, negative. How sad

  62. Nancy Teschner says:

    I love watching your tutorials. You just do a perfect job and with easy directions, especially because I too am left-handed and to watch videos about something I love to do by a fellow left-hander is an absolute blessing.

  63. Sally Semrau says:

    Im confused because I have watched many videos and she even shows how to do the boarder with an angle? Just agreeing with the guest- glad im not a subbie!0

  64. Elizabeth Nelson says:

    I was with you completely until the section on bias binding. I am not familiar enough with the terms to know what "single binding" means. Of course I understand the words, but what I don't get is how you can get a finished edge without the fold (and I am assuming we're going for a machine-stitched binding). Does "single binding" require hand stitching?

  65. Andrea Viverito says:

    You Go Jenny, show her how it's done.

  66. Andrea Viverito says:

    Oh, but Darlene has you on the scallops.

  67. Andrea Viverito says:

    Okay Jenny, good point about the slits.

  68. Linda Onash says:

    anybody know where to get this fabric, especially the Alphabet panel? Out of stock on sites above. 🙁

  69. Ann Cantlin says:

    I have a quilt that needs 12 inches All around , any help I can get would be great

  70. Cathy Wilson says:

    This is a tutorial I have went back to. Helpful and I like that she is so low key. Good to know about the necessity of the bias binding for the scalloped edge

  71. Donna Richey says:

    I don't understand a single binding and a double binding. I am new so that is why I am asking.

  72. blebecky says:

    I'm glad I read down through all the comments and found MSQC's link to Jenny's own tutorial on scalloped edging and binding. I agree that the guest threw this tutorial off a lot by not showing how to do the second edge's scallop markings as well as the various offhand comments.

  73. blebecky says:

    I do have a question: does bias binding cut as one complete strip (the tube spiral way) lie better than the bias binding that is cut in strips and sewn together?

  74. Pamela Sherman says:

    Such a kick doing the math. I was identifying with you and chuckling

  75. carylanne rosten says:

    OMG I bet y'all had sooooo much fun together. great info and a few laughs. TY Jenny and Darlene.

  76. KoalaSez says:

    UGH!!! Single binding because you give your quilts away so it's their problem????? Well, after that comment, Darlene Zimmerman is no "superstar" of quilt finishes to me. Terrible off-hand comment. Love Jenny though [as always].

  77. Marika Kotze says:

    Jenny, how do you use your backing as your binding like one you explained in a baby quilt. I cant find that quilt again. Your explanations are the best of everybody on You Tube. I just love your quilts and your nature

  78. figgy 709 says:

    Someone else's problem? The quilt YOU made? Just stop making quilts….. Waste of fabric imo. Shame

  79. Selena Edwards says:

    Disappointed did not show how to attach side flat Square borders on side of quilt

  80. Dolores Boule says:

    thanks, Jenny

  81. Mariette Forget says:

    Thank you very much to both of you! 😎🌸

  82. Irena Mangone says:

    Love those colours. Also the tutorial.

  83. L Parks says:

    I wish they showed how they did the other side at the corner when start other side after marking one side.

  84. ChevyDude65 ChevyDude65 says:

    They're both great teachers. Zimmerman is almost scary on some things! She's got a special kind of genius!

  85. Joy Parker says:


  86. Sherrie Baker says:

    I love the scalloping tool she has. So easy!

  87. ginna ricci says:

    Jenni!!! You rude with this women.

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