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Add style, personality and little sassy chic to your decorating with Scallop Sew Easy by Marie Seroskie. Detailed how-to instructions make it fun and simple to create delightful pillows, valances, placemats, decorator towels and more.


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Cover Scallop Sew Easy

Scallops Sew Easy
Love to Quilt ....

Author: Marie Seroskie
Pages: 79
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: American Quilter's Society
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4E0815

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Learn how you can add style, personality, and a little sassy chic by simply adding scallops.

  • Detailed how-to instructions make it easy .. easy ... easy. No math. No mystery!
  • Fun and simple techniques provide endless possibilities for making just the right scallops for any project.
  • Spark your imagination with these delightful pillows, valances, placemats, decorator towels and more. Great for your home and great for gifts.


Author Marie SeroskieAbout the Author

Marie's interest in quilting began in the late '70s. While tent camping in Vermont with her husband, Jim, she would visit quilt shops and bring back a book or two to the campsite. Finally in the early '80s the quilt bug bit hard. In those days Marie only had the weekends to quilt since she had a demanding full-time job.

In 1986, Marie retired after 30 years in the educational system. Of course, as is typical with new quilters, the first quilts were gifts for others. One quilt, a double bed-sized quilt (lap-quilted) is still a reminder of those early quilts.

Marie began teaching quilting in Florida in 1987, at craft and quilt shops. That led to her designing original patterns for classes. As the demand grew to have them available on the commercial market, Katie's Tulip became her first published pattern in 1990. Since then she has published over 40 original patterns. It was also in 1990 that Marie started her own business under the name of Katie Lane Quilts. Katie Lane was the name of the street she and her husband lived on in Orlando, Florida.

Between teaching, lecturing, designing and publishing patterns as well as a self-published book, Stained Glass Techniques-Art Work in Fabric, the business kept growing. Jim was the computer guru who not only helped with graphics but was also the editor. Being an engineer, no sentence went unread.

Marie has also appeared on Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson and on America Sews with Sue Hausman. She has written articles that appeared in Traditional Quiltworks and The Professional Quilter. Katie Lane Quilts Radial Rules have been featured in Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Miniature Quilts and Quilting Today. The original Scallop Radial Rule was featured in the book Notions ... Over 50 Great Gadgets You Can't Live Without by Taunton Press.

After Marie's husband retired in 2001, they, along with Katie Lane Quilts, moved to Amherst, New Hampshire. People call them the '"reverse snowbirds" and Marie finds the seasonal changes and small town life a source of inspiration not only for her patterns, but for the very soul of her being. For the curious, the winter months are just as much appreciated as the other seasons.

Table of Contents

Debunking the Scallop Myths 6
Easy Techniques for Perfect Scallops 8
Design Considerations 8
Gathering Your Tools 10
3 Easy Steps to Scalloping Success 10
The Art of Fudging 16
Preview Your Scalloped Edge with Freezer Paper 19
Easy Finishing Techniques 20
No Sweat Mitered Corners 25
Drafting Your Own Custom Scallop Templates 26
Scallop Templates 27
Projects: 29
Paris Rendezvous 30
Call Lily 34
Dogwood Table Runner 42
Scalloped Table Runner 48
Double Scalloped Placemat 50
Decorator Towels 53
Scalloped Coasters 57
Margaritaville Coaster Dock 60
Scalloped Swag Valance 61
Rose 63
Descending Scallop Valance 64
Denim Valance 66
Denim Pillow 68
I Love Paris Pillow 71
Scalloped Sheets and Pillowcases 75
Resources 78
About the Author 79

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