Blanket Stitch Scallops

This stitch uses the blanket stitch to make half-moon shaped shapes. Usually, it is done as an edging stitch. After making the blanket stitch scallops, the outer side of the fabric is carefully cut away, leaving the projected (convex) part of the scallops to edge the fabric.

You need to know the running stitch and the blanket stitch to be able to continue with this tutorial.

Fig 1: Begin by making a waved row of running stitch. This running stitch will provide a base to work the blanket stitch over. The running stitch runs from A to B. Fig 2: Now, turn the fabric around. Our blanket stitch will now begin from the other end of the running stitch row, that is, B.
When doing the blanket stitch, keep the running stitch in between and take the needle in and out as close as possible to the running stitch.
Fig 3: A finished portion of the blanket stitch scallops look like this. If this stitch is used as an edging, the top fabric (fabric above the projected part of the scallops) can be cut away carefully, without damaging the stitches.
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14 Responses

  1. Lynn Spencer United States Google Chrome Windows says:

    Sarah…so glad I found you! I have two questions for you:
    1, what is the best way to make your scallops even? Do you use a template?
    2. When you say ‘projected’ part of the scallop, do you mean the edge where the needle is coming out in image 2?

    • sarah India Google Chrome Windows says:

      Hi Lynn,

      Thanks for using our tutorials, and we welcome any queries.

      1. The best way to make the scallops even is to use a template. In the illustration, I had used a template to draw over the fabric and stitched the running stitch over it.

      2. Yes, the `projected` part of the scallops is the area where the knots of the blanket stitch falls. Sometimes, it is a little tricky to explain the pictures in words! 😀

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