There are options to finishing the final edge of a vintage piece depending on how it will be displayed/used. If it’s been quilted on a background of colored fabric, batting and backing, a simple standard binding application would work fine.
Further info on the above piece may be found here.
The current vintage piece in progress will have the supporting sandwich removed so that the linen’s scalloped edge will be the final edge. Since the piece really won’t experience hard wear, I could just leave the remaining raw edges as is but I decided to use a narrow satin ribbon to cover those edges. Done by hand, it’s a very simple application……..with one hint that I’ve found most helpful. When stitching anything onto a foundation fabric (either by machine or hand stitching), always stitch the inner curve first, then the outer. Trust me……it’s much easier! Especially, as in this case, I’m stitching a non-bias ribbon on to a curved/scalloped edge.
A finished back view……….
Next up………a vintage “orphan” block. Please, stop back………….