Perfect Your Skills: Rickrack | Staff Blog

Perfect Your Skills: Rickrack

Each month, learn a fun trick or tip to make your quilting easier and more polished! This month, learn how to join rickrack ends when you’re using them in a quilt!


When adding rickrack to the pieced block, the goal is to make the scallop pattern of the rickrack appear continuous so the join is nearly invisible.


To achieve this look, ease in the loose rickrack tails at the beginning and end of stitching so they finish with perfectly overlapping scallops. Fold one rickrack tail back on itself in the middle of a outer-facing scallop.


Pull excess rickrack into seam allowance and pin.


Repeat with remaining rickrack tail. Stitch rickrack in place, then trim excess.