In June of 2011 I took several classes with Deloa Jones.  Amongst the many things I learned was how to use her Rope-A-Dope tool for creating a rope border. Click on the “rope tool for web (below) see a video of her explaining how to use the template and how to turn the corners.

rope tool for web

rope tool

Deloa Jones' 2" Rope-A-Dope tool