In order to stabilize the compromised fabric while also keeping it supple, I chose to make a batted backing unit to top stitch onto the back of the scroll. Here are the steps that this process required.
Scroll Laid atop Batting
Cutouts and Orientation Marked on Batting
Cut Out Circular Areas
Place Batting onto Backing
Cut the Backing to Match the Batting
Backing Fully Cut to Match Batting
Stitch around the Backing and Batting Unit.
Leave Opening to Turn Fabric Right Side Out
. Turn under Area Left Open for Turning. Pin Backing/Batting Unit to Back of Scroll
Stitch Very Close to the Edge of the Batting/Backing Unit
Free Motion Quilting Partially Completed.
To be continued...