It’s time for another Terrific Tip Tuesday! I love Dresden plates!! Here’s a tip to get a clean edge. I like to machine piece the wedges and then hand appliqué the Dresden plate down. Start by cutting the wedges.
Sew a 1/4″ seam across the top with right sides together. Turn the tip inside out. Voila!
Put right sides together.
Using your 1/4″ foot, start sewing about 1/2″ from the edge using back stitch.
When you get to the edge, begin stitching forward to the bottom of the wedge.
Your thread tails will be 1/2″ from the edge.
And you’ll have a clean edge for appliqué!
This is a great technique any time you don’t want your thread tails peeking out. I do the same thing when I’m leaving an opening in the lining of a bag.
Happy Tuesday Sewing!!