Terrific Tip Tuesday: Sewing to the Edge


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!!
xo LC

5 thoughts on “Terrific Tip Tuesday: Sewing to the Edge

  1. I love it! Love this fabric too…..wish I could do a “share contact” with your brain like we do on the I-phone. I will never catch up!

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