If you missed my first series, you can find the post here. In that post, we cut and stitched our ties together. In this post, we'll put on our backing.
If you will recall, this is where we left off with the ties all stitched together.
Now we'll stitch this piece onto our backing. I chose a lightweight muslin to avoid excess bulk in the points.
You want a muslin piece large enough to accommodate the dresden. Place the dresden on the muslin right side down.
Then take it to your machine and start stitching around the perimeter with a scant 1/4" seam. When you get to the valleys, stop at the seam line where the ties are stitched together. I couldn't get a close up of this, but if you look closely, you can see my needle right at that seam allowance below.
And this is a close up after it is all stitched. See how my outer stitch line is right on that seam allowance where the ties are joined? (bottom right of the pic)
Now trim away the muslin even with your ties. I have a bit of puckering but not to worry, it won't be a problem once we turn.
Now clip your point very close to the seam allowance but not through it.
Now use something with a point to poke out those points. I used the blunt side of this bamboo stick then with very light pressure use it to push out your points. Don't do this with a lot of pressure, since you could poke a hole right through your work.
And this is what you should have now.
In the next series, we'll attach the center circle to cover that hole. I
came up with a really easy way to get a perfect circle with a 1/4"
hem. Stay tuned.