Turned-edge appliqué creates beautiful results but it does present some challenges. So far, we have addressed marking the lines and turning under the seam allowance. But just because we know four ways to technically turn under the seam allowance, that may not be the real challenge. The real challenge may be achieving smooth curves or handling inside points, outside points, circles, or skinny stems. So let’s dig a little deeper and discover how to attain a perfect smooth turned edge.
Carla A. Canonico is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, QUILTsocial.com, and KNITmuch.com.