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    Question Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

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    Hi there! Need some opinions/guidence.... i made a dresden starburst, but i want to make it into a table topper. If i fuse it to a piece of fusible fleece and then put right sides together with a backing and sew 1/4 around, do you think that would turn out?Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    Is that an opening in the center? If so, I would cover it in some way BEFORE turning. If you are talking about sewing all the way around, leaving an opening on the outside edge, and then turning, yes it will work. Just be careful when stitching the points and when changing direction at the intersection between the plates. Also, before you turn right side out, make a small snip at the intersection, just don't cut into your stitching, and trim the points off When you turn it will lay nice and flat. After pressing and top stitching, it will look great. I am talking about stitching around the outside.
    Hope this makes sense.

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    yes, thats the opening in the center where a circle would be added later. My thought was to leave that open, and turn it right side out through that opening. Which would be easier than leaving an opening on the edge.

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    Hi, sorry I can't help, just wanted to say your Dresden Starburst looks lovely. What pattern did you follow?

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    Following for pattern info. Beautiful!

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    I recently did a few Dresden table toppers. This is the tutorial I used for turning them: http://thesewingfools.com/tutorials/...-table-topper/

    It took a couple toppers to get the look I wanted. The first topper had fat, bumpy points. Then I used a thin and slightly stiff batting (it is probably a batting made for a wall hanging or maybe a bag) and trimmed VERY close to the edges before I turned it inside out. Getting the points to be pointy was a learning process for me, but I did finally accomplish it to my satisfaction.

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    I made the Checkered Dresden for Christmas and just appliqued it to a piece of felt. I did needle turn applique and cut the felt slightly larger than the Dresden.
    Quilters never die, they just go batts.

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    Quote Originally Posted by MaryUK View Post
    Hi, sorry I can't help, just wanted to say your Dresden Starburst looks lovely. What pattern did you follow?
    It is the Starburst Dresden from Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    You are exactly right, you can easily turn through that opening. Don't know what I was thinking....I have made a lot of them doing that very thing. Some days those "senior moments" just run amok!!

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    Default Re: Dresden Starburst Table Topper help

    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy224 View Post
    You are exactly right, you can easily turn through that opening. Don't know what I was thinking....I have made a lot of them doing that very thing. Some days those "senior moments" just run amok!!
    Lol!! I do the same, i have "moments"

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