Top tip when paper piecing our Dresden Plates:
When folding the fabric over the paper piece edge, DO NOT fold it over at the bottom/base of the petals! Because the circle paper pieces are ‘appliqued’ on top it can be a very tight fit, and therefore not folding the fabric over at the base eliminates problems when sewing on the circle. When folding the fabric around the ’round end’ of the petal make sure to make very small tacking stitches and smooth the fabric over the edge after each stitch (sounds more difficult than it is). And always remember: Practice makes perfect curves!