Instead of wire, I offer three alternatives, I have used heavy duty fusible shaping that people use for making bowls and 3D objects. That can be found in the fusible section at your fabric store. That will hold the shape. I have experimented with using super size plastic cable ties. They can be found...
I am making a quilted lotus leaf and want to put wire in edges to make it 3D but cannot figure out how to do this and turn it insided out and keep the scallopped shape. I can attach the wire on the wrong side ok but would like to turn it rather than do a hand finish. IDeas?