I usually do curl side up & have never used my gator bite to do them. I just kinda pinch the middle together once I've pulled them off the needle & hold the center of all the korks together with my fingers while I stitch through it a couple of time. I can't see my middle unless I'm really looking for it.
These were sewn and I don't think you can see the middle. Oh and if you put each piece on through the center you really can't end up with lopsided pieces - that's why I love sewing them!! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...d=174188454194