I did sew the cording around the front, because I wanted to cover as many mistakes as possible. But the back was another matter! These last two pictures do not show the horrible job I truly did.
I ended up having to add another piece of cording around the back to cover some of the problems.
Yes, I used glue! This piece will never be shown at the state fair or at my local guild, but I did finish the piece and I will hang it in my home!
The moral of this story is find a good finisher!