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Thread: Dresden plate question

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    Does the dresden plate design have pointed edges or round ones? I have inherited about 4 dozen hand stitched pointed edge "plates" that just need centers. I am thinking a yo-yo center will be cute. I am not the best at applique and am thinking of rounding the edges of these plates which will be easier for me. Is it still a dresden plate?

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    yes it's still a dresden plate, but I've been told the rounded corners are harder than the pointed ones though I've always liked the round ones better. And I think yo yo's would work fine

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    Both. Your choice.

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    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.
    Yes, they can be rounded or pointy. I'm good at applique, but I now prefer the pointy ones. I fold the points under and top stitch them right at the edge. If the block is an even circle, no scollops, it's called Wheel of Fortune. (there are 2 or 3 different versions of that.

    My latest scrappy block is scraps sewn together, trimmed to my pattern, a prairie point added and a double sided pentagon top stitched in to the center. I top stitched the block in place with the prairie points flapping loose. this one is the photo I had on hand. It's not sewn down yet.

    So you can see, it's another case of your quilt, your choice.

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    If you don't feel comfortable appliqueing, then use your sewing machine and sew the plates onto squares of fabric --- sewing as close to the edge as you can get. If your plates already have pointed ends then I wouldn't cut to make them rounded....you'll lose so much in size !!!

    Yes, the yo-yos in the center is cute.

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    Ditto

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    I really like your choice, very pretty and innovative design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.
    Yes, they can be rounded or pointy. I'm good at applique, but I now prefer the pointy ones. I fold the points under and top stitch them right at the edge. If the block is an even circle, no scollops, it's called Wheel of Fortune. (there are 2 or 3 different versions of that.

    My latest scrappy block is scraps sewn together, trimmed to my pattern, a prairie point added and a double sided pentagon top stitched in to the center. I top stitched the block in place with the prairie points flapping loose. this one is the photo I had on hand. It's not sewn down yet.

    So you can see, it's another case of your quilt, your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.
    Yes, they can be rounded or pointy. I'm good at applique, but I now prefer the pointy ones. I fold the points under and top stitch them right at the edge. If the block is an even circle, no scollops, it's called Wheel of Fortune. (there are 2 or 3 different versions of that.

    My latest scrappy block is scraps sewn together, trimmed to my pattern, a prairie point added and a double sided pentagon top stitched in to the center. I top stitched the block in place with the prairie points flapping loose. this one is the photo I had on hand. It's not sewn down yet.

    So you can see, it's another case of your quilt, your choice.

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