I am new to quilting myself, but have been collecting old quilts for some time. I am facinated with quilts from the 30's....crazy quilt, double wedding ring, dresden plate. Well, i've discovered ebay sells some of those as quilt tops or even the blocks. To make a long story short, I am the excited owner of 24 fancy dresden plates. I have purchased my cotton muslin. So my question, how do I attach the plates to the muslin squares? I want to do this by hand as I'm trying to keep with the integrity of the plates. Also, how is the center attached? I've found a source for feedsack reproduction fabric, so have purchased the fabric for centers. Thanks so much for the expected help!!! I need all I can get!!!!