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Thread: help with suggestions on dresden

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    I just finished going through some boxes of material that was given to me,I found dresden pieces put together.All hand sewn.They are small and have raw edges.There is enough for about 3 quilts.All raw edges.Would it be right to applique them to a sq.?Some have bigger holes in center but enough of the same size for a quilt.The smaller size hole is enough for 2 quilts I would appreciate any help in this matter.I would post a picture but I don' know how.

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    Yes, they are usually appliqued to a plain block, can be done by machine or needle turn.

    It also looks nice with blanket stitch. Once the motifs are appliqued to the background, a center circle is appliqued to cover.

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    thank you so much,I need to know if I have to turn the edges or can I just applique it raw

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    I'm not sure if the raw edges will hold up thru regular use and washings.I turn mine and applique with embroidery thread.That's the way my mom did it and I love to do the embridery while I watch t v.FayZ

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    You can do either. Traditionally, they're turned edges, but you can do raw edge.

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