I'm finishing a dresdan plate quilt that my MIL started in 1981. I'm not an experienced quilter. I've made some baby quilts that look pretty good and have been loved, but no long term experience here. Some of the center circles just barely cover the the hole the plate pieces leave in the middle;-0 There is no additional fabric to make new center circles and try as I may... I just can't match the fabric from that long ago to make new circles.
It is very hard to applique the center circles to fabric that is just barely there. I was thinking of backing the center circles with fusible web. My thinking is that it will give the piece more stability and make it easier to sew the circles down.
Anyone have any advice? is this a good idea? Do you have a better idea???