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Thread: More Grandmother's blocks

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I also inherited 24 Dresden Plate blocks. I believe these are much newer than the other quilts and blocks I posted. The material is stiff, like un-washed, and the fabric patterns look newer. It is all hand pieced and the center circle is sewed on top with a blanket embroidery stitch in dark red thread.

    I actually have 8 (I think) dresden plate blocks completed that I made from the scrap material my grandmother gave me when she couldn't see well enough to sew anymore.

    I plan on finishing this quilt and I have a question. To keep it in the same style should I sew the plates onto the background square with the same blanket stitch rather than a hidden stitch? If so, do I baste a hem around the plates first or just leave the edges raw? The center circles are raw edges.
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    Love those! One of my favorite patterns and those colors are awesome together

    Lynette

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    If it was me I would stitch all raw edges down...
    Maybe not with an applique stitch or a zig but maybe raw applique straight stitch or something....
    K

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    You have just hit the jackpot!
    Very pretty!

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    Those are so pretty. I will be anxious to see how your progress goes putting your quilt together.

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    Very nice.

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    I have never done a Dresden Plate, but I love the pattern. It's those curved edges that frighten me. Any tips on going around the "scalloped" edge?

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    I would stitch down the raw edges. I personally don't care for them to be exposed on anything that might get washed a few times. Wallhangings are "ok", but everything else gets done a different method.

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    Very Nice. I can't wait to see more.

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    I'm no expert but the one that I am making, sewing by hand, I stop the seam joining the wedges 1/4" from the scalloped end. This leaves room to turn under the curved edges and baste a hem. I did a very small whip stitch around the edges to sew the plates onto the background square.


    Leave the seam allowance unsewn to easily turn under the scalloped edges.
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    A small whip stitch to sew it down. Can use a hidden stitch or a decorative stitch.
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