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Old 06-23-2018, 03:46 AM
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After you stitch the Dresden Plate and with center circle together and then applique it on your main fabric (Moda Snow) do you cut away the underneath fabric as in other applique so that it won't be too bulky? Or do you leave it as is?
Have read numerous articles on Dresden's lately, but none that answers this. Which do you do?
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Old 06-23-2018, 04:35 AM
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I have done it both ways. If you are sending the quilt to a longarmer you may ask what she prefers
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:43 AM
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If you plan to hand quilt, you might like to cut away the extra fabric to make it easier to keep your stitches uniform. I don't usually if I plan to machine quilt it myself on a DSM.
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Old 06-23-2018, 07:13 AM
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Personal choice. I didn't and mine was hand quilted. Doesn't feel heavy either. No problems.
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Old 06-23-2018, 08:32 AM
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The thing you need to realize is that all of those Dresden seams are on the bias and it could stretch out if you are not very careful. I personally would leave the backing for support and stability.
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I cut mine away on the four dresden quilts I made.
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Old 06-23-2018, 02:16 PM
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I never do just because I like the stability and also the extra layer seems to give a little more definition ( puffiness) when it’s quilted. i dont cut away behind any of my appliqué, it’s just me— I know many people do. It’s a personal choice, there isn’t a right or wrong. I just never take the time, when I’m done stitching I’m moving on.
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I have always left the fabric under my dresden plates, though thought to myself it was a waste. I also machine quilt so the layers are no big deal and I'm going for speed. But it is a lot of fabric under there that could be used for another project.
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I have always left the fabric under my dresden plates, though thought to myself it was a waste. I also machine quilt so the layers are no big deal and I'm going for speed. But it is a lot of fabric under there that could be used for another project.
Seems like the irregular shape would be more of a bother than the amount of fabric "rescued" would be worth.
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Old 06-24-2018, 04:20 AM
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I don’t cut it away and I have made many Dresden Plate quilts. I went to a lecture last week about Dresden’s and I am all fired up to make some more!
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