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    Do you make Dresden Plates? Let's Chit Chat

    I was wondering what dresden plate templates you like to use the best? I have been looking on line to buy some and notice there are different brands. Thanking you in advance.

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    In a recent magazine I saw a pattern with dresden plates and the suggested method was English paper-piecing. I copied the pattern on cardstock and stitched them using that method. I loved it! So if you like handwork, consider trying this method.

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    I love looking at them, never tried it.

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    what magazine was it, as I might have it in my collection of magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by MZStitch
    In a recent magazine I saw a pattern with dresden plates and the suggested method was English paper-piecing. I copied the pattern on cardstock and stitched them using that method. I loved it! So if you like handwork, consider trying this method.

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    I would like to know too!

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    I purchased a lot of already cut plate pieces. I don't have a fabric

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    McCall's Quilting Sept/Oct 2010 page 68. The quilt pattern is for a Dresden Medallion quilt. It has a couple different patterns that you can enlarge or shrink to what size you want.

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    thank you for the information on the magazine

    Quote Originally Posted by MZStitch
    McCall's Quilting Sept/Oct 2010 page 68. The quilt pattern is for a Dresden Medallion quilt. It has a couple different patterns that you can enlarge or shrink to what size you want.

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    I searched and found the magazine online here so you can see the pattern that it makes scroll down

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/issue...r_October_2010

    also on this link shows the picture of the quilt

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/artic...sden_Medallion

    Quote Originally Posted by MZStitch
    McCall's Quilting Sept/Oct 2010 page 68. The quilt pattern is for a Dresden Medallion quilt. It has a couple different patterns that you can enlarge or shrink to what size you want.

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    here is a web site, there are lots of free patterns on google. http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c...en-pattern.htm also do a search on this board, lots to read about. Lace
    got my pattern doing a google search, also look at the tutorials, lots of help to learn how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you make Dresden Plates? Let's Chit Chat

    I was wondering what dresden plate templates you like to use the best? I have been looking on line to buy some and notice there are different brands. Thanking you in advance.

    Craftybear
    I made placemats using the dresden plate design. I made my own template for the "petals" out of clear plastic so I could place it on my fabric and fussy cut to get the birds in the right place. It was fun and easy to do - try it!

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    I'm in love with making Dresden Plates. I use the EZ Easy Dresden by Darlene Zimmerman (I used a 50% coupon at Joann's). You can make from 1 to 8 inch spokes. They have the pointy end. They are super fast and easy to make. Yep, I'm hooked on them.

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    I want to learn to make them also. I got the Easy Dresden template from Missouri Star Quilt. They have tutorial for using it with charm packs. When I get caught up (or convince my self I am), I hope to try to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoriAmD
    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you make Dresden Plates? Let's Chit Chat

    I was wondering what dresden plate templates you like to use the best? I have been looking on line to buy some and notice there are different brands. Thanking you in advance.

    Craftybear
    I made placemats using the dresden plate design. I made my own template for the "petals" out of clear plastic so I could place it on my fabric and fussy cut to get the birds in the right place. It was fun and easy to do - try it!
    CoriAmD your Dresden plate is absolutely beautiful! I have some of that bird fabric, I just may have to steal your design idea! Great job!

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    I have not made a dresden plate quilt as yet but I want to. I have one quilt in the works to finish and one I need to get done, then maybe.

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    I, too, use EZ Easy Dresden by Darlene Zimmerman. It's the easiest method I've ever tried. :mrgreen:

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    I use the EZ dresden ruler by D. Zimmerman and I sew mine by machine. They look really nice. Haven't put my blocks together (they are in the WIP pile!) but hope to do so soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I'm in love with making Dresden Plates. I use the EZ Easy Dresden by Darlene Zimmerman (I used a 50% coupon at Joann's). You can make from 1 to 8 inch spokes. They have the pointy end. They are super fast and easy to make. Yep, I'm hooked on them.
    I have that tool but my question is how to make them round instead of straight or pointed??

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    I don't think you can make the ends round using the ez dresden ruler. The ones with rounded ends are done more like applique where the fabric is turned under.

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    I have made two dresden plate quilts. The one is the very first quilt I ever made. The second one I used the template package from Joann Fabrics.

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    I tend to use Eleanor Burns' template, however the fins are pointed at the top. I would like to do one where the fins are rounded, just like the Dresden Medallion in that magazine. Maybe my next venture...

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    paperpieces.com sell (and have free stuff) lots of different sizes, shapes of pieces for making plates.
    they offer free design sheets that you can print off and color for help designing your quilt. great shop!

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    ok, here are the two I just finished, you can use a cardboard templet to iron the edges over I use a round temp for the center, first I make little stitches around the circle, lay down the circle cardboard, draw up the strings around the cardboard, press with iron, wa la, a perfect circle for the center!

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    I just watched the videos on Missouri Star Quilt's tutorial site and will be making some dresden placemats for the holidays. Can't wait. Love the "fussy cut" ones.

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    CoriAmD your placemats are beautiful! I like that using the Dresdan plate pattern as placemats.

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