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Thread: Dresden plate question

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    Does the dresden plate design have pointed edges or round ones? I have inherited about 4 dozen hand stitched pointed edge "plates" that just need centers. I am thinking a yo-yo center will be cute. I am not the best at applique and am thinking of rounding the edges of these plates which will be easier for me. Is it still a dresden plate?

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    yes it's still a dresden plate, but I've been told the rounded corners are harder than the pointed ones though I've always liked the round ones better. And I think yo yo's would work fine

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    Both. Your choice.

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    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.
    Yes, they can be rounded or pointy. I'm good at applique, but I now prefer the pointy ones. I fold the points under and top stitch them right at the edge. If the block is an even circle, no scollops, it's called Wheel of Fortune. (there are 2 or 3 different versions of that.

    My latest scrappy block is scraps sewn together, trimmed to my pattern, a prairie point added and a double sided pentagon top stitched in to the center. I top stitched the block in place with the prairie points flapping loose. this one is the photo I had on hand. It's not sewn down yet.

    So you can see, it's another case of your quilt, your choice.

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    If you don't feel comfortable appliqueing, then use your sewing machine and sew the plates onto squares of fabric --- sewing as close to the edge as you can get. If your plates already have pointed ends then I wouldn't cut to make them rounded....you'll lose so much in size !!!

    Yes, the yo-yos in the center is cute.

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    Ditto

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    I really like your choice, very pretty and innovative design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.
    Yes, they can be rounded or pointy. I'm good at applique, but I now prefer the pointy ones. I fold the points under and top stitch them right at the edge. If the block is an even circle, no scollops, it's called Wheel of Fortune. (there are 2 or 3 different versions of that.

    My latest scrappy block is scraps sewn together, trimmed to my pattern, a prairie point added and a double sided pentagon top stitched in to the center. I top stitched the block in place with the prairie points flapping loose. this one is the photo I had on hand. It's not sewn down yet.

    So you can see, it's another case of your quilt, your choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QM
    Quote Originally Posted by wuv2quilt
    Yes...dresden can have round, pointed, a combo of both, and I've seen some that the "petals" are all the same length and flat around the edge.
    Yes, they can be rounded or pointy. I'm good at applique, but I now prefer the pointy ones. I fold the points under and top stitch them right at the edge. If the block is an even circle, no scollops, it's called Wheel of Fortune. (there are 2 or 3 different versions of that.

    My latest scrappy block is scraps sewn together, trimmed to my pattern, a prairie point added and a double sided pentagon top stitched in to the center. I top stitched the block in place with the prairie points flapping loose. this one is the photo I had on hand. It's not sewn down yet.

    So you can see, it's another case of your quilt, your choice.

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    Ditto on above...I stitch them on with machine and use yo yo's and hand stitch those...

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    So here's what I'm going to do. I have put a piece of thin muslin down , right sides together with the plates. Then, sewing on the plate side, I am sewing by machine around the outer edge, making the points into scallops. Then, after trimming off the points and escess muslin, I turn the unit right side out through the hole in the middle, and press. The muslin is now a facing for the plate, and I don't have raw edge applique anymore!!! Then I can stitch down onto my background fabric using the buttonhole stitch on my machine. Seems to work well - only have one done, but will post photos later!

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