Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 15 FirstFirst 1 2 3 12 ... LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 364

Thread: Final Dresden Seasonal Swap - Winter

  1. #26
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by pattis47
    Oh no, I got it, she is going to get us there to help shovel the snow......tricky little devil that she is.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    YESYESYESYESYESYES..........BOY, IF I COULD ONLY PULL THIS OFF.
    LOL Yes I think that would be the goal :thumbup: Maybe a spring/summer get together :wink: Better weather

  2. #27
    Super Member pattis47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,290
    Blog Entries
    1
    Or winter with the secret desire to be snowed in for a week to do nothing but shovel and quilt.....lol :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Quote Originally Posted by pattis47
    Oh no, I got it, she is going to get us there to help shovel the snow......tricky little devil that she is.......

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins
    YESYESYESYESYESYES..........BOY, IF I COULD ONLY PULL THIS OFF.
    LOL Yes I think that would be the goal :thumbup: Maybe a spring/summer get together :wink: Better weather
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

  3. #28
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    LOL If I want snow I can stay home and it finds me quite nicely :roll: LOL and I think they are calling for a bad winter again this year :thumbdown: Gosh darn wooly worms :hunf: LOL

  4. #29
    Senior Member Wholeheart Mom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    603
    I am really excited for this swap!

    I have a great day planned today.... a quilting class from 9-12 and then I get to spend time perusing all the yummy fabrics and choosing some special winter snowflake fabric for this swap. Totally fun :0)

  5. #30
    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    Posts
    4,020
    This swap must be a good secret, not many are signed up yet. I know Dresden is a special older style block, and may not appeal to everyone, I am hoping that being diversified in colors will give the block some new life. Spring's were beautiful, and fall - I have to say were a favorite. I am looking forward to snowflakes and pointsettias!!! Oh, and yes, shovels...just for Patti.

  6. #31
    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    at my sewing machine
    Posts
    1,975
    i'm sure we'll get 12 people to jump in - we always have in the past and i'm sure we will in this one too.

  7. #32
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,889
    Deb - what size is the actual blade once sewn from bottom to tip and also, is the center circle a 3 1/2 "?

  8. #33
    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    Posts
    4,020
    You have to go to Quilterscache.com and download the template from the block pattern. I did cut the background fabric 13 inches square though, it make it easier to square up after I did the plate applique'.

  9. #34
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    I pm you. I would like to do it but am not sure if I have white background for the snow flake blocks. I am in on the pointsettia if you will have me. Please note my question on the blanket stitch in the pm. Thanks! Looks like fun.

  10. #35
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    Also lots of swaps going on - school just started , the weather is changing - I am sure the swap will pick up :thumbup:

  11. #36
    Super Member pattis47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,290
    Blog Entries
    1
    Grasshopper has spoken.....lol


    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Also lots of swaps going on - school just started , the weather is changing - I am sure the swap will pick up :thumbup:

  12. #37
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    OK Went to Walmart and picked up the last 1 1/2 yards of white on white so now I can do the snow flake one too. That was the one I wanted to do the most so I am happy.

    Well I already ran into a problem. I thought I would use my Dresden ruler but it does not work. So how does everyone cut all those wedges? Please do not tell me you cut out the template, sit and trace around all of them hundreds upon hundreds of times and then cut them all 216 times out for one swap and 432 times if you do both swaps. There has to be an alternative way. Right?

    I just enlisted DH to make me a new ruler/template to make the right size wedges. Does anyone know if there is a ruler that is the correct size to get these particular wedges? Hoping to spare DH the missery.

  13. #38
    Super Member fabric_fancy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    at my sewing machine
    Posts
    1,975
    one lady does do templates, marks the fabric, and then rotary cuts.

    i just tape the paper templates to my ruler and cut the fabric - no marking no plastic or cardboard templates.

    you can see pics of both methods here

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-128774-5.htm

    i believe deb did a tute on the spring swap too showing her method.

  14. #39
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    There is also a Dresden Plate ruler - the template from Quiltercachs would be the 4 inch wedge :wink:
    Attached Images Attached Images

  15. #40
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    OK I apparently have the wrong wedge ruler. Mine is more narrow and takes like 20 plus wedges to make a plate while I need one that comes out to 16 wedges total. OK Maybe I can find some one to trade with or find one in the store. Now I understand why there are that many.


    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    There is also a Dresden Plate ruler - the template from Quiltercachs would be the 4 inch wedge :wink:

  16. #41
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    Hey I made my first plate with 20 wedges :oops: LOL it was pretty wonky :shock: I found my ruler AFTER I cut all the pieces from the paper template :roll: Too much stuff here .... anyways this time I will start with the ruler :thumbup:

  17. #42
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    You sure that ruler makes 16 wedges like quilter's cache? I think the EZ Dresden ruler takes 20 wedges to make a plate. The angle is wrong. Lay your plastic dresden ruler on top of the paper template from quilter's cache and double check.

    My Dresden ruler was called Fast2Cut and takes 20 wedges to make a plate.

    Does anyone know what ruler for sure would make the correct angle so it takes 16 pieces to make a plate? I have a template from when I did a dresden from a quilt in a day pattern and that makes 12 wedges to make a the plate. It is very wide.

    I also looked at the different links posted on how other people did it using no Dresden ruler and I think I might give the one with double templates taped or maybe drawn to a ruler a chance.




    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Hey I made my first plate with 20 wedges :oops: LOL it was pretty wonky :shock: I found my ruler AFTER I cut all the pieces from the paper template :roll: Too much stuff here .... anyways this time I will start with the ruler :thumbup:

  18. #43
    Senior Member Mona Lisa 2011's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    350
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    There is also a Dresden Plate ruler - the template from Quiltercachs would be the 4 inch wedge :wink:
    this only makes a 20 bladed plate...............

    taping the paper template to the ruler is the best for accurate size. I just made 24 plates that way..........

  19. #44
    Senior Member Mona Lisa 2011's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    350
    I have received three sets already from the participants. This should give you a nice idea of how to do your blocks.
    Could we see more pictures, please.

  20. #45
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    My husband is making me a wedge ruler out of plexi glass. He said the quilter's cache is slightly off. It is not even on each side. He folded it double and showed me. I am not sure if it is our printer but the one inch square was right one. I am sure there is some play so in the long run it probably doesn't matter.

    I can hear his saws running in his shop, aka garage. I have a birthday party for my two youngest at the house and after that I get to play with my new wedge ruler. :P

    What is everyone using for back ground for the pointsettia block? At this point I am thinking of using some Moda muslin I have. Is anyone using a color or pastel or is it all the unbleached muslin look? I am not sure what is expected. I have plenty of time before I am at that point.

  21. #46
    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    Posts
    4,020
    All of the ones I did from Quilterscache were right on. I think it may be your printer. And yes, we are doing 16 blades, not 20 that the ruler will give. That is why I posted the link for the Dresden, and if you do have any questions, please check out the "Flowers that Bloom in the Spring Tra la Tra La" for the tutorial. I did post the link. Some seem to be able to get to it, others are having problems. Annaquilts, I have put you down for both swaps - snowflake and pointsettia. Let me know if you need to drop the pointsettia.

  22. #47
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    hhmmm my dad is pretty clever ... maybe I will take him the paper and have him make me a wedge :wink: LOL

  23. #48
    Super Member pattis47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,290
    Blog Entries
    1
    Me too if he doesnt mind
    just let me know the cost
    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    hhmmm my dad is pretty clever ... maybe I will take him the paper and have him make me a wedge :wink: LOL

  24. #49
    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    9,749
    Go for it. I just finnised cutting the wedges for the Pointsettia with the plexiglass ruler DH made me. It was so quick and easy!

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    hhmmm my dad is pretty clever ... maybe I will take him the paper and have him make me a wedge :wink: LOL

  25. #50
    Super Member pattis47's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    2,290
    Blog Entries
    1
    GREAT IDEA!!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    Go for it. I just finnised cutting the wedges for the Pointsettia with the plexiglass ruler DH made me. It was so quick and easy!

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    hhmmm my dad is pretty clever ... maybe I will take him the paper and have him make me a wedge :wink: LOL

Page 2 of 15 FirstFirst 1 2 3 12 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.