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Thread: Final Dresden Seasonal Swap - Winter

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    Super Member Annaquilts's Avatar
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    Here are some pictures of the wedges and the plate in progress.

    I feel like I am still strugling with getting nice crisp points. It is the first time I have made points this way. I have done Dresden plates before but they had a smooth edge.

    Rotary cut with home made Dresden wedge ruler from 4 inch strips.
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    Chain piecing. Backstitch at tip.
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    After trimming the tip off the seam at the point side, turning and pressing tips.
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    And two by two they are sewn.
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    All seams are pressed to the same side first from the back and then from the front.
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    Sets are sewn together till each is half a plate. Lay on line and sliver trim to make sure each is exactly half a plate.
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    When I said sliver trim I meant it.
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    Press seam the right direction on back and then press plate from the front. enjoy and admire your work. try not to be too hard on one self.
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    Auditioning different fabrics for the center and leaves. Oh yeah that will be oh so pretty!
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    Up to 9 1/2 Dresden wedge ruler DH made out of plexiglass. Wonderful! He scored lines for height in inches. I marked over the back of the 4 inch line with a permanent marker.
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    Now I really an jealous - a featherweight :shock: :mrgreen:

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    Oh uhhhh you want to come over and use it. You are welcome to. It was a Craig's List find.


    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Now I really an jealous - a featherweight :shock: :mrgreen:

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    very nice, now if only we could find Red for her to see this

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    Red is over on another swap, you want me to tell. I am good at that.

    That looks wonderful on your plates. How nice you got a plate made. I may coherce mine to do that for me.

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    You can take you paper template to a glass cutter and they can cut one out of plastic for pennies..............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mona Lisa 2011
    You can take you paper template to a glass cutter and they can cut one out of plastic for pennies..............
    Your blocks came on Saturday. Beautiful!!!!

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    I think I would like to try this , but will attempt one first.
    Judy

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    Hmm Help!
    Question time, on Quilters cache it says to cut 3" x 36" strips of the fabrics and yet the dresden template given is 4" . Should the strips actually be bigger?

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    I think they wanted you to cut the plates by width of top and not the height of plate. You seem to get more plates and easier to use ruler if you cut the strip 4" wide and then cut your plates. This way you can rotate the plate to save fabric and get more done.

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    I am still chain sewing my tips. anyone else still in process or are most of you done? How many people are in this swap?

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    i haven't started mine yet. i'll wait until Nov before i start on these blocks.

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    Is that a last minute deal?

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    Anna, in response to your question, we have 9 for snowflakes and 7 for pointsettias.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma
    Is that a last minute deal?
    no, i have some work i must finish first before i can start on the swap and that will take me about a month to complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric_fancy
    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma
    Is that a last minute deal?
    no, i have some work i must finish first before i can start on the swap and that will take me about a month to complete.
    I was just giving you a bad time there. I have not even started them either and it will be a bit yet. I have not officially signed up yet because I am not sure if I will get them done in time. Sitting on bench for a little while longer.

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    Well glad to see some others are still in the beginning stages. Off I go upstairs to do some more sewing.

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    Deb: I want to do this swap, but I need to be sure I am up for it. Time is a large factor so I am hanging on. Will let ya know real soon. I saw some gorgeous fabric at the LQS last night so will save some money. Just to be sure I can get a good backing for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma
    Deb: I want to do this swap, but I need to be sure I am up for it. Time is a large factor so I am hanging on. Will let ya know real soon. I saw some gorgeous fabric at the LQS last night so will save some money. Just to be sure I can get a good backing for them.
    You can do just one set, you don't have to do both....if that is the issue.

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    And just a tip, if I haven't said it enough already....cut your background fabric 13 inches square instead of 12.5, makes it much easier to square up AFTER you do you applique'.

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    looks like we will have alot of fun with this one.....

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    I ordered my fabric so waiting on it to come in - hopefully tomorrow , then wash it and hopefully start cutting Saturday :thumbup: IF the snowflake one goes well I "might" try the red one - maybe :roll: LOL

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    Sharon,
    I got my little package today. thanks again and thank your dad for me please.

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I ordered my fabric so waiting on it to come in - hopefully tomorrow , then wash it and hopefully start cutting Saturday :thumbup: IF the snowflake one goes well I "might" try the red one - maybe :roll: LOL

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    WOW that was fast :thumbup: I will let Dad know you got it - I can't wait to try it , just wish I had it sooner or there were more coming up :wink: It didn't break did it ?

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    Nope, arrived perfectly safe, wrapped in that fat qtr.
    That was an added bonus.....lol

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