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Thread: Dresdan Plate Placemat

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    Senior Member bgullett's Avatar
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    This is my first attempt at a Dresdan Plate anything. For the first go around, not bad. I am looking for some constructive critisizm on this though. I would like to make my sisters placemats for Christmas and a table runner. Not necessarily the in Chrismas theme. My middle piece is horrible and I think I need to add binding instead of just straight stitching?

    Please help as I want my sisters to really like their placemats and want to use them.

    Thanks, feel free to PM me as well.
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    Sorry I cant criticize. Its beautiful. Love all the reds.

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    Wow I love it! I think a binding would be great

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    I think it looks GREAT :thumbup:

    I would make the background a bit bigger so the plate is all the way in the middle and not on the edge :lol:

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    I really like this. I am sure your sisters will do too.

    If you want hints on the center, check out this tutorial
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcy_p4pryE4

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    What a great tutorial, thank you so much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I think it looks GREAT :thumbup:

    I would make the background a bit bigger so the plate is all the way in the middle and not on the edge :lol:
    I was just going to write the same thing. :wink:

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    I agree that it looks great, nice job. Make the background bigger and center it and that it is. Can't wait to see your end results.

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    I think it looks great, but I do agree that the bg needs to be bigger. I would definitely use those, if they were mine. Keep up the good work.

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    Not horrible at all. I think you did a great job!

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    I think you did a great job. I would use it if I were your sis!

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    I love it. It turned out just fine. I would use it.

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    I would make the background about a inch bigger, so that the Dresden plate fits better, and lies flatter. ( Is that a real word?) Your place mats will be lovely. I PM ed you about the center issue. :thumbup: I love the tonal red!

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    Aren't Dresden Plates fun? I think your sisters will be really touched that you made them something for Christmas. I, too, echo everone on making it bigger. I might also use a small Christmas print for the background, something subtle that won't compete with the plate but to complement it. Show us what you make!

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    Very pretty! :D:D:D
    I like to make the backgrounds a tad bigger and bind them too :D but it is really up to you and the look you like :D:D:D

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