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Thread: dresden plate

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    Your quilt is very beautiful. I did one for my very first project when I was learning how to quilt.
    A tip for anyone interested in appliqueing the "plates" to a background. Sew a running stictch at the edge of each plate knotting the thread at the begiining and leaving long tails at the end. Simply pull the thread a little bit like making a yoyo. The edge of the "plate will gather up a little and the raw edge will turn under slightly. Press it and then you can slip stitch it to your background. I did this on pattern called "Dancing Fans" at Christmas and it worked like a charm. Hope this helps anyone who is intimidated by this pattern. Its not that hard a pattern to do and looks great when completed. Mine had 12 blocks and wide sashing and borders and was big enough for a queen size bed.
    This is a GREAT tip Vicki!


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    Beautiful work!

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    Great Job! I really like your colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruth Camp
    I really love it I haven't tackled anything like it yet. You make it sound easy. I want to make a dresden fan. Actually it is a half plate. I don't think I am up to it yet . Maybe at the end of year two. Have you made a sun bonnet sue? which would be easier? Maybe I could make a pillow top to test it out......again good work
    Ruth, I ahve done all 3 and my favorite is Sun Bonnet Sue. So much opportunity for your own personality to shine through on her. You can add embellishments like rick rack and show her holding ballons with rick rack for string, or rick rack at the bottom of her dress to represent her petticoat or embroidery on the hat band or apron. All kinds of neat possibilities with ole susie q

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    it looks very vintage I love that, I do want to make one soon

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    its been almost 3 years and I finaly finished the scallop border. Far to many interuption and others that need to get done Someday I'll actualy finish it.

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    Pretty! I do want to make one someday for myself out of 30's prints.

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    Your quilt is beautiful.
    I love the colors! :-)

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    l like the colours in your quilt

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    How beautiful. i love it.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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