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Thread: Dresden Plates Phase 1

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    Dresden Plates Phase 1

    I bought a charm pack from JoAnn to practice making Dresdens and now I love it so much I bought two more and here they are. Now I need to know how you like to applique them on. I tried a zig zag and it looked ok, but its not easy. Any suggestions?
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    They are gorgeous!...I think I would use a tiny button hole stitch..but that's just me.

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    i like the button hole stitch as well. i can get it to look more even than the zig zag
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    nice and colour full

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    I finished a couple of quilts begun by a friend's GM and DM about 1933. They pieced, basted the edges, tacked them on the background blocks and blanket stitched them with black perle cotton. I did the same. They had the pointed pieces. I also did an appliqued flower for him the same way. The method suited the history of the work.

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    You can sew them on by hand with hidden stitches or satin stitch or blanket stitch by hand or machine.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    I do the pointed blades and sew each blade a 1/4" from seam.
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    fun colors !!
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    Id like to see that

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    You 1/4 all around the blade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen View Post
    You 1/4 all around the blade?
    Yes, sew inside each blade a 1/4" from the seam. I'll see if I can get a pic for ya.
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    Dresden plates are my fav. ChEck out these pics from the QB Gallery. http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums16939.html
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    I'm going to do a dresden. I make a vow. Don't ask me when, I know I will, some day.
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    Beautiful plates! I have made these before. The edges are already tucked under for you. I used invisible thread and did a blanket stitch around the edges with the main stitch on the background fabric and the side stitch into the petals. I also used fusible webbing for the circles. After sewing the circle (center) to the fusible (right side to glue side) the trimming 1/8" around with pinking shears then cutting a small slit in the fusible and turning. Easily position circle in center of plate and press in place with a hot iron. Then blanket stitch around again using invisible thread. When quilting I just did a simple outline stitch around each petal then around the plate. Let the fabric be the focus.

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    Those are pretty colors and will make a beautiful quilt.

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    I used a blanket stitch when I did my Dresden. It looks good and is very easy.
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    I always use the blanket stitch when I hand or machine appliqué especially on SB Sue or Dresdens and I use contrasting colored thread. Dresdens are a favorite of mine, too.

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    Looks good. I like a satin stitch or a blanket stitch!

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    I used a button hole stitch and set my machine to stop with the needle down, my first dresden plate quilt i pinned the in place, on my moms orange dresden plate quilt a spray basted them down and that worked great.

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