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Thread: Round Dresden Plate Tablecloth

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    Round Dresden Plate Tablecloth

    Just mailed off a 60" diameter round tablecloth for my DH's 91-year-old aunt. She uses a 48" round table to eat on (and probably everything else) so I made four coordinating reversible placemats to go with it.

    Seems like I learn something from every project, which is good, but just once I'd like to finish something without saying "if I were doing it over again I would do XXX differently." I am curious whether others who make Dresden Plates cut away the bottom layer once the plate is appliqued on (I think mine might have stayed flatter if I had...although it looked fine until I did the quilting).

    Regardless, I'm pleased with the results. I am definitely not a perfectionist (done is better than perfect).

    I used a large wedge ruler and did the quilting on my Janome 6600 machine. The feathers came out pretty well (better than the center design). I'm learning!

    Thanks for looking.
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    Beautiful!!!
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    Great idea - I like

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    That's really pretty. Hope you don't mind me asking, what size wedge did you use? Also, do you know what the finished diameter of the topper was? I'd really love to make one of those for myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh munner View Post
    That's really pretty. Hope you don't mind me asking, what size wedge did you use? Also, do you know what the finished diameter of the topper was? I'd really love to make one of those for myself!
    Finished diameter is 60". I used a 10 degree wedge ruler (hence 36 wedges, made from 12 different fabrics), wedges cut at the 19" mark (so the Dresden Plate was 38" diameter).
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    She will love it!
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    Beautiful work!

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    I really like this!!! I am wanting to do a dresden plate and this looks to be just the project I
    need!!! Love the reverse side too.

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    Beautiful work! Even the back looks good. Your DH's aunt is going to love it.

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    Lovely work - your aunt's table is going to look so inviting.

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    Dresden plate is one of my favorite patterns. Love your colors on this great looking quilt. As far as trimming the bottom layer after applique, I haven't got that far with mine yet and haven't decided.

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    love your idea.....

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    It is gorgeous. Look so much bigger in the second picture...

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    Beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed night
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    Gorgeous! I think your placemats compliment it perfectly! She is going to love it!
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    That is beautiful!!! I love the Dresden. Your quilting is awsome. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    love it!!!!!!!!!
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    Very pretty!

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    What a great idea
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    I love it! Beautiful colors and quilting! Great job!
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    Very nice- The back looks as good as the front and the placemats are handy for if the topper needs washed. Good thinking I'm sure she'll love them all

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    Love your dresden plate, it is beautiful. Always wanted to make a round one as my dining room table is round.

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    It looks absolutely lovely to me!!!
    "From hence only infer that an Englishman, of all men, ought not to despise foreigners as such and I think the inference is just, since what they are today, we were yesterday, and tomorrow they will be like us"
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    What a bunch of work in this quilt. I wonder if it lays flat enough that glasses and etc do not tend to wobble on it? I would put a clear plastic cover on it so nothing gets spilled. The table cloth is just awesome in colors and work.

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    wow I really like the table cloth. beautiful.
    Cindy

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