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Thread: Dresden Dahlia

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    Dresden Dahlia

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    Very nice piecing Tartan!
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Size:  212.8 KBI drew templates on card stock. The blade is 5 inches long, 3-1/2 at the top and 1 inch at the bottom, the equalateral triangle is 3-1/2 inches. This is the TRACING size that I did with my Fruxion pen and added seam allowances when I rotary cut.

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    Tracing them out on different coloured fabricsName:  image.jpeg
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    Fold in half and sew across the ends on the blades and insertsName:  image.jpeg
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    Finger press the center in both blade and insert, turn right side out, match up the seam with the finger press mark and ironName:  image.jpeg
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Size:  202.0 KBI trimmed my inserts straight across to reduce bulk, I also find using a thinner fabric for the inserts works best.

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Size:  217.6 KBFold the inserts right side out and pin 1/4 inch from the blade bottom.

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    The folded part of the insert is at the blade bottom with the skinny raw point at the top side. Put the next blade on top and sew.Name:  image.jpeg
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Size:  243.1 KBContinue until all 13 blades and inserts are sewn together but I am just doing this small section for now.

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    Open the inserts and center the point seam over the construction seams, pin and iron. I pressed my seams open which worked wellName:  image.jpeg
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    When my plate was all done, I trimmed 1/8 inch off my blade bottoms so the inserts covered the raw edges well. I will applique my Dresden Dahlia to a background square and stitching down the inserts points to cover the raw edges well in the center. If I finish this sunflower version at a later date I will post a picture.Name:  image.jpeg
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    Very nice!! Thank you so much for the tutorial! I've put this one on my bucket list!

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    Great tut...thanks for sharing

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    thanks so much for taking the time to post the tutorial. great block
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    Thank you for posting the tutorial! You did a wonderful job taking photos and clearly explaining each step.

    What is the finished size of your Dresden Dahlia? Appliqueing it to a background will make a lovely pillow. I wondered what size pillow form would work with this block. Thanks again!

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    I have seen this design but never knew how to do it. Thanks for the great tutorial!
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    Thanks for sharing. This is on my bucket list and I thought it looked really hard. You made it look much easier than I thought.

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    Thank you for the thorough instructions. I want to do this.

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    What a great tutorial you provided for a beautiful block!
    Go forth and sew!

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    Thank you so much for sharing with all of us. Your instructions and pictures are great. I will definitely try this.

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    I did it. I had figured out how to put in those inserts in the original thread.

    But if you put your small inserts right to the bottom of the seam, you won't have to trim. There is no reason to leave that quarter inch free on the petals. That would save you a little time. Or fabric! You could cut the petals one quarter inch shorter. Less bulk.
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    This is so pretty. I think I'm going to try one and make it into a small table topper. Thanks so much. Great tute,easy to follow.
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    Thank you sooooo much!

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