Instructions1. Draw a quarter-circle on paper. Divide into wedges. Add seam allowance. Copy 4 for each Dresden.
2. Paper-piece the wedges.
3. Cut out 2 circles for each Dresden centre. Sew around the outside, clip the curves, snip through the back and turn inside-out.
4. Topsew the centre onto the front.
5. Sew on backing and batting (I used a similar technique to the centre - sew ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Casual, Cute, Holiday, Funky
Paper, printer, fabric strips, batting, backing, sewing thread
What was your inspiration?
I was daunted by the Dresden plate blocks in the 2012 BOM, so I drew up a paper-piecing version and made three versions as stand-alone placemats. I gave 2 away for Christmas.
What are you most proud of?
I was so pleased just finishing! So many frustrating fiddly bits, from drawing precise angles on my computer to turning the backing and batting neatly - I don't think I will be doing this again any time soon.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
There is no easy way to make a Dresden Plate block - whatever method you use will have difficult bits. Go slow, try not to throw anything sharp.