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Dresden Plate Placemats

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Placemat

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Craftsy Block of the Month 2012 taught by Amy Gibson

In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual, Traditional, Whimsical, Classic
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What materials did you use? 20 printed cotton shades, "Linen-Look" Cotton ground material, muslin backing, clear thread for topstitch, sewing thread

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What are you most proud of? I altered the basic templates so the dresden was the correct size for my place setting. I also attached the plate to the backing so that the points were not stuck down. I feel it gives it more of a "petal" look when the points are left free.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Clear thread is a perfect choice for topstitching a project like this.

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So pretty. Did you make a sandwich and quilt it?

11/02/2012 Flag

Thank you, Betty! I am not sure I understand what you mean with sandwiching, but I followed many of the instructions from the Dresden BOM instruction video on craftsy. I placed the dresden on the ground material and topstitched around the outer edge leaving the points free. Then I placed the center circle and topstitched that down (with clear thread) using a zig-zag stitch over the outer edge of the circle. To finish the outside edges of the ground material I stitched 7 of the 8 sides (right sides together), clipped the excess seams allowance from the corners, and turned it right side out through the remaining un-sewn side. Then I hand stitched the remaining side closed making sure to keep my stitches hidden. I hope that may have answered your question. :)

11/02/2012 Flag

Hi Betty, No, I did not use batting. :)

11/03/2012 Flag

Hi Betty, No, I did not use batting. :)

11/03/2012 Flag

Very attractive

11/02/2012 Flag

Thank you! :)

11/02/2012 Flag

Awsome! I love that you made a color wheel.

11/02/2012 Flag

How cool! I was realizing the other day how the dresden blade tips make a sort of prairie point, and had been thinking up projects to show that to good effect. I really like what you did here with these!

11/04/2012 Flag

Thank you! :)

11/04/2012 Flag

Placemats! What a great idea. Love the colors. Wonderful job.

11/13/2012 Flag

Thank you!

11/14/2012 Flag