This Pieced Dresden Plate is Easier Than it Seems

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Strip Piecing Simplifies the Process!

Strips of fabric become a lovely Dresden Plate that can be used so many ways. Applique it to a square background for a quilt block that will be lovely in the center of a small wall or table quilt.





Add a pieced border to continue the theme or simply finish it off with binding. Or go ahead and make several blocks for a larger project.

Dresden Plate Tutorial

Or applique it to a round piece of fabric and finish it off with biased binding for a pretty table topper. You could even sew it face down to layered batting and backing, sew around the outside edges and turn it for a pointy table centerpiece.

To make the Dresden Plate you’ll need an 18 degree wedge ruler that’s at least 8″ long. The EZ Dresden Ruler works perfectly (find it here). You’ll make 20 wedges to create the full Dresden Plate.

The finished Dresden Plate, designed by Lurline from Lurline’s Place, is about 17″ across.

Click here for the free “Dresden Plate Tutorial.”

 

 

 

 

 

about 17″ across

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