Use This Sweet Little Quilt as a Pot Holder or Table Topper!
Do you love Dresden Plates but hesitate to make them? This pattern produces a lovely Dresden Plate with far less work. It’s sized for a pot holder but can easily be enlarged. It also makes good use of beautiful scraps.
Rather than create each blade individually, fabric is stitched down to a paper base then shaped into blades by cutting around the outside edge. This is a super easy process that makes this a breeze to stitch up. The center circle can be stitched down with a hand or machine buttonhole stitch.
Once the paper is removed, the block is finished off by layering it, stitching around the edges and turning it. No binding is needed. A layer or two of Insul-Bright batting (find it here) makes it heatproof for use as a hot pad or pot holder.
The pattern, from MaryJanesFarm, is sized to produce a completed Dresden Plate of 8 or so inches across. You can easily enlarge the pattern and make this into a stunning table topper.
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