This May be the Easiest Dresden Plate Ever

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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. 

This May be the Easiest Dresden Plate Ever

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.

Click here for the free “Scrappy Hotpad” PDF tutorial.




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