Today’s post is part of a series called How to Make a Dresden Plate. There are no measurements included in these posts, but those should be found in the pattern you are following.
Consider this a helpful visual and companion for any of my quilt patterns that feature Dresden plates. Sometimes you just need to see it to understand it.
To view all previous posts in this series, click here.
Today’s post is about how to make and topstitch a Dresden plate. There’s a video tutorial included.
If you’ve missed the tutorial on how to cut Dresden blades with a Dresden ruler, you can find that here.
In the video tutorial, I talk about why I use Microquilter for topstitching, you find it here.
In the video
First, I show you how I give all the blades their finished points in the video. I show you how I chain piece them and the position that’s best for putting them through your machine. Then, we get them all pressed up. We sew them into a plate and press that as well. The final step in the video is to topstitch your plate to it’s background. I go into some best practices about that as well.
Dresden plates are actually pretty easy, but they are time consuming.