I broke into my Heather Ross stash (oh dear!). If you’ve been a reader for awhile, you know I rarely do that. But I’m doing it, so take that, Hoarding Melanie (that’s me)!
Explorations in Dresden Plates
Welcome to my series on Dresden plates. We are going to try some new things. And why should we not? It doesn’t always have to be just so does it? Let’s use our creativity and come up with some different ways to add that center to the Dresden plate. I will say that this is the only way I have ever added a center, so I’m excited to try something new. And I think I’m going to turn all the blocks for this challenge into pillows.
If you’d like to do the same, I’ll be cutting all my background blocks 15″ square.
My ideas for this challenge are:
- sashiko stitches
- pom poms
- crochet doilies
- needle turn applique
- crochet lace
That’s it so far, but I’ll continue stewing through the weeks. If you have an idea you’d like me to feature, send it my way and you will completely get credit for it. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject.
How to make a dresden plate with a basic raw edge applique
Before we can start exploring, I’m going to show you a tutorial for the Dresden plate with a basic center.
- Buy a Dresden ruler
- Learn how to use a Dresden ruler
- Heather Ross fabric found: newer prints found here or older prints found here or here if you prefer shopping on Amazon.
- Buy Heat n Bond interfacing by the yard or by the bolt.
- I cut my blades at 3.5″. This made for a 9″ plate. My background was 15″ square.
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I hope you enjoyed making a Dresden plate, especially if you’ve never made one before! Come back next Wednesday for some sashiko stitches. Hugs!