Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a fabulous day. I filled my day with this and that; did a whole lot of useful tasks. I kicked off my day with a trip to my dentist who proceeded to sort out my silly smile. I no longer look silly. The procedure was pain free. Hooray. All this followed by a trip to the tip to dispose of Christmas rubbish and a few other surplus to requirement things.
I received an email from Viv today asking a question about Dresden Plate blocks. It occurred to me that not everyone knows how to turn a simple Dresden template into a Dresden Blade. So, here’s a little tutorial showing what I do ….
I always start with freshly pressed fabric. I find that if you remove the creases you can trace and cut more accurately ….
Take your fabric shape and fold in half on the length aligning the sides …..
Now sew across the top using a 1/4” seam allowance …..
I like to clip the corner because it helps remove some of the bulk and gives you a sharper point …..
Now make sure your sides are aligned and finger press a guideline down the back (spine) of the blade …..
Now turn your blade right side out and push the point out carefully with a dull pencil (I use a sharpened chopstick) …..
Align the seam with the folded guideline and press …..
Now repeat the process until you have enough blades to form a plate. Wasn’t that easy??? I love the Dresden Plate block. It’s so easy but very effective.
I didn’t get any sewing done today. So, I have no progress to show you but I’ll make up for that over the weekend and post something next week.
So, for this evening, this very happy and super ambitious quilt maker will be doing some more hand quilting. I hope to make some headway on my Sweethearts Dozen over the weekend. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching ♥ ♥