A Merry Christmas To You Quilt-Along

A Merry Christmas To You, Quilt-Along Week #5

Week # 5

I’m glad you’re sewing my

“A Merry Christmas To You” quilt with us.

If you haven’t already, please join “Sewing With Susan” Facebook group

so you can see what others are doing

& to also show your progress.

This week we will start the fun stuff;

making Tiny Dresden plates!

There are 18 Tiny Dresden plates scattered across this quilt

(or quilts if you’re making the 4 small quilts).

Since I don’t want you to be overwhelmed

I’ve decided we will concentrate on making just

5 Tiny Dresden plate blocks this week.

From here on out, it will be inferred that you

spray & press each & every fabric

with Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

Choose fabrics for the first 5 Tiny Dresden plates

including background fabrics.

Follow the instructions on page 3 to make

just 5 Tiny Dresden plate blocks.

You’ll need 12 petals, 1 background square & 1 center for each block.

To keep track of which blocks you’re making,

you can note them on the free color-in sheet I offered earlier.

It’s on my website for you to download & print.

Something else I want to point out is the Dresden sewing

accuracy sheet that I’ve designed since making this pattern.

If you don’t have it from my book, Dresden Quilt Workshop,

or a more recent Tiny Dresden plate pattern,

you can find & print it here.

It allows you to check your sewing accuracy to be sure your plates will lie flat.

Just print the page then place 2 sewn petal on top the illustration.

If your petals are larger than my illustration, your seam is too small.

If your petals are smaller than my illustration, your seam is too large.

Checking your sewing accuracy with the first 2 petals,

should ensure flat, round plates!

Just Keep Sewing…

Susan

 

 

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