Do you subscribe to
Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine?
If so, you’ve probably already seen my
on page 36.
I got my copy yesterday!
I designed a new “flower” with my 2 templates;
Tiny Dresden Plate
& Mini Dresden Plate.
I think it’s my favorite of all the plates that I’ve created.
It doesn’t hurt that I used a lot of my favorite
Barbara Brackman & Jo Morton prints.
The flowers came first,
then the Tiny Dresden pile of petals.
This is my favorite antique cutlery tray.
I have a few…
It helps ALL of my little petals
get transported from my cutting table
to my ironing board,
to my sewing machine
& back again
without getting lost!
Lots of fun steps involved
but the most important step for making flat plates
is finding the scant 1/4″ seam on your sewing machine.
If you’re unsure,
the Perfect Piecing Seam Guide by Perkins Dry Goods is great.
You can find them on my notions page.
Aren’t the Tiny plates lovely???
BTW, I travel to teach all of my tips & techniques for perfect little plates.
Making the center circles is a snap with these tools:
- Apliquick Bars
- Roxanne Glue-Baste-It or Bohin glue pen
- freezer paper
- circle paper cutter
- Clover’s Bordeaux scissors
- my Classic Metal Signs plastic coated brochure…
They all help me to succeed with making perfectly round centers!
Let’s not forget the tiny blind hem stitch on my machine
that makes the applique look like it’s done by hand,
except I can do it on my machine in a snap instead of a lifetime!
I have to say making fabric choices
is probably the toughest part of this quilt!
I always worry about how the fabrics will photograph.
You can purchase a copy of the magazine at
Primitive Quilts & Projects for just $9.99.
There are a lot of cute quilts in there besides mine!
Want to win a copy???
Leave me a message
(at the top of this post)
- your favorite of my little Dresden quilt patterns on my website
- & also if you’ve ever made a Dresden plate
Can’t wait to hear from you for a chance to win!
Just Keep Sewing…