Triple Dresden Plate Workshop with Janet Goddard on Saturday 5th October
Triple Dresden Plate with Janet Goddard from Patchwork Patterns
Saturday 5th October – 10 – 4pm – £50 – The Dresden Plate blocks in this quilt are constructed from pieced wedges. Each wedge contains three fabrics. The middle fabric in each wedge creates a circular effect in the middle of the block. The Dresden plates are stitched using machine piecing and applique. After lots of experimentation I have found that the fabrics that work best with this design are those that blend together rather than those that boldly contrast so do bear this in mind when choosing fabrics. The wedges can also be made with jelly roll strips. Students need to be able to use a rotary cutter and stitch an accurate ¼” seam.
Machine stitching workshop which looks great fun and what a way to learn this design.
The requirements listed below are sufficient to make a quilt measuring approx. 53 x 53in.
*2 m light background fabric
*One jelly roll or 6 – 12 fat quarters fabric
*¼ m fabric for the centres
*¼ m heatnbond or similar
Easy Dresden ruler or template plastic approx. 6” x 4”
*Neutral thread for piecing, thread to match fabrics for topstitching and applique
*Rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat
Sewing machine (piecing and applique foot)
Usual sewing equipment
To finish the quilt but not needed on the day:
*1 long quarter fabric for the inner border
*½ m fabric for the outer border
*12in fabric for the binding
*Wadding 56 x 56in
*Backing fabric 56 x 56in
*Can be purchased at Poppy Patch
Availability: 12 in stock