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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 13:20 #115851

ajclapp wrote:
Here's an easy way to make a Dresden plate on paper. It won't work for a single block with lots of fabrics, but will work for multiple 2 fabric blocks. You could cut the paper template into smaller sections for using with more fabrics, or increase the size when printing for a larger block. http://www.amc-quilts.com/sew_on_the_line.html. Click on the template on the bottom of the page for a PDF file. General instructions are at the top of the page. It finishes at about 5" with 16 petals that float on a 6" background.

I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 11:24 #115850

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Here's an easy way to make a Dresden plate on paper. It won't work for a single block with lots of fabrics, but will work for multiple 2 fabric blocks. You could cut the paper template into smaller sections for using with more fabrics, or increase the size when printing for a larger block. http://www.amc-quilts.com/sew_on_the_line.html. Click on the template on the bottom of the page for a PDF file. General instructions are at the top of the page. It finishes at about 5" with 16 petals that float on a 6" background.
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 11:03 #115848

PosyP wrote:
If links are taboo, I'll delete it immediately.
Thank you all for your help!
No links are not taboo (unless they are plain nasty or pure spam adverts) However I loved going over and having a look at your blog. Your fashion commentry is pure fun, I will definitely be back.[/quote]

Thanks!
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 11:01 #115847

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Fabulous!
You make very good use of different motifs in your work.

Thanks for sharing.

Andrée
Thanks! I love combining different elements into a single design.
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 10:18 #115846

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Quiltpress wrote:
AndreeBergeron wrote:
It looks great. Sometimes our "badluck" are not so bad: you were missing the number of blades that would fit in your color arrangement perfectly!

Will we see the rest of this project?
Andrée

I really appreciate your help! I am taking notes on your findings so I can clean it up next time.
I am blogging about what I'm working on, but I'm not sure what the rules are about posting external links here, but here are the beginnings of it:
http://munizcouture.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/whats-next/
The Dresden is part of my mother's pocket.

If links are taboo, I'll delete it immediately.
Thank you all for your help!
No links are not taboo (unless they are plain nasty or pure spam adverts) However I loved going over and having a look at your blog. Your fashion commentry is pure fun, I will definitely be back.


Embroideress Extrordinaire & Mad Hatter
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 09:21 #115844

Fabulous!
You make very good use of different motifs in your work.

Thanks for sharing.

Andrée
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 08:55 #115843

AndreeBergeron wrote:
It looks great. Sometimes our "badluck" are not so bad: you were missing the number of blades that would fit in your color arrangement perfectly!

Will we see the rest of this project?
Andrée

I really appreciate your help! I am taking notes on your findings so I can clean it up next time.
I am blogging about what I'm working on, but I'm not sure what the rules are about posting external links here, but here are the beginnings of it:
http://munizcouture.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/whats-next/
The Dresden is part of my mother's pocket.

If links are taboo, I'll delete it immediately.
Thank you all for your help!
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 08:27 #115842

It looks great. Sometimes our "badluck" are not so bad: you were missing the number of blades that would fit in your color arrangement perfectly!

Will we see the rest of this project?
Andrée
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 08:16 #115841

AndreeBergeron wrote:
Put the 16 blade on top of the 20 blade. The difference in size is somewhere between 0 - 1/8". That's why I would think that the seam allowance might not have been accurate.

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Another thing that could have an impact would be the bias edge, depending on how it was cut, and if the seam was pressed during the assembly (could distort the fabric).

Mathematical challenge... :?

Andrée

And, you win the award for best informed reply! Thank you so much for that!!!
OK, I went back to the pattern and matched the pattern piece with each blade and they all matched. I went back to my original paper circle and the quadrant I separated and folded fit in perfectly.
It makes no sense.
Here is the pattern piece. The flange part at the top is the facing for the point. I darkened some of the lines in Photoshop to be more easily seen.

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Here is the finished Dresden with the 20 pieces.
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It pressed flat and worked into the project beautifully, so I'm just going to let it ride.
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 08:03 #115840

Margo wrote:
This is another block where starching your fabric first could make a big difference because all four edges are bias!
Remember to gently press, NOT iron, your seams and be extra careful not to distort them.

I used 50/50 Stay-flo. You could have landed a small airplane on that fabric it was so stiff. LOL
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 07:48 #115839

Great advice Margo!

Andrée
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 20 Feb 2014 07:32 #115838

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This is another block where starching your fabric first could make a big difference because all four edges are bias!
Remember to gently press, NOT iron, your seams and be extra careful not to distort them.


It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived !
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 19 Feb 2014 20:35 #115835

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WooHoo Andree!
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Re: Dresden Pattern Draft 19 Feb 2014 19:31 #115834

Put the 16 blade on top of the 20 blade. The difference in size is somewhere between 0 - 1/8". That's why I would think that the seam allowance might not have been accurate.

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Another thing that could have an impact would be the bias edge, depending on how it was cut, and if the seam was pressed during the assembly (could distort the fabric).

Mathematical challenge... :?

Andrée
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