Show 2308: Susan Cleveland - It's Hip to be a Modern Dresden- Languages English, Spanish, Italian, German, French & Russian

Featuring: Susan Cleveland

Posts On: October 7, 2018 (Free from March 20, 2020 through March 23, 2021)


We have translated this show into English, Spanish, Italian, German, French & Russian. Watch in your language and let us know if it's good. Susan Cleveland is in the house and that means precision, fabulous workmanship, and lots of laughs. Having avoided the Dresden plate for years because she wasn’t happy with her own results, she is now a full-fledged convert…working with a traditional block in an upbeat and contemporary way. With a nod of thanks to her quilt sisters of yore, Susan shares tips for creating perfect points, avoiding the dreaded wonky bias volcano center, and fun and contemporary ways to add spark and fun to this much loved block. A stickler for impeccable piecing, Susan then shares tips about thread, needles, and feed dogs that can make a huge difference when it comes to results. Don’t miss this show!

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Susan Cleveland (Pieces Be With You)

From Chapter One:

1930s Dresden plates are darling, but many people have difficulty with the bias, points, and the appliqué center not laying flat. A student mentioned to Susan that her Prairie Pointer tool worked great for getting the tricky pointed end just perfect. Susan shows you how to use the tool and shares tips for creating perfect points (single and double).

From Chapter Two:

Alex and Ricky welcome back Susan to catch up and see what new things she’s been working on. They take a look at her new passion, Dresden plate quilts, and the Flowered and Feather Frenzy quilt, which incorporates all of her favorite techniques...precision piecing, handwork, and embellishment.

From Chapter Three:

Susan works with Ricky and shows him how to put a Dresden plate "ring" together.

From Chapter Four:

Susan shares her secrets to impeccable piecing.

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#42 Sue Wharton 2018-12-31 23:09
Thanks for the wonderful tips- you make quilting fun!
#41 Sharon 2018-12-31 19:33
I was surprised to hear that "turn of the cloth" was a new term because I learned about it in 4H. I am now seventy, so you can guess how many years ago that was. I've always pressed seams open to get a flat quilt top, and in over forty years of quilting, no problems with seams coming open, batting migrating, etc. I've also seen Double Pointed Dresdens before, but loved seeing your quilts. Thanks.
#40 Judy garden. 2018-12-31 08:37
What a fabulous show! I picked up so many pointers.
#39 WandaM 2018-12-28 21:56
Wowzer! What a wonderful show! Thank you Susan for all those amazing tips!
#38 sarah21 2018-12-28 01:27
Wow - Dynamite! How hot is Susan!!!! Piping Hot. I know I am a lot behind the time with only watching this show today. I've learnt so much today and I want to get her book impeccable piecing! So I can understand some of the things she said a little more clearly. Her dresden plate piecing is a "WOW" factor moment for me! Reason being I made a dresden plate cushion and had some of the very same issues she showed on her video hence some of my plates were actually distorted. Loved this show it was for me the best for 2018. Sarah21
#37 pipinghot 2018-10-17 17:41
Theercs, Susan here!
We'll get best results with a foot that makes better contact with all the feed dogs. I use the basic foot that comes with the machine, unless I need to see the needle and then I use the open-toe foot. I hope you give it a try!
#36 Kathleenallison 2018-10-15 12:27
Susan I’m watching from Scotland , thank you for your great tips on the show I was in the middle of piecing a quilt on my Bernina using 1/4 inch foot and having trouble with it not feeding well. I just tried Susan’s method and it is far better and accurate.
Thanks again
#35 iquiltfast 2018-10-15 12:26
Fabulous many wonderful tips. I learned a lot!!! Thank you, Susan ❤️
#34 FiberontheMt 2018-10-14 14:25
Great show. Loved the tips and tricks. Maybe you can convince Susan to revive and add to the "Name that Stitch" series that Libby Lehman did so well.
#33 theercs 2018-10-13 10:39
Loved the show! In the last segment with the precision piecing, Susan mentioned that the quarter-inch foot was out the window. What is the best foot to use if your needle is off to the right?
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