You asked for it last year and now it is here, the Dresden Plate stamp!
The stamp makes a small size plate, only 5″ across.
I’d been working with this block for a while and tried different ways of piecing and appliqueing it. I FINALLY figured it out. I really wanted the traditional Dresden plate with the curved plates. (Anyone can make the pointy ones by machine…) So here is what I did.
I used a “Stampin’ Up” 1″ circle punch. Why “Stampin’ Up” rather than a cheap one from the hobby store? Because it will punch out perfect circles of heavy duty freezer paper. I have a limited number in my web store at the same price I paid.
As you can see, mine has been used quite a lot! It folds flat for storage, too.
I then punched out 1″ circles from Cut Rite Heavy Duty freezer paper. One of my friends told me about this product for applique and I have to admit, it is GREAT! You can see through it if you are doing traditional applique, but I just punched out my circles for my project.
I have a limited number of packs of 25 sheets in my web store if you need to purchase it with your stamp.
So, how did I use these products together? The instructions are clear in the pattern directions, but here is one block as I worked on it, to give you an idea.
You’ll be making your blocks in no time! I made my quilt with 9 blocks, but already have another setting in mind.
You are going to LOVE your blocks!
Until next time,