Quilting: Dresden Plates
Intermediate | 50 min 12 sec
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Explore this classic quilting block that works equally well with traditional or contemporary fabrics. The blades and center of the block are made separately and then attached to the background fabric, so you can experiment with different fabrics and placements. Kathy walks through a range of different fabric combinations to show the different effects. She also shows how to work with a wedge ruler, as well as offering a download to create your own template – and finally, Kathy teaches you how to applique the Dresden Plate onto background fabric and build it into a quilt.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Fabric of your choice (half yard total)
  • sewing machine
  • iron and ironing board
  • straight sewing pins
  • all purpose sewing thread
  • quilting ruler
  • Dresden plate ruler template (in the PDF)
  • fabric scissors
  • seam ripper
  • chalk pencil
  • circle templates (in the PDF)
  • appliqué pins (optional)
  • toothpick
  • tin foil (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Use a wedge ruler or blade template
  • Use hand appliqué
  • Audition your fabric stash

What you’ll get:
  • A detailed lesson on how to applique the Dresden Plate onto background fabric
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from quilter Kathy Doughty
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
357 users recommended this class to a friend
The instruction was really clear and the experimentation with colour super helpful
20 hours ago
Vickie Mazurek
Would like trouble shooting info
October 24, 2022
Michael Somers
Kathy makes Dresden plates very approachable and less intimidating in this class. My biggest takeaway, though, is the cool/warm/neutral method of organizing print fabrics. Definitely will try my hand at this technique soon!
More than 3 months ago