14 October 2010

English Paper Piecing Dresden Plate

I was looking through some photos in a kiv folder and realised that I haven’t blogged about this! 

Way back in June, I showed how I made paper templates to make the Dresden Plate using English Paper Piecing. Later I made many plates and with some stitcheries, I made Happy Scrappy Little Bird table runner. But I did not show how I pieced the wedges !

So, here goes :)

DSCN2217_thumb  These are the wedges that you will get if you have followed my tutorial.

snip wedge
Cut off the tips of the points.

wedge2 DSCN2257
Cut your fabric with enough seam allowance all around except the narrow end.
Next, baste the paper wedges to the fabric.

DSCN2258   Using  whip stitch, join the wedges……

DSCN2255    …until you get a complete Dresden Plate!
Super easy method..just perfect for hand stitching.

dresden Don’t you just love the Little Bird ?


  1. That's a great way to obtain perfectly regular shapes!
    The bird in the center is lovely :)

  2. This is looking so smart..how perfect...great,nice work...

  3. I love it!! This is great way to get your petals to line up perfectly. Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Hello Penny, I love the form but can not find the right line in centimeters in Italy, very nice and easy so even I can do patchwork. thank you for your explanation, your blog is now among my favorites.
    Franca from Liguria, Riviera