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  • MHG Winnower
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    Originally posted by nativetexan View Post
    found this link. it's hard to see but the dresden points have fabric on each side of the center point folded down. look at the black and white one and red and green one. i know i have a larger pic somewhere.
    https://storyofaquilt.com/
    Many thanks for all your efforts!

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  • homesteader989
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    Wow, looks great! Thanks for sharing!

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  • MHG Winnower
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    Originally posted by nativetexan View Post
    found this link. it's hard to see but the dresden points have fabric on each side of the center point folded down. look at the black and white one and red and green one. i know i have a larger pic somewhere.
    https://storyofaquilt.com/
    Thank you for taking so much time finding this for me! I really appreciate it!

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  • nativetexan
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    found this link. it's hard to see but the dresden points have fabric on each side of the center point folded down. look at the black and white one and red and green one. i know i have a larger pic somewhere.
    https://storyofaquilt.com/

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  • nativetexan
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    I can't find it right now. it is like the faux cathedral block. a triangle folded and sewn in, then the folded edge being turned over a bit to form a curve. then sew that down. I will keep looking.

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  • MHG Winnower
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    Originally posted by nativetexan View Post
    did you see the dresden plates that had curves on each dresden? the points are still there but the fabric on each side is folded back and stitched in place. Looks quite nice!
    Yep, have, but most use a template. Where did you see the method you are talking about?
    Here's one that I found, but the points are there before the rounding happens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-cV4XwdtXc "Thank you!"

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  • nativetexan
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    did you see the dresden plates that had curves on each dresden? the points are still there but the fabric on each side is folded back and stitched in place. Looks quite nice!

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  • Granny Fran
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    Re: Getting those Dresden points centered!

    Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees. This is an excellent tip!! Thanks.

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  • Rhonda K
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    Thank you for the tip! I struggle with those points.

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  • Suzette
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    Great tip! Thanks!!

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  • Bubby
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    That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  • Claire Hallman
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    Aren't you smart and nice to figure that out and to share with us.

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  • MHG Winnower
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    Getting those Dresden points centered!

    Doing a lot of dresdens, and eyeballing the point was just not working.
    Found an easy way for complete accuracy.
    After you sew, but before you create the point, match up the outside edges and finger press along the folded side.
    (figure 1 below)
    When you open the dresden to press the point, simply match the sew line to the finger pressed line and press! Perfect sides every time.
    (figure 2 below)
    Dresden1.jpg
    Dresden2.jpg
    Maybe this method is out there on the web, but I've never seen it. Hope it helps someone.
    Last edited by MHG Winnower; August 1, 2018, 08:28 AM.
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