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    Question about the checkered dresden

    All the pieces cut, pressed, and I just made one "plate". It came out beautiful except there is some fullness at the center. I have not put the center circle in it yet. I'm wondering if the fullness will go away once I have the center in?

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    Re: Question about the checkered dresden

    Often on Dresdens if you don't have accurate 1/4" seams, sometimes even if you do, there is fullness. To make the Dresden lay flatter take up a few seams to ease that fullness. After it lays flat and just the way you want it, then add your center circle. Sometimes......rarely.....but sometimes if only just a tiny bit full, a good steaming and just pressing flat will make the fabric lay better.

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      Re: Question about the checkered dresden

      Dresden's are one block where accurAte cutting and 1/4 inch seams are importAnt due to the math - petals need to equAl 360 degrees to lay flat.
      Wendy
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        Re: Question about the checkered dresden

        I just made one plate for a table topper. It was full in the center. I took in some of the seams and it's flat now.
        Quilters never die, they just go batts.

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          Re: Question about the checkered dresden

          Hi Beth and other members,

          Thank you asking that question and for all the answers. As I'm sure I will run into the same problem when I start the same quilt in the next day or two. I will be making mine into a large king size.
          Have a blessed day
          Pam[/I]
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            Re: Question about the checkered dresden

            I took advice on sewing a little more than 1/4 in seams to take away the fullness. I realized that all my plates were not the same size. I found that if I sew 5 blades at a time together, press really well after adding the 5 blades and press all the seams the same direction that I had an almost perfectly flat plate. And all 9 of them are now the same size. Just press down and do not stretch the plate or glide the iron around. A little starch also helped. Hope this helps, it is a beautiful pattern.

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              #7
              Re: Question about the checkered dresden

              This is what I have done, too! Works really well!
              Originally posted by LillyRenee View Post
              I took advice on sewing a little more than 1/4 in seams to take away the fullness. I realized that all my plates were not the same size. I found that if I sew 5 blades at a time together, press really well after adding the 5 blades and press all the seams the same direction that I had an almost perfectly flat plate. And all 9 of them are now the same size. Just press down and do not stretch the plate or glide the iron around. A little starch also helped. Hope this helps, it is a beautiful pattern.
              “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.” ― John Muir
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                Re: Question about the checkered dresden

                I am thinking about hand quilting my checkered Dresden plate top. I have quilted a few quilts but seem to not be thinking of how this one should be quilted. Has anyone ever hand quilted it and would you post pics so I could see some ideas? Thank you

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