Plates for Your Table



This project is my version of a common block called Dresden Plate. I love this traditional block and started thinking . . . wouldn't this make a wonderful plate charger for my table and that was the start of my inspiration for this month's Moda Bake Shop project. I really fell in love with Bonnie & Camille's "Simple Abundance Collection" that's now available in stores. It looks so great with the colors I have in my home.

This is a HUGE post but there are FOUR projects within this ONE post. I've included instructions for each of the four projects. You can make one of the projects or all of them. The projects are listed in the following order within this post:
  • Part One: Making the Dresden Plate Charger
  • Part Two: Making the Fat Quarter Napkins
  • Part Three: Making the Napkin Rings
  • Part Four: Making the Dresden Plate Table Runner



  • One Fat Quarter Bundle of "Simple Abundance" by Bonnie & Camille
  • 3 yards of Cream Background Print #55011-19 for Hourglass Units & Quilt Backing
  • 2/3 yards of Cream on Cream Floral #55017-19 for Background Block in Table Runner
  • 2/3 yards of Green & Brown Stripe #55014-13 for Binding
  • 15" x 15" piece of felted Cream colored Moda Wool for each 13" Dresden Plate Charger
  • Stack-n-Whack 18 degree Fan Ruler by Bethany S. Reynolds
  • Triangle Square Up Ruler by Eleanor Burns

Cutting Diagram to use for cutting up your fat quarters.

Added Note: Please refer to the cutting diagram below. The measurement for Letter A is typed incorrectly and should read 4" x 4" squares. Also the first "A" at the top of the diagram that looks like a rectangle should be marked letter "D" it's actually leftover. This information will not print in the printer friendly version of the pattern.



  • 2 Small Buttons per Napkin Ring
  • Coordinating Embroidery Floss for finishing Dresden Plate Chargers


Part One: Making the Dresden Plate Chargers
(Finished Size: 13" Round)

1. The method for making the Dresden Plate Units is the same no matter what size you decide to make. In this portion of the tutorial I will be using the 3" x 6" rectangles for making the Dresden Plate Chargers.

Begin making your Dresden Plate Units by picking out 20 darker fabrics from your Fat Quarter Bundle. Make sure to cut out the strips along the 22" length of your fat quarter so you will have plenty of room to square up your strips and rectangles.

For Each Plate Charger cut 1 set of 20 rectangles:
  • Cut each strip 3" x 22" Sub cut each strip into three 3" x 6" rectangles.


2. Using the Stack n' Whack 18 degree Fan Ruler you will cut out the 20 spokes for each dresden plate unit making sure to align your ruler on the fabric in between the zero and the 6" line. Trim off the excess fabric on both sides.


3. Arrange each spoke in the position that you desire or you can follow the layout in the picture.


4. Starting with the first spoke pick up the second spoke and place it underneath and continue around the circle. Take the stack to your sewing machine. Reduce your stitch length to 1.5-2.0 (my machine is preset to 2.5).

5. Take the first spoke and with right sides together fold it in half matching the corners of the widest edge and sew using a 1/4" seam. This will create the point. Make sure to make long thread tails in-between each spoke as you chain stitch.


6. Create a chain for every 20 spokes. This will help keep it more organized.


7. Clip the corner of each point before turning.


8. Fold the seam open and finger press before turning.


9. Turn the seam inward and use a knitting needle or a blunt point to make it pointed.


10. Make sure the seam is in the center of the spoke before you press.


11. It may be easier for you to lay out your spokes as you sew them together. I like to work in a clockwise direction. Establish a starting point and pick up two spokes. Use a 1/4" seam to sew the spokes together in pairs. Chain Stitch all the pairs. Make sure you start sewing at the outside edge and sew down toward what will become the inside circle. This will assure that your outer edges match up nicely. Remember the open center circle of your dresden plate will later be covered with an appliqued circle.


12. Chain stitch the pairs into 5 sets of four. Then finish by sewing the sets of four into a dresden plate. Press all your seams in a clockwise direction.


IMPORTANT: leave a long thread tail at the outer sewn edge where you begin sewing. Later the thread will be folded into the seam allowance. This will assure that the seams will stay sewn.

13. Now place your sewn and pressed dresden plate in the center of the 15" x 15" piece of felted Moda Cream Wool. Pin in place. Using my walking foot I first stitched in the ditch in-between each spoke and secured or locked my stitch at the beginning and end.


14. Then using an invisible thread and a very narrow hemstitch I stitched around the dresden plate unit. You may also hand applique if you desire.


15. Make a cardboard template and create a curved edge. Then use it to trace the curve around each spoke.


16. Cut the wool along the pencil line around the dresden plate charger.


17. Make a 3" circle out of cereal box cardboard and then cut a piece of fabric larger @ approximately 3 3/4". Then sew a running stitch around it and pull the threads tight. Apply a bit of starch and press. Remove cardboard then press again.


18. Center the circle in the middle of your Dresden Plate and machine applique using invisible thread and a small hemstitch. You may also hand applique if you prefer. I finished off the wool edge of my Dresden Plate Charger with a blanket stitch.


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Part Two: Making the Fat Quarter Napkins
(Finished Size: 14 1/2" x 14 1/2")


You will need 2 fat quarters (one light & one dark) for each napkin you decide to make.
  • Cut one fat quarter @ 18" x 18" square of Green #55011-15
  • Cut one fat quarter @ 12" x 12" square of Cream #55013-19
There won't be enough of the same fabric from your fat quarter bundle to make more than one napkin. This section is just to teach you the method I used for making the Fat Quarter Napkins. You will have to buy additional fabric to make more than one fat quarter napkin.


This is the additional yardage you will need to buy if you decide to make the Fat Quarter Napkins:
  • 2 yards of Green #55011-15 fabric will be enough to make eight 18" x 18" squares.
  • 1 yard of Cream #55013-19 fabric will be enough to cut nine 12" x 12" squares.
1. Before you cut your fabric make sure to starch and press out all of the fold lines.

2. Take your two fat quarters and trim the darker fabric to 18" x 18" square. Then take the light fabric and trim to 12" x 12" square.


3. Mark the center on each side of the 12" square and the 18" square.


4. Match up the centers on ONE side and pin. Also measure where you would stop sewing the 1/4" seam on each corner of the 12" square then make a dot as seen in the picture below.


5. Start sewing from the 1/4" point in each corner in toward the center where you marked the opening.
Leave at least a 3 finger size opening to turn the napkin when finished.


6. Press the seam toward the darker fabric as seen below.
Then bring the opposite side of the 12" square up to the opposite side of the 18" square, matching the centers. Sew from the 1/4" mark in one corner to the 1/4" mark on the opposite corner.


7.
Again press the seam toward the darker fabric. You have now sewn two sides of the napkin.


8. Now turn the napkin and repeat the process. Match the centers and pin making sure the corners match up at the 1/4" point as seen in the picture below.




9. Close-up of sewing the seam down toward the 1/4" point in the corner where you will stop sewing. Make sure to secure you stitches where you finish the seam.


10. By centering the 12" square in the middle you will have flaps in all four corners that will become the mitered corners.


11. Fold the flaps and finger press the corners.



11. You will sew the finger pressed seam as seen in the picture below. Make sure to insert the needle where you ended the side seams.



12. Close up of the mitered corner.


13. Close up of the trimmed corners. Make sure to press the mitered seams open and clip the fabric close to the sewn seam right where it meets the corner so that it lays flat.


14. Now you are ready to turn your Fat Quarter Napkin.


15. You may sew a straight or decorative stitch around the inside edge of the darker fabric to finish it off the napkin.



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Part Three: Making the Napkin Rings

(Finished Size: 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" before buttoned)



1. Cut one piece of fabric and one piece of pellon measuring 4" x 7 1/2"
2. Baste the pellon on the wrong side of fabric.
3. Fold in half with right sides together then sew a 1/4" seam.
4. Turn right side out. Press.
5. Turn ends inside tube about 1/2" and press.
6. Sew closely all around the outside edge.
7. Move your needle to the left a little and sew around the napkin ring again.
8. Sew two button holes and attach two buttons.
9. It's ready to button up and use as a napkin ring.


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Part Four: Making the Dresden Plate Table Runner
Finished Size: 15 1/2" x 66 1/4"


Cut the following to make your hourglass blocks for the Table Runner:
This will be enough to make 72 hourglass blocks (you will use 64)
  • Cut 36 squares measuring 4" x 4" from 18 of the darker prints
  • Cut 36 squares measuring 4" x 4" from the Cream Background Print #55011-19

Part A: Making the Hourglass Blocks:

1. Start by taking one light 4" x 4" square and placing it right sides together over the 4" x 4" darker square. Repeat this process for the remaining squares and then draw a pencil line from the top left corner down to the lower right corner.


2. Sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the pencil line.



3. Cut along the pencil line of each square.


4. Press the seams to the darker fabric.


5. Pair the half square triangles (HST) with other half square triangles (HST).


6. Place one HST over another HST with right sides together making sure the dark sides are over the light sides as seen in the picture below.


7. Draw another pencil line from one corner across the seam to the other corner as seen in the picture below. Now sew a 1/4" seam on each side of the pencil line.


8. After sewing a 1/4" seam on each side of the pencil line you will cut along the pencil line as seen below. You will need to make two piles. One pile for the left half and one pile for the right half. You ask why? Well, when you go to sew the HST's together you will want the seams to seat into each other and that will give you well matched points and seams.


9. Now comes the pressing. Start with the right pile that you made in step 8. Open the seam and press them in a clockwise direction as seen below. Repeat the process for the left hand pile as seen below. These seams will go in a counter-clockwise direction.


Here's a close-up of the seam that you will be opening up.


10. Trim each unit Hourglass Unite to 3" x 3" using the Triangle square up ruler making sure to keep your left piles together and your right piles together.


11. Arrange and sew the Hourglass blocks from the right hand pile into groups of 4 hourglass blocks per sashing unit and then repeat for the Hourglass blocks from the left hand pile. You will need 16 of these Hourglass Sashing Units for the Table Runner and then press the seams open.



Part B: Making the Dresden Plate Blocks for the Table Runner



You will need 5 sets of 20 rectangles for the Five 8 3/4" Dresden Plates.

Out of 20 darker fabrics cut the following:
  • Cut strips @ 2 1/2" x 22" then Sub-cut each strip into FIVE 2 1/2" x 3 3/4 rectangles.
Out of the Cream on Cream Floral #55017-19 cut the following:
  • Cut a 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" background square out of a light print for each Dresden Plate Unit you decide to make. Your table runner can be any size you choose. For example, you could use 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 Dresden Plate Block Units depending on how big your table is. I am using 5 blocks for my table runner.
Out of the Dark Brown Fabric cut the following:
  • Cut 12 squares measuring 3" x 3" out of the dark chocolate fabric for the posts.
1. Make the 5 dresden plate blocks following the instructions in the Dresden Plate Charger Section in Part One.

2. Then applique the dresden plates to each of the 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" background squares. You can hand applique or machine applique using an invisible thread.

3. Take an hourglass sashing unit and sew one to each side of the dresden plate block.

4. Take two 3" x 3" chocolate squares and sew to each side of an hourglass sashing unit. Then sew to the the top and bottom of the dresden plate block (refer to table runner pictures).

5. Continue to assemble the Dresden Plate Table Runner according to the layout in the picture below.


  • One Dresden Plate Table Runner (finished size: 15 1/2" x 66 1/4")
  • Six Dresden Plate Chargers (finished size: 13" round)
  • One Fat Quarter Napkin (finished size: 14 1/2" x 14 1/2")
  • Six Napkin Rings (finished size: 1 3/4" x 6 1/2" unbuttoned)


I hope you LOVE this fall project as much as I LOVED making it.
ENJOY!


Hugs, Kim Walus

www. bittybitsandpieces.blogspot.com



128 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

Oh my gosh they're such wonderful projects!!! I'm in love with that table runner... it's so gorgeous!

Jeannette said...

This certainly is on my list to do

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

One of thee best projects I've seen on MBS yet! WOW! Kim. What a gorgeous tutorial! Simply Awesome!

badlandsquilts said...

Wow... these are awesome. Love the chargers and the runner!

greetingarts said...

I cannot believe that clever little trick of making the points on those little blades. You are simply a wonder. I can see these Dresden plates in so many different colors and styles, for every season and holiday of the year. Thank you so much for your hard work and willingness to share.

Shari said...

This is a very well done tutorial! I love the use of the wool. Never heard of a plate charger before - it's a very nice placemat to me!

Quilthaze said...

These are just beautiful! As usual your tutorial is very clear and it's definately top of my 'To Do' list.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Sandy Shirley said...

What a great tutorial! I would love to try my hand at making a charger! It looks so beautiful on the table.

Ariane said...

I love it. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. These are amazing.

madrekarin said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Thanks so much. :)

Simone de Klerk said...

Fantastic Dresdan Plate tutorial!

Terry said...

These are so beautiful! I love Dresden plates! Thanks so much! :0)

Fiesta said...

I will be busy, thank you for the printer friendly option.

Shontelle said...

What an awesome tutorial! The table runner in particular is gorgeous.

Lynn Osborne said...

I love them all. They are just beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

Thank you, Kim. You have truly outdone yourself. These four projects are beautifully explained, beautifully photographed and just plain "beautiful".

YOU are a beautiful person for sharing your talent and expertise.

Sewing hugs and blessings.

Jackie said...

What wonderful tutorials! I love it when I go through a tutorial and say "I can do that!". As a newer quilter, that is important to me!

Quilt Hollow said...

Hat's off to Kim!! She really did an awesome job on this tutorial! By far one of the best I've seen! It's wonderful!!

Nedra said...

Your tutorial is so clear and easy to follow. Thank you for all the work you put into this! I will be making it for sure!

Blogless me said...

I was planning to make a Dresden Plate - I shall certainly use your tutorial. Thank you!
I also like the hints for seating the seams of the HST. Simple but clever.

eamylove said...

Thanks for posting this technique. My quilting circle showed this method, but I don't know if I could figure it out again, after so many years. Very clever use of this block!!!

Susan said...

What a fantastic tutorial. I don't know what I want to try 1st. Thanks so much!

Aimee said...

This is one of my favorite projects on MBS for sure!! I am in love!

Annelies Dease said...

Wow and WOW again...thanks for a very inspirational tutorial. WOW. DId I already say that???? XXX Annie

muckla said...

I just love the fabrics you used!

moramargaritaster said...

Those are an awesome project.
Thank you so much for sharing them, they are just fantastic and i put them on my list to my chrismas projects.Congrats!!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Seriously, Kim, you're a genius! This is the coolest tutorial!

Mary said...

Kim,
You do excellent tutorials! This is a very tempting project, from one who needs another one like a hole in the head.

Colleen said...

So fun! You are talented

Suzanne said...

These are awesome tutorials. Thank you so much. That takes so much time and effort! I'd love to make one of the chargers!

Amanda said...

Wow, Kim! What great tutorials! These look like they would be fun to make!

You always go "over the top" with your tutorials and everything you make. These are awesome!

erica e said...

great tutorial for a truly spectacular project. the chargers are sooooo cool!

Pokey said...

I love your table runner and plate chargers! The Dresden plate has always been a favorite of mine, and the prints you chose are perfect! Thank you for the great tutorial, too. So many pictures help a lot!!pokey

Millie said...

Kim, wow this is a great project! The tutorial is so easy to understand...the tablerunner is on my to do list. It will be so nice in red and green for Christmas too.

sewmeow said...

Great Moda fabrics, and even a greater tutorial of such great ideas. Thanks sew much!

sewmeow said...

I love those Moda fabrics and what great ideas for using them. Super project & tutorial. Thanks.

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

Thank you for a beautiful and detailed tutorial! The photos make it so much easier to follow along :)

Bree's place. said...

this is definetly one of my favorite projects Ive seen on MBS! So beautiful! Thank you~

Christine said...

What a great way to use this block! I am so impressed! I love it and want to make several!! Keep all the great ideas coming!

Fee said...

What a great tutorial! Now i will try the Dresden Plate,too. I think with your wonderful tutorial i don't have to be afraid to sew it.

Lot of greetings and thanks for all your hard work, Sabine

Cyndy said...

Thank you, thank you for a great tutorial.Very easy to follow

Sherri said...

Kim...you always have the best designs...can't decide which I want to make first...probably the plate chargers...they'd be so cute out of Gobble Gobble for Thanksgiving! But I don't know...love the runner too!

Rita said...

I love your project and this fabric line! Thanks for all your hard work.

Flittige hender said...

I love it. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. These are amazing.

onlymehere said...

I love them! They just scream Thanksgiving! It's above my skill level for now but I printed it out so that I can do it when I'm a bit better! Love them all. Cindy

Doina said...

It's so gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial!

jabeybaby said...

I love this! They are all such beautiful projects!

Edige said...

The set and the tutorial are super. Congratulations!
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Coffee_Queen said...

What a great project! I see the delivery of a fat quarter bundle of 'Simple Abundance' delivery to my house SOON! Thanks for the great MBS project!

Svanhild said...

Love the projects, and the fabric is gorgeous..

amy smart said...

Great work Kim! Beautiful projects and tutorials. Worth the wait. :)

Miriam said...

Wow Kim!! I love the Dresden Plate Charger. Wonderful instructions and photographs. I love that fabric line too. Gorgeous! I can't decide which one to make first!!
Thank you for another great tutorial.

Maryam said...

What a true work of art.

Nicole said...

Wow, these projects are gorgeous. I can't imagine how much work went into them. I'm loving the fabric and you did such an incredible job!

Dawn said...

Wow!! You out did yourself this time. Beautiful work! I need to make a few of these for my table!!

ladmquilter said...

This is so beautiful and you make it look so easy with your great instructions. Thanks

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

We are going to make napkins for my daughters Wedding in July, know I know just what we will do. Beautiful!!

Kim G said...

This is just beautiful, I love the Simple Abundanace line of fabrics!! I am not sure I could do this, but your instructions look like I could follow them.

Emily said...

Love the Dresden Plate pattern--though I've never attempted it. Your work is absolutely beautiful!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This whole coordinated set is incredible Kim. And the instructions/tutorial is perfect. Thank you for taking the time for doing this!

tooznie said...

I love this pattern! It's absolutely inspired!

hoganfe said...

Super cute Kim - love the tutorials as well!

mary
hoganfe handmade
handbag originals

thehobbyholic said...

Love, love, love this! I have been thinking about getting this fabric collection and I think I have just made up my mind. Hope to find it at Festival this week! :) Thanks!

Rae Ann said...

Kim you have outdone yourself. What a wonderful tutorial! The best I have ever seen! You deserve the blue ribbon for the best project and another for the best presentation.

Anne said...

Kim does it again!!! In love with this design. go Kim go!

Cheryl said...

Well done tutorial. I love traditional blocks. Loved your clever way of making the two toned napkins. Very cool.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love how the fabrics and colors all come together and compliment each other. What a lovely pattern.

Janice said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the projects. Absolutely fabulous!!

Patsy said...

Beautiful projects. The instructions are so clear. I can't wait to make these. They will be at the top of my to-do list!

MrsHwang said...

So inspiring! Thanks!

Cyndi Walker said...

Wow is that beautiful! So inspiring to boot!

Trisha said...

Wow, tons of projects to dress up your table! I love the runner. It is so pretty. And from my comment on your blog you know I think the plate chargers are incredible!

SG said...

Thank you for the great tutorials!
They're on my list...

Lori Holt said...

Kim
Your new projects are so fun...I love the dresdon plate too and your chargers look so FALL. I just think they're great.
The bake shop is very lucky to have you.
x
lori

Sarah said...

I have never made a Dresden block, but you make it look so easy--can't wait to make it.

Mary Burn said...

I have some dresden plates cut out and they would make the awesome charger. Thanks for the tutorial. I love Moda fabrics.

Mel said...

What a production!!

Love all of them!!

I see I'm going to have to get the Dresden template!!

Thanks Kim - Thanks Moda!

happy zombie said...

Ho. Ly. Cow! KIM!!! Oh my goodness. Great projects, great fabrics... and everything else from A to Z.... amazing... zowie-wowie!

keepitthimble said...

Awesome pattern. Great way to use my scraps. I know what everyone is getting for Christmas this year!

Sweettata said...

Luv these patterns and the fabric!! Such a great tutorial too. I love all of the projects - very creative!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Material Mary said...

I'm do excited to do a dresden plate quilt from scraps. I'm a big scrap girl and I have boxes to use up and this is a great project to do this with. Your directions are so clear and I have the ruler already to go. Thanks for all your hard work.
Mary

Vickie E said...

absolutely gorgeous!

jill.christine said...

can't wait to create this!

Jen said...

I just love the fact that this uses a whole FQ bundle. I'm always so hesitant to open them up unless I have a really great project to use all of the FQs. I'd love to see more projects using FQ bundles. This has to be one of the best MBS tutorials to date.

Carla said...

I think this is one of the prettiest I've seen. Beautiful tutorial.

Katie B. said...

Thanks for the tutorial, Kim! I love these projects, especially the charger. I'm hoping the birthday fairy brings me some Simple Abundance :)

free indeed said...

This was a great idea! I was searching for hard chargers; this is so much more fun! THanks for the great tute and the unique idea!

Gayle said...

That's my favorite way of making dresden plate blogs - so easy! What a beautiful project you've done Kim - just beautiful!

Jackie said...

That is a beautiful plate charger. I love the step by step instructions. LOVE IT!

Kelly O. said...

okay! Serious fabulousness!!

Jenibelle said...

Wow Kim! I saw the chargers a while ago, but that table runner....yowza, gorgeous! I keep telling you...you are one talented woman. I think you need a fabric line.....tee-hee. Love you!

andsewon said...

This is awesome! I think one of the best TUTs on here or the best so far!
Oh no another project to add to my growing list...hummm may just bump this into 1st place!
Lola

Courtepointe said...

Thanks for the great tute! I just bought this ruler a short time ago and have been making these "petals" out of charm packs like there is no tomorrow. Another great idea for using them!
Courtepointe

Courtepointe said...

Salut! Beau travail!

DailyFamily said...

That is beautiful. The Simple Abundance is just the right colors for fall. I'm thinking Thanksgiving decorations..

Bo said...

you dont realize how much inspiration i get from seeing all these beautiful projects..this is so perfect for the fall...

Susan Guzman, SuzGuz Designs said...

Sooooooo Cute! Such a wonderful addition to any table, using the dresden plate chargers. Great tutorial and so creative! I love when designers put a new twist on old blocks :)

Tiff said...

Thank you for the awesome tutorial! I'm going to try to make the charger out of recycled wool!

In Awe of Applique said...

oh my...loving the table runner and what a perfect idea for the plate charger (I love all things Dresdan plate)can't wait to make some!!

Susan In Texas said...

What terrific instructions, Kim! I've made tutorials myself and know how much work is involved in making them clear and concise. And your pictures are really excellent too. I'm very impressed (and I would still like to win that Dresden plate charger!)

Thanks,
Susan
http://susanintexas.blogspot.com
gentle_poster@charter.net

splashylady said...

I've searched many places, I even have many books, but I've never seen so much attention to giving detail, what a blessing you are. Thank you for the time and effort you put forth for those of us who could use a more personal touch! Pamala

PamKittyMorning said...

WONDERFUL PROJECTS!! Love the runner so much.

a little bit biased said...

All of these projects are gorgeous. I've been looking for a desden plate tutorial and this looks like the one! Thanks so much!

arlette said...

Gosh!!!!!! I love it!, I'd like to have it!

Jackie said...

Kim, You are a designing genius!! I just love them all, but the table runner and charger are out of this world!! You have totally outdone yourself.

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

These are so beautiful-the table runner is gorgeous! You do such detailed work and a generous tutorial for it!
~Nancy

quiltingnana said...

so creative...I absolutely love the charger pattern...want to make a couple for our round bistro table!

busymom said...

Thanks for having such get patterns and easy directions to follow. I look forward to making some of these projects

miss~nance said...

OH wow theis is suc a beautiful project. I have always wanted to try Dresden plates. This is definately going on my TO DO list.

Gail

quiltmom said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for creating such a wonderful detailed tutorial - and also making a printer friendly version. It helps to see each step clearly. U also liked the specifics about hour glass blocks.
Regards,
Anna (quiltmom)

Kim D. said...

Hi Kim,

What a great tutorial.. Love the dresden plate charger. I may have to make one of my own. Thanks for sharing.

Roslyn said...

Lovely table setting, great tutorial.
I will for sure at least make a charger!

Michelle said...

I love this tute!! I can't wait to get started on my set!

Mandy said...

I still love this so much! But I think it's a little advanced for my skills yet lol!

ana-ane said...

Very well , Thanks so much. Ana-Ane

V and Co. said...

most def one the best kim!!! fabulous!

Anne Marie said...

It's AnneMarie Doman! Your project is amazing. You are so talented!

Julia said...

Oh my gosh they're such wonderful projects!!! I'm in love with that table runner... it's so gorgeous!

Everything is!!
Julia ♥

Sewingsal said...

Thank You so much for sharing your projects you really inspire me great clear instructions and lovely images.Your work is beautiful.

April said...

Oh, I love it! The charger would be so pretty at Christmas-time and would make perfect gifts!

*karendianne. said...

Someone had this link up on their blog and gosh! I'm so happy they did. Love the table runner!!!

Phiphi said...

WOW...this is the most well written tutorial I've ever come across. You made gorgeous stuff!!!Someday I will make one of these.I just started learning patchwork n quilting.

sunshinelee1 said...

I can't find that fat quarter bundle anywhere. Does anyone know how many comes in that bundle?

Lori said...

I'm hooked, and am now making these runners for my wedding tables (flowers too expensive and these don't die the next day!).

**ERROR?**
I think I've found an error, and could sure use someone else's perspective.

Are the cream-on-cream square backings for the plates on the runner really supposed to be cut 10.75" square? Seems they should start out as 10.5" (and so after sewing, end up exactly 10" square).

Thanks to anyone who can help, as me and my mathematician groom to be are a bit befuddled by this. Hmm.

PS. Sunshinelee: I think there are 36 different fabrics in this FQ bundle.

Kim Walus said...

Lori....after all this time you are the first to mention the mistake.

Thanks for picking up on the ERROR. The background square for the dresden table runner block is definitely cut at 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" square.

Hugs, Kim Walus

Kim Walus said...

FYI: The error that was recently found by Lori on 7/30/10 has been corrected in the post and will soon be corrected in the printer friendly pattern download.

Chartreuse Moose said...

Thank you for a delightful and inspiring blog! The projects are lovely!

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