Let me just show you how my Dresden garden is growing.
I worked on Tiny Dresden plates all day yesterday.
First, I selected fabrics with Clare’s help.
I then cut a bunch of petals and chain sewed them into strings.
Thanks to Betsy I was able to keep them wrinkle & tangle free until they were all sewn.
Then in front of the TV last night,
after pressing them all to set the seams,
I turned them all right side out.
This morning I awoke with a mission to start making plates!
First I sewed 2 of each matching petal together.
Then gave them a good press to set that seam.
In case you skip this step,
you should know that pressing any seam at this stage
helps to keep it nice & straight.
Also to help me stay organized, I use a wooden cutlery tray keep all of my petals together so I don’t have to go looking for any strays as I move from my machine to the ironing board & back again!
Nothing is worse than losing a petal then having to re-cut and re-sew it to move to the next step…
Here they are all nicely pressed & awaiting the next step.
Next, I sewed two of each pair together.
I love to see the progression, you?
And here is my pretty garden as I get ready to stitch the black centers to each plate.
What are you doing today?
I hope it’s something in your sewing room!
Just Keep Sewing…