Today I've been practising sewing a Dresden Plate and I'm delighted with the result! I just need to make the centre circle and applique this on a felt background to make a place mat. I chose a charm pack of 'Birdie' fabrics and decided to cut 4½” wedges using the Easy Dresden Ruler:
'Plates for Your Table' on Moda Bake Shop but I want the finished plate to fit on a 12" felt square which it will - just! I could cut 2 wedges from each charm square so for one complete plate it needs 10 charm squares. In other words you can make 4 place mats from each pack of charm squares. I love using charm squares because you get a great variety of coordinating fabrics in each little package.
Kim's step by step instructions were brilliant and helped me to chain piece the plate in no time. She has several other projects on Moda Bake Shop and loads of other lovely makes on her blog 'Bitty Bits and Pieces' so head over there and have a browse!