Recently, while browsing the web, I came across an idea to make dresden plate placemats.
I love my Studio cutter...
after pressing several fat quarters I quickly ran them through the cutter and in a matter of minutes had enough blades cut for 13 plates!
I quickly pieced together six plates. Then I layered batting, backing. and the plate face-down and carefully stitched around the zig zag edge. I birthed through the center hole, but couldn't get the points to lay flat. (sorry didn't think to take a picture of the mess!)
My back-up plan had me reverse-birthing (yikes!) and then stitching around the edge and cutting off the points. When I birthed it the second time I had a nice 10inch round plate.
I'm not sure if a 10inch round matt is big enough for a placemat. I may have to applique the plates onto a larger square or rectangle before layering.
Maybe I can just round out the points and stitch them on rather than fuss with applique-ing the points. What do you think?