English Paper Piecing is a traditional quilting and patchwork method of hand-sewing shapes together using paper templates. The Dresden shape is a classic quilt design which is achieved with ease using paper templates. These packs of pre-cut shapes are proudly made in England the home of English Paper Piecing.
3" dresden plate, with 8 petals and centre circle. The centre circle is designed to be appliqued over the plate. To achieve this simply make a running stitch around the circle and pull the threads so the fabric gathers over the paper template, press a hot iron on the gathered side to keep the shape. Applique directly onto the centre of the Dresden plate. The versatile Dresden cone shape can be also be pieced without the centre circle as they feature pointed tips so you can piece them all the way to the centre.
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