We were delighted to find these hand-sewn Dresden Plate quilting motifs appliquéd to muslin -already to quilt. They have been cut and hand-sewn (not a machine stitch anywhere!) together into the motif. And then, these have been painstakingly stitched to the muslin along the outer points. The entire motif has been basted to the muslin. So, the piece is ready to pad and quilt.
You might choose to buy a lot and make your own quilt. Or, buy a few and make it the center of a quilt or a smaller baby quilt. The size is just right for a shaped pillow or for a square one.
Each Dresden Plate motif appears to have been made from all cotton fabric scraps. This wonderful estate find ages the pieces to the 1940s or early 1950s. Each motif is made of 19 spokes and is about 11-1/2 inches in diameter. The muslin backings are 15 inches square.
What really impressed us was the quality of the sewing. Each of the motifs are hand-sewn - stitch by stitch, not on a machine of any sort!
Fabrics vary from motif to motif, but they are all complimentary. The photograph illustrates just a few of the many that we have. So, please let us choose one for you.