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Sunday, December 14, 2008

Dresden Plate Table Center or Mini Tree Skirt

It's been a couple of years since I made something that was not paper pieced.
I was in the mood to sew something that was quick and easy. I decided to make this in pinks and it could go in the center of my dining table. I still need to make a centerpiece.

Just prior to making this I had been ironing a new jacket and the pressing ham I used for the sleeves was still on the ironing board. It's a real pain to iron out scallops. I usually use a straight pin to pull them out, iron a bit, pull out more with the pin, etc. I am always looking for easier ways to accomplish the same task and decided to try the ham (I know many people no longer iron, so if you have never heard of a pressing ham, it's that brown plaid thing. It helps to iron in small places).
I stuck it down to the scallop seam
and pulled it taut.
Then hit it with the iron and moved on to the next. It went fast and the scallops came out pretty nice. I just had to pull a few places with the pin on the final ironing.
This can also be used as a tree skirt for a 2 ft. tree.


Anonymous said...

I do not know how to quilt, but your Rose Heart is just beautiful. I enjoyed reading your blogs. I am new to the blogging world - just started this week. I also saw your plates tonight. You may be able to find out more about them from Country Woman magazine - they have an article about antiques where a lady can look at things and tell readers more about it. They also have a web site you could look at as well. Your flowers from this past Summer were beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

Where can I get a pattern to make a table topper like the one here in pinks? Thanks!
Bev Davis

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