Double Wide 4 Patch Dresden Template with Pattern CS
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Double Wide 4 Patch Dresden Template with Pattern
Itís called the Double Wide 4 Patch Dresden Template
Lets start with some 3 inch fabric squares and the template.
Sew a 4 Patch and place the diagonal lines on the template over the stitch lines. The template should be placed so that the fabric you want at the tip of the wedge is under the wider edge of the template as shown.
Iíve decided to place a solid fabric in each of my four patches, in the same position every time, to create a repeating design at the tip of each wedge.
Using a rotary cutter, cut out the wedge and follow the standard instructions included with the template for completing the wedge.
Iíve changed the colors in my four patch but kept the solid fabric at the tip in each wedge.
After I sew my wedges together, I get a beautiful design that looks like I did some really complicated sewing!
And it was sew easy!
What if ÖI used the same fabric for the body of the wedge and the tip? Iíve added different shades of blue to create a ribbon that will run all along the outside edge of my Dresden plate!
I accidentally turned my template around and as you can see with the single wedge on the far right, I created a completely different design! Iíll save this one for another project.
This template is perfect for making original and unique designs!
The Double Wide 4 Patch Dresden Template comes with a free pattern for the project you see here Ö
These scrappy wedges are cut from charm squares sewn together.
How much easier can this get?A great companion to the Double Wide Dresden Book and Ruler!
Some helpful tips 1 ~ A turn table cutting mat is helpful but not necessary. 2 ~ Try using a smaller 25 mm rotary cutter. 3 ~ A point turner is VERY helpful. 4 ~ When turning wedges, open the seam with your thumb as far up against the as point possible. Pinch and then turn. This does 99 per cent of the work and after a quick push with a point turner, the job is perfectly done. 5 ~ Add four of those rubber ruler grips to each of the four quadrants of the template. It helps eliminate slipping and rocking of the template along the seam lines.