Hello to all Patchwork fans! Today we`re going to make a very beautiful block which is called “Dresden plate”. Here it is. It looks like a circle devided into sections-petals, and the number of these petals depends on the number of pieces we`d like to make on our circle. To make the Dresden plate you`ll need special rulers and templates. But not everyone has an opportunity to buy them. That`s why today I`m going to show you how to sew a Dresden plate with sixteen petals using only improvised means: a piece of paper, a pencil, and a ruler. We`ll need A4 piece of paper. Fold it like that to make a square. Cut the surplus. So, this is our square. Here we have 90 degrees, that means 45 degrees half-and-half. For Dresden plate we need 22.5 degrees, i.e. the half of the 45 degree angle. We fold this angle once again in twice. Our template is almost ready, we should only cut the wastes. Let`s cut off this 2.5 inches (6 cm) tail. And we measure 3.5 inches (9 cm) from this place – this is the height of our petal. We need only one section and the template is done. I have 3.5 in (9 cm) piece. When we finish our Dresden plate, it`ll have about 7.5 inches (19-20 cm) diameter. Now in order to cut out a pettern for future petals we should take the textile (I take 4 different colours). All petals can be of different colours, or can have just 2, 3, 4 colours, so it depends on your taste. For my plate, I`ll take four colours in purle-pink spectrum and begin cutting out. For convenience` sake we cut 3.5 in (9 cm) wide strip. Let`s put our template on the back side, encircle it there and there, and cut it out. You should get such petals. Then we take the petal, fold it in twice and make a stitch letting 6-7 mm (1/4) out. It should be identical on all petals. Now we should cut off this corner. Let`s straighten the stitch and turn out our corner. You can use a stick as a help. Then we iron it and try to put this stitch right in the middle of the petal. You may help yourself in such a way. Repeat this procedure with all 16 petals. After ironing let`s sew them all together. We sew them in pairs like this. Here we should lay a stitch leaving 6-7 mm (1/4). Sew them in pairs, then four pieces together. So, look what we have after stitching them all. On the back side we should straighten all these seams. Now we take some piece of fabric. Maybe you`d like to make a cushion or something else. Put the flower on the fabric, fix it with pins, and then stitch it to the textile. And now I`ll show how to cover this inner circle. To cover it we`ll need a piece of fabric and a piece of scratchy adhesive interlining. Draw a circle, you can use any available material and encircle it, a cup for example. The circle can be of any diameter, may be smaller or may be bigger. The main thing is to cover this hole. Lay the adhesive side on the front side and stitch. We stitch our circle, now we can cut it off. Set the interlining apart. Incise and turn it out, then straighten the seams smoothing here. We`ve got such an application with covered inner circle. Now we can lay it on and look at what we have. After stitching the flower to the fabric we lay our center with adhasive side and iron it. Thus it sticks, and later you can fix it with stitch. You can make a secret unseen stitch, i.e. as you wish. Our Dresden plate is ready. Now I say goodbye to you! If you liked this video, click the “Like” and subscribe to our channel. Bye!