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Dresden Plate tote bag

Added May 8, 2010

by jukimoosegirl

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I finally got the new Bernina Activa 210 that I won in the apron remake challenge! For my first project with it (or her- Berni I like to call her!) I wanted to make something easy and fun that would allow me to try a few different stitches out but not become overwhelmed. I have made dozens of tote bags, but never a dresden plate. I saw a youtube tutorial by the Missouri Quilt Co and with a little quick fabricating was able to craft myself a cardboard template for free and accomplish the same outcome as the little template they were trying to sell. I had so much fun making this and it went together so well- I just know Berni and I have a very bright future together! Hope you enjoy!

Material Notes

quilting cotton scraps, red woven cotton for the lining, denim remnants from another project, pellon fusable webbing in a medium weight which I fused to both the lining and outer piece.




Garment Type
Preppy, Vintage
Cotton, Denim

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    May 10, 2010, 05.56 PMby jukimoosegirl

    Oh you are both way too kind… Yes I did use my apron scraps to make the dresden plate- good eye ladies! I wanted to make my first project with Berni with some lucky scraps… (I know I am weird, but I really believe in good luck and man that fabric hasn’t done me wrong yet!) I am glad you like the denim- my mother purchased it for me when she visited a few months back and we completed our first project together- it was a special time and a great memory, so this bag is a culmination of both great memories…. winning the contest and sewing with mom… I have decided that 1920s and 30s quilt patterns are the cats meow so keep your eyes peeled for more dresdens and patterns of the same era!

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    May 10, 2010, 12.50 PMby Gabriele Yorlano

    Recognize that fabric! Congrats again. Berni found a good home. The contrast of color value makes the dresden plate really pop with dimension. I am a quilter and didn’t notice it was a dresden plate at first. It’s amazing what modern fabric can do to a traditional block. Love this!

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    May 10, 2010, 04.13 AMby nessys

    This is so lovely! And I am so thrilled you are so thrilled with Berni!!!

    And, if I’m not mistaken, you used the same fabric on the Dresden plate that you used on your winning apron! So lovely that fabric! I really love, love, love the contrast of the dark denim and the cotton’s print.

    And that little pocket inside is so nicely done and very handy! Good for you Sweetheart!

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