How to Die Cut Dresden Plate Quilt Blocks:
For best cutting results, position fabric on the lengthwise grain (straight of grain) as it goes under the roller.
- Pointed Plates: Cut a 6" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 8 3/4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 16 pointed plates across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 96 pointed plates.
- Rounded Plates: Cut a 6" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 8 3/4" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut 16 rounded plates across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 96 rounded plates.
- 4" Circles: Cut a 4 1/2" strip across the width of fabric. Fanfold into 9" widths. Place on selected blade and cut. Cut eight circles across the width of fabric. One yard of 40" wide fabric cuts 64 circles.
Why Quilters Love the GO! Dresden Plates Die:
- Dresden Plates is a Block on Board® (BOB®) die which means it’s specially designed to include all the shapes you need to create a block on one die board.
- No measuring! No templates! Drunkard’s Path includes three unique shapes that are labor intensive and difficult to cut by hand.
- A traditional quilt block, Dresden Plates also creates unique contemporary designs. Arrange Dresden Plates in colorful combinations for great quilt designs.
- The rounded plate shapes feature matching notches for easy pinning and fast sewing. The pointed plate shapes easily sew to a crisp finished point.
- Five Dresden Plates form one quarter circle. 20 Dresden Plates form one full circle, measuring approximately 12" tip to tip.
- Includes 1/4" seam allowance and screen printed letters on die for easier piecing and organization of shapes.
- Free pattern downloads available to get you started.
- Cut so much more fabric in less time.
- Get accurate cuts every time -- No slipping rulers or mistakes
- Easiest to use -- Simply place die on cutter, then fabric and cutting mat on top
- Save fabric with Two Tone Foam -- Get more out of your fabric by placing it only over the shape you want to cut.
- Safe to use -- No blades come anywhere near your fingers
- With some fabrics, after cutting, a thread or two will remain where die blades meet. Snip threads with scissors.
- Blades on some dies are positioned at an angle. Align fabric to edge of shape, not edge of die board.
- Use good quality fabric to reduce fabric stretch.
- It's always a good idea to test cut one shape before cutting many shapes to ensure fabric orientation is correct.