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What the Heck is a Dresden Plate?
I know what a Dresden Plate quilting design is. (Dresden Fan, if you’re not doing a full 360 degree design.) I kinda figured that it was named after some fancy pants dinner plate from the Old World. It is, but there’s more to it than that.
Dresden is a town in Germany and Dresden porcelain refers to period style of porcelain made in the 18th century by several companies around Dresden. There are figurines, urns and yes, even fancy pants dinnerware. Here’s a good example of ornate Dresden on eBay. I really like the reticulated pieces.
Ever since I saw this Dresden plate Christmas table runner, I knew I had to get a template ruler and give it a shot. I love the way the candles make it glow and how the circular plate pattern echos it. I think that’s why I’m fascinated by it. I don’t have the need for a runner, but I will make one plate block and use it for a candle rug. I’ve got a tons of Christmas prints I can use. I also have a lot of metallic fabrics that I think/hope would glow nicely, too.
Here’s the dresden template tool I had to order. Couldn’t find any fabric store near me that had one. It should arrive any day. Can’t wait.