As you can see, these plates flank the sides of the quilt, which is set on point, so the plates are actually applied to large quarter square triangles.
First I cut a 8 plates from each of five fabrics. You can use the template provided, but if you happen to have Darlene Zimmerman's Easy Dresden Ruler, you can use the 6" mark to cut the plates as well.
Chain-piece the ends of the plates - I like to backstitch at each end.
Clip off the excess fabric at the corners, press the seams open, and turn the plate right side out. Press, centering the seam.
Join the plates, pressing the seams open. I like to fuse a little piece of Steam-A-Seam tape onto the edges of the Dresden because I find it is a more secure method of securing the plates when I sew.
Appliqué the quarter circle. Pretty simple!
If you are sewing along be sure to post your progress on Instagram using the hashtags #berninausa #sundancequilt.
Hope you enjoy the last days of summer!