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with Jackie Kunkel
Online Class

Paper Piecing the Quiltworx Dresden Plate

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Create a striking Dresden plate as you discover the fast, accurate way to create sharp corners and pristine points! Expert instructor Jackie Kunkel shows you how, starting with an introduction to the Quiltworx template layout sheets included with the class. Find out how to use these timesaving templates to eliminate piecing math, before diving into must-have methods for quickly cutting various units. Then, paper piece your first unit with step-by-step guidance through aligning your fabric on your paper foundation units and chain piecing each section. Bring your Dresden plate to life as you create striking blades and a block-in-a-block centerpiece motif with your new skills, and follow along with Jackie to stitch your units and join them together with perfect points. Plus, enjoy an inspiring lesson on incorporating Dresden blocks into gorgeous quilts, table runners and more.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h48m

Included in this Class

1. Understanding the Technique

1. Understanding the Technique

Meet expert quilter Jackie Kunkel as she highlights the essential skills you'll learn to accurately paper piece a beautiful Quiltworx Dresden block. Before you start sewing, see how to properly prepare and organize your paper foundation units and template layout sheets. Plus, Jackie shares her must-have supplies.

2. Preparing the Fabric

2. Preparing the Fabric

Prepare your fabric with Jackie's time-saving methods! Get step-by-step instruction on using the template layout sheets to cut out and group each of the different units. Along the way, you'll learn how to use the cutting ruler included with your class materials, and practice freehand cutting curved pieces.

3. Starting Unit A

3. Starting Unit A

Dive into the paper-piecing process by working on your first unit, a lovely fan-shaped design. Jackie details each step of her methodical process, from placing and aligning fabric on the paper foundation units, to chain piecing each section. Worried you'll make a mistake? Find out a simple trick for quickly ripping out stitches.