so I sat and unpicked my slightly puckered dresden plate, reironed it all (and cleaned the iron in the process too!). Whilst I was doing this I quickly reread through the instructions and realised that instead of sewing around the outside of the circle template I had in fact sewn inside it with a quarter of an inch seam - therefore my circle was too small! So I redid another circle too (properly this time!), ironed it and I have now completed my dresden plate (again!):
looks much better now doesnt it. This time I used some 505 to glue it to the backing material along with a pin in each plate. Just need to get some matching fabric to bind it into a little quilt and turn it into a little table mat (I feel a quick trip out to Hobbycraft coming on!). Now need to decide whether the plates are big enough for me to cut my Alice in Wonderland material into without losing too much of the design.
Thanks for looking - Sad it's the last day of the school holidays from Solihull