My first Dresden Plate and another new ruler

Whaoo! I woke in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep. I crept down to my sewing room and set about cutting out the shapes to make my first ever Dresden Plate. Crazy, I know but it was on my mind when I went to bed… I used the Darlenne Zimmerman Easy Dresden ruler that I bought two years ago and which, until last night, I’d never lifted from it’s packaging. (I should explain here that I do have a bit of a quilt ruler habit – my ruler collection continues to grow – read on to discover more!).

Dresden Plate Segments and Ruler by Allison Reid

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Custom made ruler rack

Just a quick post to declare my ‘Main Crush’ this Monday. It could be this beautiful ruler rack fashioned from a raw block of wood…
Ruler Rack by Allison Reid
But really there’s no contest:  My choice is my wonderful Dad who made this rack for me 🙂 He’s just great, my Dad. Eighty years old, so in love with my Mum – they’ll be celebrating 58 years of marriage later this year – and so in love with his family, willing to help us all any way he can.
If this rack has given you a storage idea or maybe even roused a bit of sewing room envy 😉 then you can purchase commercially made racks like this one from Creative Grids or this one made by Prym.
Linking with Beth at ‘Cooking Up Quilts’ for Main Crush Monday. Beth is crushing on her new Chaco chalk marker.
Happy stitching.