After stitching your Dresden Plate down the background square, you are ready to prepare and stitch the center circle.
Create a 4″ cardboard template out of a cereal box or similar cardboard material. This will be your FINISHED circle size.
Draw the circle onto the fabric.
Cut at least 3/8″ to 1/2″ around the circle and stitch a running stitch all the way around between the drawn circle and the edge.
Draw the thread tight and iron.
Gently remove cardboard, center onto plate, pin and blind stitch.