As I stated in my last post, I'm totally stuck on these coil bowls. This one is my f-a-v-o-r-i-t-e! When I read the book, I couldn't grasp why anyone would want to make a fabric plate....until I saw the page with the appliqued plate. My mind immedieately went to the 100ft of red, white and blue wrapped line I had waiting for a project. I instantly knew what I was going to do. This platter has a very shallow lip ( about 1") around the edge. It is hard to see in the picture. I wanted it to stand on a plate stand so I firmed it up with fabric stiffener. To say I love this would be a major understatement. Even DH likes this one. If you are wondering....this took 100' of clothesline and 7, no it's not a typo, 7 bobbins (including embroidery) I used the large spool Coat's & Clark quilting thread.