Dresden Table Topper
- 1/4 yard Fabric 1 (Fat quarter will work)
- 1/2 yard Fabric 2 & Background (2 Fat Quarters will work)
- 18″ square of batting
- Cut 8” x WOF strips from your two fabrics.
- Subcut the 8” strips to 8 blades from each fabric for a total of 16 blades using a 22.5º dresden cutting template. (You can download a PDF template below)
If you’d like your blades to be pointed, continue with step 3. Otherwise skip to step 6.
- Fold your blades in half length wise and stitch across the top of each. (This is a great time to chain stitch)
- As shown, clip the inside corner to limit the bulk in your points
- Flip to right side out
- Stitch the blades into pairs of 2, one of each fabric
- Stitch the pairs of 2 to make sets of 4
- Stitch the sets of 4 to make 2 sets of 8
- Stitch the sets of 8 into 1 set of 16. Stay stitch the inside circle to ensure your stitches don’t pull later.
- Layer your batting, backing right side up and dresden right side down. Pin and stitch 1/4” in around the edge of the dresden.
- Trim around the dresden and clip corners if you have any.
- Pull thru to right sides out.
- Quilt as desired. Stitch in the ditch works great and makes a fun pattern on the back.
- Cut a circle from either of your fabric scraps slightly larger than 3”. Place your circle template in the center of your fabric and press the edges to create a nice circle.
- Remove the circle template and appliqué to cover the opening in the center.
Download the template here: Dresden Template PDF
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