Get Your Feet Wet With Dresdens On This Pretty Project

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The Sweet Dresden Plate Block Can Be Used in a Larger Quilt!

If you haven’t made a Dresden Plate before, this is a wonderful project to start with. Dresdens have a certain “wow” factor yet they’re easier to make than they look.

This one is so sweet made up in 30’s style fabrics. Once you’ve completed it, you may want to go ahead and make several more for a larger quilt.

30's Dresden Mini

Dig into your scrap bag and stash and pull out old-fashioned small-scale prints (a great use for 30’s repro scraps!). Designer Lindsey Weight imagined fabrics her great-grandmother cut from articles of clothing to put into quilts.  She also provides excellent instructions, making this an easy project.

A scrappy border finishes off the Dresden into a mini quilt to hang on a wall or to display on a table. The finished Dresden Plate block is 12″ x 12″ while the mini quilt is 20″ x 20″. Three blocks (or even three mini quilts) could be stitched together end to end for a charming table runner.

Click here for the free “30’s Dresden Mini Quilt” pattern.


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