Dresden Plate

Taught by Maria Miller

Class Description

Come explore this classic quilting block with me!  It’s versatile and can be sewn into many different designs - working well with solid, traditional, or contemporary fabrics that appeal to you.  The blades and center of the block are made separately and then attached to the background fabric by machine or applique.  I’ll walk you through different fabric combinations showing you the different effects.  I’ll share how to use a wedge ruler or blade template, and all the tips and tricks I’ve learned along the way, and finally, teach you how to build your Dresden Plate into a beautifully finished mini quilt or pillow as shown in main photo.

Required Materials

For a Dresden Plate mini quilt (wall hanging) or pillow you will need:

  • 5-10 Fat Quarters to your liking for Dresden blades, center, & binding
  • 2 Fat Quarters for Dresden background & quilt/pillow back.
  • (2) 20” x 20” pieces of cotton quilt batting (I like warm & natural), we will use one for mini quilt & two if you’d rather make pillow.

Additional supplies:

  • Machine in working order, thread, sewing pins, applique needle, scissors, medium cutting mat, sharp rotary cutter & small ruler.
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Hi there! My name is Maria Miller.  From a young age, I was drawn to fabric, loving the textures, prints, patterns, & colors.  I remember organizing my mother’s boxes of fabric and inviting friends over to play “fabric store” - that was my dream job!  Later, I explored design... jewelry, clothing, landscape, home & interior.  I dove into quilting/sewing 12 years ago after designing/building my current home with my husband here in Alpine, UT.  I had the desire for some unique interior décor & started sewing whatever I could think up.  I loved the process of starting with raw materials & an idea - turning it into something that was truly functional & treasured.  In 2007, I opened an etsy shop, designing/sewing children’s clothing & girls linen dresses for wedding parties.  I was thrilled with the response, sending my handmade items all over the world.  Recently, I’ve been privileged to mingle & learn from some of the industries best such as Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Sara Jane, Amy Smart & Lizzy House to name a few.  I am a current member of the Utah County Modern Quilt Group... where we share our quilts & creative fire, inspiring one another monthly.  While raising my family, it's important to me to create daily & I find so much joy in teaching & sharing it with others.

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