Fancy adding a trad technique to your modern quilting repertoire? It couldn’t be easier thanks to our Dresden Plate template download! Our Technical Editor Sarah Griffiths shows you how in her tutorial, available exclusively on the LP&Q blog
Not sure what to do with your free Dresden Templates? Learn where you can find our free tutorial here!
Dresden Plates are pieced circles made up of a number of blades (or wedges). With your templates (ready to download and print from the LP&Q website) you will be able to make a twelve-blade Dresden mini quilt – like the one pictured overleaf. With the help of our online tutorial, you can use these templates to make a whole range of different Dresden Plate designs by varying the size or by using either a pointed or a straight blade. And once you’ve got the hang of the basic techniques, you can add in your own details – the possibilities really are endless! Sarah has mixed up modern prints and solids to give this classic quilting combo a fresh new look, but you can get creative with your own fabric choices. Head to lovepatchworkandquilting.com to see Sarah’s step-by-step guide, complete with photos that show you exactly how get the hang of the templates. And don’t forget to share your makes with us using #lovequiltingmag – we love to see what you’ve been up to!