Dresden Plates Bounce Back

Dresden Plates Designs And Great Trendy Ideas.

Dresden Plate quilt patterns are the new shabby chic and trendy country style. Dresden plates are being used in splashy baby quilts, table toppers and focal points of quilts. They’re perfect for scrappy projects. The brightest mix and match fabrics are all the go to.
dresden plate cushion with doiley center

A scrappy Dresden busy and bright is so effective as just one huge dresden plate off centered on a quilt. The designs are endless and even better, very individual.

baby quilt with Dresden Plate

There doesn’t ever seem to been a time when Dresden plates weren’t popular. They’ve been around since the 1920’s where Dresden plates were made even from hankerchiefs’ and neckties, and scrappy used tablecloths, which were cut up and used to make beautiful Dresden plates and quilt blocks.

Beautiful bright, crisp fabrics make dreamy Dresden plates. Dresden plates used for so many projects, from purses and totes, to decorative pillows.

dresden plate ideas

Source:Flickr.com Bunny Hill Designs

Dresden patterns which are usually 20 wedges, are perfect for a flower effect, creating a burst of summer theme… or sunflower.  In fact it’s often called Sunflower or Grandmothers Sunburst!

Before we had Dresden Quilt Pattern Templates and Rulers there was an actual Dresden Plate made in Dresden Germany. The plates were embellished with elaborate design using flowers, fruits and foliage.
dresden plate scrappy

Source:Bad Skirt

The personality of the Dresden changes with layers added, or changing the center. Bring in texture, add embellishments…
dresden plate with center embellishment


Traditional Dresden plates kind of lend themselves to the shabby chic style today. You can add layers, use with straight edges, curved edges or with the traditional pointy edge. Double Dresdens  offer amazing choices…

dresdens plates with wedges

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The quilt projects that you can adapt it to, even adding a dresden plate corner gives a regular quilt flare!
dresden plate corner
Dresden Plate patterns are perfect with Cabbage Rose fabrics…
cabbage rose fabric quilted hot pots pattern

Use mini dresdens. Wall quilts and pincushions.
dresden plates minis

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They’re perfect for pin cushions.
dresden plate pin cushionsCustomize… use half a dresden plate to make a tree wall quilt.
dresden plate tree wall quilt


dresden plate decorative pillow

Designs and patterns are endless with Dresden plates from pretty cushion covers and even to frame an embroidery piece.

This is an interesting book…
Dresden I: 20-10-5 Piece Rings Paperback – 1989 by Donna Poster (Author)
Dresden-1 Donna Poster

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