Shortcut to Dresden

Shortcut to Dresden quilt

About this Quilt

quilt-shortcut-to-dresden-flatUse modern techniques for a traditional design. Dresden plate patterns have been a favorite pattern among quilters for generations, but they can be fussy and time consuming to make. This easy, pretty pattern from Abigail Dolinger uses basic fusible raw-edge applique to get all the style of a Dresden plate with none of the stress! Abigail stitched all her appliques down with a machine blanket stitch in gray thread.

Abigail included B patches from the coral plaid fabric and stripe fabric among the assorted print B’s. Our instructions reflect that placement. The stripe binding is cut on the bias, but you will need only ⅞ yard if you prefer to cut binding on the cross grain. Handle all bias edges carefully to avoid distortion.

Pattern Details

Quilt Designed & Made by: Abigail Dolinger (
Finished Quilt Size: 73 ½˝ x 73 ½˝
Number of Blocks & Finished Size: 13 Blocks 12˝ x 12˝
Fabrics: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Flower Mill collection by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.

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