Quilt patterns dresden plate block. Today to round out the block of the month program im sharing a tutorial for a dresden quilt block. Quilt block patterns quilt patterns for baby and more. The dresden plate quilt pattern was one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920s and 30s. I decided to make it into a table mat using the tutorial i posted at sew we quilt.
The centennial exhibition of 1876 was held in philadelphia pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th birthday of the united states. This quilt was made with tiny scraps of vintage 1930s fabric left over from larger quilt projects. New free projects added weekly. I never throw away any little scraps because they can be used for doll quilts and vintage fabric is precious.
If i had to pick i think id have to say that dresden plate quilts are my favorite type of quilts id put an ohio or a sawtooth star block at a close 2nd and 3rd though. The experts at the quilting company compiled an informative and easy to follow dresden plate quilt block tutorial that shows you how to calculate the number of blades and more. This dresden plate block has been on my design wall this week. Sometimes when we applique stitch the dresden plate onto the background it pulls the background fabric in a little bit so it is easier to start with a larger background square and then trim it down to size later.
You can also print free templates as well. Dresden plates are so versatile and so much fun. It was first published in the 20s but not always under the name dresden plate. Click here to purchase.
Your guide for all types of crafts. Although this grand worlds fair showcased the united states industrial accomplishments it also reminded americans of their origins.