I LOVE sewing Christmas decorations...
and I LOVE dresdens.
I've been making these little cuties...
do you want to make some too?
Grab your Cozy Christmas fabric...
And your B-14
My 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
rectangles leftover from making the
Cozy Christmas quilt for this sew along
work perfectly for one dresden.
Place the triangle upside down
and even with the top edge...
trace down both sides...
Cut on your traced line.
Six of these make one cute little dresden.
To sew the point on top
of each dresden blade...
fold like this with right sides together.
And sew 1/4"...
I like to chain piece mine:)
Open the seam like this
and give the seam only a little press
with just the tip of your iron....
Then flip it right side out and use your
Clover Turning Tool
and gently push out for a nice point.
Lay out on your design board...
and stitch them together
using a 1/4" seam allowance.
It's super important to
press your seams open
so that they will lie nice and flat.
You could make fabric circle centers
for a more traditional dresden
if you want and that would be super cute!
But I thought it would be fun to
use the largest size in my
jar for the centers of these:)
I made a few more
because they're so fun!!
I separated them
into sets of 6.
And sewed them together!
(This is BEFORE pressing the seams open)
They look like cute little
Christmas Cookie Dresdens!
They would make super cute coasters...
all you would need to do is back them with felt or wool...
or appliqué each one on a square or a circle:)
I just love these cozy dresdens...
they're so fun to play with:)
You could even hang them on your tree!
I decided to use 5 of them to make a pillow.
I grabbed 16 - 3" squares
that were leftover from the sew along
and laid out the pillow like this.
(I sewed one four patch
using four squares:)
I chose 5 different buttons
but didn't sew them on yet
until after appliqué and trimming.
I decided to appliqué mine onto 6" squares...
then I trimmed them down to 5 1/2" using one of my new
Bee in my Bonnet Trim-It Rulers!
(available in January)
It's super easy to make sure that
your dresden is centered before trimming
by using the centering lines on the ruler:)
I sewed each button on
using the matching
I laid it out on the design board and sewed them blocks together.
I had a 20" pillow form on hand
so I added borders and I love how it turned out!
I hope you enjoyed this "cozy" tutorial
and are inspired to make some
of your very own
Cute Little Dresdens:)