I LOVE sewing Christmas decorations...
and I LOVE dresdens...
and Six Pointed Stars!
I've been making these little
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 star point.
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 Stars!
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 stars...
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 star 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 the 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 Stars:)
So many good ideas! I want to make a mini quilt using these cute dresdens! Thank you for sharing:)
This is so cute! Love your little dresdens and this super cute pillow!
So cute! Definitely going to have to make! Looking forward to the next sew along with Sew Cherry 2.
thank you for sharing this super cute Dresden tutorial with us -- the pillow is so sweet and cozy!
Those are terrific Dresden ornaments or appliqués or something!! They are going on my list - thanks, Lauren
As I always say....you're the best, Lori!!
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