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Dresden Tumbler Quilt

By: Melissa Dunworth from Sew Bittersweet Designs
Dresden Tumbler Quilt
This image courtesy of blog.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

While this simple striped tumbler quilt pattern may not look like classic Dresden plate quilts, you might be surprised to find that it uses a Dresden ruler to create the perfect wedges in each stripe. The Dresden Tumbler Quilt makes a great baby gift, and it is especially lovely in this gender neutral palette of yellows. If you are looking for a stunning and unexpected way to use your quilting skills to create a gorgeous quilt, this free quilting pattern is the one for you. You have never seen Dresden quilt patterns used like this before!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniquePieced


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It is broken Dresden plates.

Fabrics look like decor fabrics of when I lived in Germany 1979-1985.

I am confused. I thought that the Dresden plate design was made like a flower.

Hi Deborah, you are right. Traditional Dresden plates look like flowers. This quilt does not use Dresden plates. Instead, it uses the wedge shape that traditionally makes the petals of a Dresden plate to make stripes all across the quilt. Hope this clears things up! -- Editor of FaveQuilts


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