Dresden Plate Pillow

Project #13876

One of our favorite dies creates one of our favorite projects. Create a pointed Dresden Plate effortlessly or make it into a circle table mat or a small tree skirt. The choices are many and they're all yours!

Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
(20) Fat 1/4Assorted printsCut (20) Dresden Plate blades
Cut (1) 4" Circle*
2/3 ydBacking fabric Cut (1) 22" Circle
1 20" Circle pillow form
5" x 5"Fusible adhesive


  • Finished Size: 21" Diameter
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/4 = approximately 18" x 21"
  • * = Adhere fusible adhesive to back of fabric before die-cutting the shapes.

Piecing the Project:

  1. Sew 20 Dresden Plate blades together to form the pillow top. Press seams to one side.
  2. Place the 4" Circle in the center of the pillow top. Heat fuse in place with an iron. Stitch around as desired. When ironing in place, use a Teflon pad underneath the project to prevent fusing to ironing board or work surface.


  1. Layer the pillow top and pillow back, right sides together. Pin and sew with 1/2" seam allowance, leaving an opening approximately 6" long to insert pillow form.
  2. Turn right-side-out, insert the pillow form and whipstitch closed.
  3. For added interest, sew a button to center of the Dresden Plate Circle and through the pillow for a finished tufted look.

Fabric compliments of Erik and Julie Comstock of Cosmo Cricket for Moda Fabrics.

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