Large Dresden Plate Table Runner

Project #14209

Creativity is served! Powered by a fantastic floral design and complemented by an electric border, it's easy to complete thanks to the cutting perfection of Sizzix Quilting Dies.

Fabric Requirements:

YardageFabricCutting Instructions
1/2 yd totalAssorted printsCut (36) Dresden Plate blades
1/4 ydMuslinCut (36) 3 1/2" x 2"
Fat 1/8Purple printCut (3) 4" Circles*
1 ydBackground fabric Cut (3) 12 1/2" Squares
1/3 ydBinding fabricCut (5) 2 1/2" wide Strips
1 ydBacking fabric
20" x 52" Batting
1 packageFusible adhesive (optional)


  • Finished Size: 12" x 36"
  • All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
  • Fat 1/8 = approximately 9" x 22"
  • * See steps 4-6 prior to cutting Circles

Piecing the Project:

  1. Place a small curved piece of the muslin, right sides together, with one of the Dresden Plate blades. Sew around the curve, from the notch created by the die to the notch on the other side of the curve. Clip the curve and turn right-side-out. Press. You have finished the outside curve of the Dresden Plate blade. Repeat with the remaining 35 blades.
  2. Sew 12 of the Dresden Plate blades together into a circle. Press the seams open so less bulk is created. Repeat two more times.
  3. Center the Circle of blades created in step 2 on a 12 1/2" square of background fabric. Machine or hand appliqué in place. Repeat two more times.
  4. Make a 3" Circle out of cardboard. (Hint: measure a glass or cup to use as a template for this if you). The 3" Circle from die #657969 can also be used. Follow step 6 for this method.
  5. Use a running stitch to run a thread around the outside of a 4" purple Circle. Only knot one end and leave a tail at the other end. Place the cardboard Circle template in the center of the wrong side of the purple Circle. Use the thread tail to draw up the edge around the cardboard. Steam press. When cool, carefully remove the template and press again. The Circle now has a finished edge. Place this Circle in the center of the Dresden Plate blades. Machine or hand appliqué in place. Repeat two more times.
  6. Iron fusible adhesive onto the wrong side of purple fabric. Die-cut 4" Circles. Place in the center of the Dresden Plate blades and press. Stitch around Circle as desired.
  7. Sew the 12 1/2" Squares together. Press the seams to one side.


  1. Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired.
  2. Sew binding strips together to form one long strip. Fold wrong sides together, lengthwise, and press.
  3. With a 1/4" seam, sew the raw edges of the binding to the edges of the right side of the quilt. Turn the folded edge of the binding to the back side of the quilt and stitch in place by hand, mitering the corners.

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