Let's make a new Dresden Ring today that combines Curved and Pointy petals! Learn how to piece both styles of petals in this video:
Check out the tools and supplies used to make Dresden Plate quilt blocks and Dresden Ring quilt blocks:
Preparation to Piece Dresden Ring #3
To make this 12 petal, Curved and Pointy Dresden Ring, you’ll need the following materials:
Fabric A – 5 x 21-inch strip
Fabric B – 5 1/4 x 21-inch strip
Background square – 14 inch square (roughly) – we will trim this down to 12 1/2 inches when it’s time to piece a quilt together.
How to Piece Dresden Ring #3
Cut 6 petals from Fabric A using Template #3 – 12 Petal Point
Cut out 6 petals from Fabric B using Template #4 – 12 Petal Curved. Follow the instructions in the video above to turn the curved edge under on all the Fabric B petals.
Fold up the bottom edge of all the petals 1/4 inch to finish the inside.
Next, piece the Dresden Ring together in sets of 3 petals. You’ll need two sets of Fabric A-B-A and two sets of B-A-B. Follow along with the video to see how I arrange my petals and piece the final ring together.
How to Secure Your Dresden Ring
Fold your background fabric square in half and press to create crease lines running through the center in both directions. Center the Dresden Ring over the background fabric and using a Microtip Bottle, glue the inner points of the ring in place and press with a hot, dry iron to heat set the glue.
Finish the Dresden Ring with a bit of stitching around the inner and outer edges. I like to use a straight stitch, 1/8 inch away from either the raw or folded edge of the fabric. I’ve decided to use white thread throughout to make securing the 1930s fabrics down quick and easy.
I hope you can see just how much potential you have to create unique Dresden Plate and Dresden Ring quilt blocks using the Dresden Template Set! Join in the fun anytime and begin piecing along with me.
Let’s go Quilt,
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