Monday, July 31, 2023

25+ Dresden Plate Quilt Patterns (BEST Dresden Plate Ideas)

Dresden plate quilt patterns are a gorgeous design that can be done in so many ways. We can't wait to share these lovely patterns.


Get ready to make a Dresden plate quilt block quilt. According to Quilting Daily, "Dresden plate blocks are made from wedges pieced together to create a circle of petals, with an applique button or circle applied to the center." 

The traditional Dresden plate is a classic quilt block that will stand the test of time. There are so many variations, you're sure to find a wonderful pattern that's just your style.

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Stitch up your own take on one of these free Dresden plate quilt patterns. There are so many varieties and they all look pretty awesome when you complete them.

birdie dresdens
Birdie Dresdens Quilt by Sew Can She

Let's start off with a non-traditional take on the dresden, with this birdie design that mimics fans. This turned out really pretty against the blue background, the birdies almost look like little fans too.

scrappy dresden plate
Scrappy Dresden Plate Tutorial by Samelia's Mum

Start small with a Dresden plate quilt block. Use scraps or fat quarters to piece together the blocks. Use as a pillow or keep going to make a full quilt.

dresden neighborhood
Dresden Neighborhood by Persimmon Designs

Dress up Dresden plate blocks by making a variety of neighborhoods. Each petal or blade becomes a unique house. And each block is a unique neighborhood design in this fun sampler quilt.

a dresden quilt
A Dresden Quilt by Southern Charm Quilt Patterns

Pointed petals shine in this free quilt pattern. I love the mix of colorful flowers and regular squares. A stunning complete project for sure. A printable Dresden template is included in the pdf pattern.

dresden burst baby quilt
Dresden Burst Baby Quilt by Polka Dot Chair

Utilize a baby quilt sized free pattern that features large dresden plates. Highlight portions of patterned fabric by fussy cutting the center circle.

giant dresden plate template set
Giant Dresden Plate Template Set and Tutorial by Red Pepper Quilts

Sometimes you just need to try things on a larger scale. Go big with this awesome template and tutorial. This makes a unique quilt with a scrappy look.

semi dresden mug rug
Semi-Dresden Mug Rug by Samelia's Mum

If you are wanting a quick and easy pattern, make a mug rug with a half Dresden. The Dresden blades are on full display with this pattern looking like a rising sun. This could be recreated into blocks to make a mini quilt or full quilt.

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Dresden Mini Quilt by Polka Dot Chair

Picking a simple background fabric can allow the quilt pattern to really stand out. This project is a mini quilt that you could whip up quickly, or use as a beginner project.  


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In this section I am featuring Dresden plate quilt patterns that you can purchase. A lot of work goes into creating quilting patterns. So let's support those talented small business owners!

flowers galore dresden quilt
Flowers Galore by Kat Jack Designs US

I like that in this pattern the size of the Dresden plate centers and blade sizes change. Adding in the colors really does make these Dresden's look like they are in bloom.

dresden neighborhood mini quilt
Dresden Neighborhood Mini Quilt by Persimon Dreams

Another take on a Dresden neighborhood. The whimsical nature of these blades and the rooftops are such a fun mini quilt project.

dresden plate mini quilt
Dresden Plate Mini Quilt Pattern by Becky's Quilt Design

Make the these chunky Dresden plate blocks stand out by blocking them in and adding a variety of other colors. This quilt is a great project that features only few Dresden blocks so beginners won't get overwhelmed by making too many for one project. 

midnight in the garden dresden pattern
Midnight in the Garden Pattern by I Candy Fiber Art

This color scheme is dark and moody in such a good way. The midnight in the garden name is perfect. Choose dark jewel tones to get a similar look.

dresden on point quilt
Dresden on Point by Rising Star Quilt Co.

Red is a perfect background color for popping Dresden blocks right off a quilt. You can seem them so well with this on point pattern.

dresden bloom
Dresden Bloom by Cozy Quilt Designs for Sew Purrfect Notions

Get really technical with this quilt project. Each blade is split in two, creating a very intricate petal design with narrow strips. Frame the center plate with a half Dresden to fan out to the edges of the quilt.

empress wu quilt
Empress Wu by Tourmaline Thyme Quilt 

This medallion quilt is stunning. Fan out from that lovely center design. The petals are also unique in the alternating design.



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