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Raw Edged Dresden Plate Pillow

By: Melony from Mel Designs
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Use the latest and greatest popular quilting design to create this Raw Edged Dresden Plate Pillow for your living area. Thanks to these pillow instructions, it's easy to piece your fabric together into a star burst appliqued cushion that will brighten up your home decor. Indulge in new fabric to create this cushion cover or use some fat quarters and scraps. To top off the look, add artistic additions like a fabric flower, buttons, and printed sentiment.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine




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Beautiful pillow love the fabric

I am saving this to my "If I could sew" board. I love fabric quarters because there are so many wonderful prints and colors in the stores. I would like a pillow of this design with nautical prints and another one with beach prints. But I don't know how to sew!

I love your color scheme--and the decorations in the center medallion! Quick tip I learned a few years ago for the Dresden Plate design....instead of a point at the top, "flatten" the pattern out so that it is a wedge cut out pieces, fold in half with right sides together, stitch 1/4" seam across the top ONLY clip at folded end without cutting stitching, flip, and voila, the point appears magically with no raw edges. When you sew the other pieces together , the entire piece is without raw edges, except for the center, which is covered by the medallion ) Easy Peasy, and you can still topstitch for decorative effect.

I love this idea of using a specialty stitch on the petals! My machine does a lot of cool stitches. I could use plain colors and use different stitches on the "petals" and have a different but similar creation! Great idea starter! Thanks! Cindy

I like the buttons! Great way to use up some of my extra stash. Lol.

This pillow is really cheery and well done. I like it a lot.

Wonderful way to use up some scraps!

I'd make it in blues....

i think i should make this..

Great way to use up scraps

I'd use some of my brighter colors

This is definitely something I want to make. I want to learn how to do the dresden and this will be a perfect way to learn!

LOVE the colors! I've been wanting to make something with this design.


I love projects with buttons

Love this look. Got some left over fabric. Would be a good way to use.

Love the buttons.

Not so sure about that one. I do have a couple of quilts I have made that I loved it on!

Love the design. May try it but probably without the buttons. Too distracting from the design to me. Just not a button person!

I like how colorful the Dresden Plate is but on Burlap? I know manufacturers want use to like and use it - BUT - how cozy is that itchy fabric to lean up against? I will use a loose woven linen instead.

Like the Dresden Plate, but on Burlap? How cozy can that be against the skin? I will use a loosely woven linen for my pillow base.

I'd leave off the buttons and flower - they are distracting from rather than adding to the pattern.

Raw edges and buttons? Perfect!!!

The Dresden Plate has always been one of my favorite quilt patterns. Love the pillow with all the bling.


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