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    Default Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    Hi - has anyone use the 10" layer cakes to make a large dresden block? I'm thinking of working one with my granddaughter because she's only 7 and the larger dresden would be easier than the charm packs. It would be big, i know, but I haven't found a picture of one yet. I probably need a good size background piece, maybe 18-24"?

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    What a wonderful project for a young new sewer, and will make a fabulous big pillow too!

    I'm working on a Dresden pillow cover now. While I didn't use a layer cake, I did cut my yardage at 10" wide to make the biggest Dresden I could (with my template). I'm not home right now so I can't give accurate measurements, and since it's not completed, not ready to post a picture.

    But using a layer cake, you should be able to get 3 blades from each square of fabric, so depending on how scrappy you want it to be, you would only need 7 squares. After putting all the blades together to make the Dresden, the finished Dresden is approximately 20 inches wide. I had some fabric on hand that was a perfect background color, and I believe I cut it down to a 30" square. It's much bigger than I liked for this project, so once it's quilted I will trim it down to 25x25 (to fit a 24 inch pillow).

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    ok thank you, that is very helpful! I also thought about just making it 7.5 or 8 inches which would leave me with a 2.5 piece that i can use for binding.

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    https://quiltingtutorials.com/tutori...orial-beginner I knew there were several Dresden tutorials, I think this is the one you're looking for.
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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    Thanks, I did see that one, it uses the 5" squares. I actually found one that uses the layers cakes, Jenny actually made a tutorial for a mini tree skirt. it's really much bigger than i think i want to use, so I may use 7.5 or 8 inches instead. thanks!

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    I made this one: Click image for larger version. 

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    Worked like a dream.
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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    Thanks, i love those colors! beautiful

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    Quote Originally Posted by RAFDesigns View Post
    Hi - has anyone use the 10" layer cakes to make a large dresden block? I'm thinking of working one with my granddaughter because she's only 7 and the larger dresden would be easier than the charm packs. It would be big, i know, but I haven't found a picture of one yet. I probably need a good size background piece, maybe 18-24"?
    I made a Dresden Coin Quilt for Christmas...it turned out gorgeous. I used a layer cake...three Dresden triangles per layer cake square.

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kashu1958 View Post
    I made a Dresden Coin Quilt for Christmas...it turned out gorgeous. I used a layer cake...three Dresden triangles per layer cake square.

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    I remember when that tutorial came out, MSQC couldn't keep their 10" Dresden rulers in stock! I was up at the shops when everyone was clammoring for them, and my friend found one for me stuck in behind some layer cakes. I made a quilt like yours, it turned out really pretty. I brought it to the forum retreat for an attendance prize, and that same friend won the quilt! May need to revisit that tutorial again! Your Dresden coin quilt is very lovely!

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    Default Re: Anyone use layer cake to make a dresden?

    You can use, i made mine from fq but could have used layer cakes as well
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