Monday, October 3, 2011

Free pattern day ! Dresden Plates

The Dresden Plate quilt block was named after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden, Germany. Some fantastic variations and settings can be found in the free patterns below. This post was updated on December 14, 2017.

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Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.

Color Spoken Here, 45 x 60", free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics

Fanfare quilt, 54 x 78", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Andover Fabrics (PDF download)

Ring of Fire mini quilt, 20 x 20", free pattern by Michele Muska for the Quilt Alliance as seen at Modern Quilts Unlimited Magazine

Dresden mini quilt tutorial at The Sewing Directory (UK)

Color Wheel Runner by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures Fabric (PDF download)

Dresden Plate table runner tutorial by Lindsey Weight at Fort Worth Fabric Studio 

Radium quilt, 75 x 75", free pattern by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)

Krystal Fans quilt, ~28 x 52", free pattern by Marsha Evans Moore for Michael Miller Fabrics

Bohemia quilt, 50 x 50", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)

The Flower Sugar Very Berry Cherry Quilt, 72" square, free pattern by Lynne Goldsworthy for Lecien Fabrics (PDF download)

Fan Dance quilt, 72 x 84", free pattern by Anna Maria Horner for Kaffe Fassett at Free Spirit Fabrics

Fan Dance quilt, free pattern by Anna Maria Horner for Janome

Fan-cy That, free pattern at Wilmington Prints (PDF download)

Panache quilt, 48 x 48”, free pattern at RJR Fabrics

Whirling Fans quilt, ~59 x 67", free pattern by Nancy Mahoney for RJR Fabrics

Shadowbox Silver Linings quilt, 68 1/2″x 68 ½, free pattern at Dear Stella Design

Bohemia quilt, 60 x 60”, free pattern by Lily’s Quilts for Andover Fabrics (PDF download)

A Few Too Many quilt, 72 x 72", free pattern by Bethany Fuller for Windham Fabrics 

Chevron flowers quilt, 63 x 82", free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)

Flower Dance quilt, 48 x 60", by Laura Gilvin for Studio E Fabrics

Dancing Dahlias quilt, 40 x 56”, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics

Southern Belle quilt, 72 x 90", free pattern by Patrick Lose for RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Award Ceremony Quilt, 60 x 72”, free pattern by Anna Maria Horner (PDF download)

Petal Play quilt, 72 x 72" or 48 x 48", free pattern by Brenda Ratliff for RJR Fabrics (PDF download

Song Bird quilt, 96 x 96", free pattern by Franchelle Contreras for Henry Glass Fabrics (PDF download

Fruit Slices quilt, 54 x 63”, free pattern by Whistler Studio for Windham Fabrics

Chevron Kaleidoscope quilt, free pattern by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics

Sentimentalities Quilt, free pattern by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics, seen at Going Home to Roost

Floral Faire by Project House 360, 81 x 81", for RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Dresden Burst baby quilt tutorial by Melissa Mortenson at Polka Dot Chair

Sunburst Baby Quilt tutorial by Shelley at Elsie's Girl

Pretty Petals quilt, 60 x 60”, free pattern by Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Fashion Plate, free quilt pattern by Barbara Jones for Henry Glass Fabrics (PDF download)

Decadent Pear by Samantha Lee Walker for Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)

A Day in Dresden 68 x 76", free pattern by Rosalie Quinlan Designs for Lecien (PDF download

Flirt Dresden Plate Quilt, ~50 x 50",  by Marinda Stewart for Free Spirit Fabrics

Dresden Plate quilt, 57 x 75", free pattern by Sandie McKann for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Dresden Blooms quilt, 68 x 88", free pattern by Jean Ann Wright for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Tuscan Wildflower quilt, 48 x 48", free pattern by Margrit Hall for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Milady's Mural quilt, 38 x 47", free pattern by Debbie Beaves for RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Pi Pillow Tutorial by Alexandra at A Squared W

Circle Quilt tutorial by Julie Herman at Jaybird Quilts


Urban Couture quilt, 66 x 72", free pattern by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics (PDF download

Antiquities Medallion quilt, 43"square, free pattern by Marinda Stewart for Michael Miller Fabrics has 41 fan blades, and the tips are embellished with fussy-cut medallions:

Freebird Free Circle Quilt Pattern, 50 x 50", by MoMo for Moda Fabrics (PDF download)

Modern Vortex quilt, 52" square, free pattern by Debby Kratovil Quilts

Color Play quilt, 48 x 60", free pattern by Project House 360 at RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

Color wheel Block, free pattern at Riley Blake Designs (PDF download)

Curved Edge Dresden Plate tutorial and free templates by Bari J

Semi Dresden Mug Rug tutorial at Samelia's Mum

Plates for your Table, plate charger and table runner, by Kim Walus at Bitty Bits and Pieces, for Moda Bakeshop

Dresden Table Runner, 15.5 x 60", tutorial at Mama Love Quilts

Flowers in the Park table topper by Susan Allen at The Quilt Asylum for Moda Bakeshop

Dresden plate sew-along by Elizabeth Hartman at Oh, Fransson for Sew Mama Sew

Dresden Plate Cushion tutorial by Rhianon Taylor at The Nifty Stitcher (Scotland)

Dresden Strip Quilt Tutorial by Jen Eskridge at Reanna Lily Designs

Image credits : All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration {at} gmail {dot} com


  1. What a beautiful, inspiring post. Thanks so much!!!

  2. Absolutely fantastic post. Thank you for taking the time to put it together and share. So much inspiration!

  3. My eyeballs are spinning. Amazing post!

  4. Preciosos quilt enhorabuena. Un saludo. Carmen Fuster.

  5. Just finished the binding on my quilt. I bought the hand pieced blocks at an estate sale, in Hood River Oregon. The quilt was quilted on a long arm & is beautiful. I will treasure that quilt forever. The quilt is now in Alberta Canada

  6. Thank you so much. I began my first Dresden plate block in class yesterday and am so inspired by the projects you have brought together. Thank you again.


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