Monday, October 3, 2011

Free pattern day ! Dresden Plate Quilts

The Dresden Plate quilt block was named after the ornately decorated tableware of Dresden, Germany. Some fantastic Dresden Plate variations and settings can be found in the free patterns below.  To go to a pattern: Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the words "PDF download" (or the hyperlinked website name) in the title above the quilt.

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Cosmos quilt, 46 x 36", free pattern by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics (PDF download)

In Living Color quilt, 71 x 94", free pattern by Wendy Sheppard for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Dresden quilt and bag, 40 x 60" quilt, free pattern at Simplicity (PDF download)

Sunflowers quilt, ~63 x 77", free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF download)

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

Garden Dresdens, ~56 x 56", free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF download)

Little Aurora Borealis quilt, free pattern at Michael Miller Fabrics (PDF download)

Color Spoken Here, 45 x 60", free pattern at Free Spirit Fabrics (PDF Download)

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

Belaire quilt, ~60 x 70", free pattern by Heidi Pridemore for Blank Quilting (PDF download)

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

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

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 (PDF download)

Fan Dance quilt, free pattern by Anna Maria Horner for Janome (PDF download)

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

Panache quilt, 48 x 48”, free pattern at RJR Fabrics (PDF download)

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

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

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 (PDF download)

Flower Dance quilt, 48 x 60", by Laura Gilvin for Studio E Fabrics (PDF download)

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 (PDF download)

Chevron Kaleidoscope quilt, free pattern by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller (PDF download)

Sentimentalities Quilt, free pattern by Bonnie Christine at Going Home to Roost (PDF download)

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

Sunburst Baby Quilt tutorial by Shelley at Elsie's Girl

Pretty Petals quilt, 60 x 60”, free pattern by Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

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 (PDF download)

Dresden Plate quilt, 57 x 75", free pattern by Sandie McKann for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

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

Tuscan Wildflower quilt, 48 x 48", free pattern by Margrit Hall for Robert Kaufman (PDF download)

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, the free pattern by Marinda Stewart has 41 fan blades, and the tips are embellished with fussy-cut medallions: (PDF download)

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

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

Dresden mini quilt tutorial at The Sewing Directory (UK)

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 (PDF Download)

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 (PDF download)

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 : This post was updated on March 10, 2019. 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.

  7. Thank you for offering so many beautiful Dresden patterns all in one place. I will be making my first Dresden quilt and will be using one of these patterns. I also have fabric for at least 5 more quilts and may just have to make several more that are shown here.


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