A Perfect Cut Quilt Book



Why didn’t I think of that! It’s an overused phrase that immediately came to mind  when I saw Dodi Poulsen’s new book, A Perfect Cut,  that features the Trace ’n Create Quilt TemplatesSure, I designed the templates for Clover. But did I think of all the options and quilting pattern ideas that these templates could create? Certainly not!

A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates

The design that I thought so appropriate for this first day of summer week is the Summer Solstice Wall Quilt. It uses several wedge sizes of the Trace ’n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. It’s an extremely clever use of the template.

The traditional Dresden wedge is 4″–8″ in length. I designed a template that creates traditional to super-sized Dresden Blocks, the Trace ’n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. There are a total of six block sizes 12″ –40″. That’s one large block!

Trace 'n Create Quilt Template Dresden Plate Collection by Nancy Zieman

Dodi combined wedge sizes within one block. That’s the very clever part of the design.

  • Trace, then cut 10 of the third largest size wedges.


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  • And, trace and cut 10 wedges of the 4th largest size.
    A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  •  Fold the edges in half, right sides together.


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  • Chain stitch along the top.
    A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



 


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  •  Turn right side out and press. In the template instructions, you’ll find a hint on how to perfectly press the wedges.


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates




A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  •  Lay out the wedges, alternating the sizes. This is the very clever part!


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  •  Match the lower edges and stitch the side seams.


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  •  Press under the side seam of the larger wedge.


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



  •  One-forth of the Dresden Appliqué is finished!


A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates




A Perfect Cut with Nancy Zieman's Trace 'n Create Templates



 The other details are found in A Perfect Cut!  Thanks Dodi for your creative thinking!

Many More Quilt Designs

There are many other quilt block designs, using the Trace ’n Create Quilt Templates found in A Perfect Cut. Here’s a showcase of some of the designs.


A Perfect Cut Quilt Book



  • It’s easy to see how the wedge of the Dresden template is used in “Santa’s Jingle Belly.:


A Perfect Cut Quilt Book



  • There are more designs in Dodi’s book. You’ll have to get the book to see them all!

Nancy's Giveaway

Write a comment below for a chance to win an autographed copy of  A Perfect Cut donated by Dodi Poulsen. Thanks Dodi!

For more inspiration using the Dresden template, review my previous blogs titled: Delightful Dresden Applique and Whimsical Dresden Quilt Design.

Indygo Junction Pattern Parade Blog Tour

Thanks for your comments regarding my post titled, Indygo Junction Pattern Parade Blog Tour. The random winner of a copy of the Banded Beret pattern plus fabric from the Ty Pennington Impressions collection and denim yardage is Marsha McCaulla: I’ve only made one hat in the past with disappointing results. Seeing this one makes me want to try again! I”m especially liking those fuse & gather flowers! Fun :)

Bye for now,

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