Sew a fast and festive sunflower table topper using fabric scraps and Clover’s Trace ‘n Create Quilt Template—Dresden Collection. In as little as an afternoon, you’ll update your décor in time for the changing season. 


Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



Notions, Fabrics, and Supplies

Notions, fabrics, and supplies

Create the Dresden Plate

interfacing, such as Pellon’s ShirTailor or Lazy Girl’s Face-It Soft – See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-with-nancy/how-to-sew-an-ipad-case-for-the-car/#sthash.tElVpYpa.dpuf

If you’ve never created a Dresden Plate appliqué, you’ll need a template to create the wedges. We used both large and small template sizes.

- See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-with-nancy/dresden-appliquesquilt-patterns/#sthash.a6H6UBII.dpuf

If you’ve never created a Dresden Plate appliqué, you’ll need a template to create the wedges. We used both large and small template sizes.




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








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- See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-with-nancy/dresden-appliquesquilt-patterns/#sthash.a6H6UBII.dpuf

If you’ve never created a Dresden Plate appliqué, you’ll need a template to create the wedges. We used both large and small template sizes.




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








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- See more at: http://www.nancyzieman.com/blog/sewing-with-nancy/dresden-appliquesquilt-patterns/#sthash.a6H6UBII.dpuf

  • Follow the directions included with the Trace ‘n Create Dresden Template, select the wedge size desired, and trace twenty wedges. To replicate the featured scrappy sunflower table topper, choose the 8″ wedge.
  • Cut 6-1/4″ crosswise strips from each of the five  batik fabrics. Stack the fabrics.
  • Trace four wedges on the top layer, following the instructions in the package.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Use a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler to cut wedges along traced lines.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Fold wedges right sides together.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Stitch top edge using a scant 1/4″ seam.


Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Use the chain stitching method to stitch all twenty wedges.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Cut threads between wedges and finger-press seams open.


Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Turn wedges right side out.
  • Make a pressing template from a 4″ square of tag board. In the center of the pressing template, draw a straight line from corner to corner.
  • Insert pressing template between fabric layers, aligning seam with straight line.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Press. Use the pressing template to assure that all twenty wedges will align in the next step.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Place two wedges right sides together. Stitch with scant 1/4″ seam. Press seam open.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Stitch five wedges together.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Stitch four sections of five wedges per section. Stitch sections together to create a Dresden Plate.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Measure the finished diameter of the Dresden Plate from the wrong side between the inner portions of the wedges and subtract 1/2″.


Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Cut a felt backing circle the diameter of the measurement above. For our project, we cut a 13″ circle.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover




 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Following the directions included with the Trace ‘n Create Dresden Template, select the center circle size of your choosing. The table topper features a 6-1/2″ circle.
  • Layer the circle fabric and interfacingnon-fusible side to right side of fabric. Trace desired circle size onto interfacing.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Pin layers together and stitch along the traced line.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Use a pinking shears or pinking rotary blade to trim fabric and interfacing close to the stitched line.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Trim away the interior of the interfacing with a scissors, leaving about 1″.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Turn interfacing to fabric wrong side. Guide Clover’s Hera Marker between the interfacing and fabric along the sewn edge. The tip of the Hera Marker smooths out the outer edge of the fabrics.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Fuse interfacing to wrong side of the fabric.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Place finished circle in center of Dresden Plate. Pin or use Clover’s Wonder Clips to hold the layers together at the outer edges.


Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Stitch circle to Dresden Plate with a straight stitch, blind hem stitch, or decorative stitch.


 Nancy Zieman Sew an Easy Sunflower from Trace n Create Quilt Template Dresden Collection by Clover



  • Hand stitch outer edges of felt to back of Dresden Plate






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