Turn A Plain Dresden Into A Sunburst With One Simple Trick


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One Little Change

A classic Dresden quilt is one of the easiest quilts you can make, especially if you have access to a template to make each piece uniform.

Instead of making a plain Dresden, bring a little sunshine to your life and turn that plain ol’ pattern into a sunburst!


That’s right, you can take a plain Dresden and make it into something completely different with just a small modification. Once you make it, you’ll be just as obsessed with it as I am!

Jenny Doan from Missouri Star Quilt Company sews this up in a video tutorial, and with one little trick, making the sunburst couldn’t be any easier.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

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How It’s Made

After sewing together each piece of the regular Dresden, you add a folded piece of solid fabric to create a little sunburst in between each. 

You’ll add this to a large piece of background fabric to create the block as a whole. Just one more touch and it’s done.

Then, you’ll use a piece of fabric and fusible interfacing to seal off the middle. Then that’s your Dresden! Just sew together your blocks, add any borders, and your quilt top is done!

Watch Jenny create this quilt in the video down below and get started on your own!


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