Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dresden Fans

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Yesterday I showed you how to use the Nifty Notions 22.5 degree wedge ruler and how to make a Dresden plate. Today it's Dresden Fan day!

This starts with the wedge pieces cut the same way as for the Dresden Plate. The difference between a Dresden Plate and a Dresden Fan is the tips. The plate has flat tips and the fan has pointed tips.

Once you have all your wedge pieces cut you will be sewing them to make a point at the top. Here's how:

Fold the wedge in half like so.

Then sew using a quarter inch seam along the larger straight line.

Then turn the piece right side out to form a point. You can use a stiletto or other pointy object to push the point out. Here's what you will have now.

Then sew the pieces together. Start at the part closest  part to the point and sew using a quarter inch seam to the bottom. Sew them in 2's, making sure the same fabric is always on the top.

Continue sewing pieces together, pressing the seams open as you go till you have a full circle (made with 16 wedges). 

I am making a mug rug for a blog hop and then a swap with this Dresden Fan so stay tuned till Feb 17th when I'll be hopping as part of the Quilters With Modern Tools Valentine Blog Hop!

Come back tomorrow to see another way I used the Nifty Notions 22.5 degree wedge ruler. And don't forget to enter the giveaway to win your own Nifty Notions 22.5 degree ruler!


  1. Wow! You make it look so easy!!

  2. It really is easy. You should get these rulers, they have made piecing difficult things much more enjoyable.


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