Mystery Quilt-Along

The 12 Days of Christmas Tiny Mystery, Day 9

Welcome to

the 12 Days of Christmas

Tiny Mystery quilt, Day 9.

Thanks for sharing those

adorable tiny blocks!

If you’re not already a member,

you should join so you can share & see everyone’s progress:


We’ll make a Tiny Dresden Plate today!

Sorry link no longer available.

Please see my website to order my Tiny Dresden plate plastic template.



  • 1 Dresden plate fabric strip 2″ x width of fabric then cut 12 petals, rotating template on strip. (If directional fabric like mine, don’t rotate it, just slide it down the strip to cut the petals all the same direction on the fabric.)
  • 1 Dresden center fabric square 2″
  • 1 freezer paper circle 1″ from template


All seams to be sewn a scant 1/4″.

Use a Seam guide by Perkins Dry Goods

if you’re unsure of where that is on your machine!

Available here on my notions page

along with the rest of the tools that I recommend.



Fold each petal in half right sides together,

then sew from raw edge to fold as shown.

Sew all 12 petals.

Trim away seam allowance as shown.

Press flat as sewn, then turn right side out.

Using That Purple Thang

or other blunt point,

poke out point of petal.

Press again.

Do this for all 12 petals.

Sew 2 petals together (right sides together)

starting 3 stitches from edge,

back stitch to edge, then sew entire seam.

Press as sewn, then press seam open.


Sew pairs of petals together.


Sew 3 segments together to complete plate.

Press with more Best Press.

Trace, then cut 1″ circle from freezer paper.

Fuse to wrong side of center fabric.

Cut out fabric with 1/4″ seam allowance.

With Roxanne

or other glue &

Apliquick rods,

glue seam allowance to back side of template.

These tools make my circle almost perfect!

See, no divots!!!

Glue circle to center of plate.

Stitch to plate.

I use a tiny blind hem stitch with thread matching to center fabric.

Dampen center circle.

Let rest a few minutes then remove paper template.

When dry, press with Mary Ellen’s Best Press.


Don’t forget to post pics over at my Sewing With Susan Facebook group!

See you tomorrow.

Just Keep Sewing…