Mini Dresden Patterns

New Pattern, Dresdens on the Square

Last but not least,

(actually it’s my favorite of my new 4)

#4, with yes, Tiny & Mini Dresden plates!

Dresdens on the Square


I used two collections in this quilt;

Gratitude & Preservation both by Moda.


I love how the two collections worked together to add variety to this quilt with lots of coordinating fabrics.

I could use these fabrics over and over and never get tired of them.

I’m sure it’s the whole low contrast thing that I love about this quilt,

but it was also really fun to make.


Chain piecing saves a lot of time and thread.


And every time I was making a Dresden plate I couldn’t wait to see how it turned out.


Perfect every time!


I’m not perfect, I just sew with precision!

2 good tips, start with good quality fabric and use Best Press to give the fabrics more body.


Chris tested this pattern for me.


She said she loved making the quilt and she helped me decide how to write some of the steps so they would be easy to interpret.

I’m envious of her design wall in her new sewing studio!

Dresdens on the Square is available on my website for $14.00 plus shipping.

Thanks to all of my testers and also to Robin for editing all of my new patterns.

I get by with a lot of help from my quilting friends!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve been making.

Just keep sewing…


Dresden Plate Quilt, New Moda Fabric Collection, New Pattern Sample, New quilt pattern, Suzn Quilts Patterns

New Patterns-Spring 2015-Garden Romance

I have new patterns & they’re ready to ship!

All but one have a common theme;

they incorporate both my Tiny Dresden Template

Tiny+Dresden+template & my Mini Dresden Template.


First is Garden Romance.


I’m having a lot of fun using the very traditional

Dresden Plate templates & making nontraditional quilts!

Have you noticed this theme???

That’s me, the “rule breaker” living on the edge…

When I introduced these at Quilt Market in Minneapolis last month,

it was fun watching some shop owners process the fact that these are “Dresden Plates.”

Yep, you don’t have to sew 12 Dresden petals into a circle,

then applique a circle to their centers, really!!!

This quilt was a lot of fun to design & make.

I used the new “Mill Book 1892” collection by Moda.


Along with Dresden petals,

I also used Clover’s fusible bias tape maker to quickly & easily make the vines.

I’m all about quick & easy.

You may not make this quilt in a day, but each step is easy.

Full-size illustrations are included to help you lay out the vines perfectly so they all match.

Paper Dresden templates are included in the pattern,

but you’ll want to use the plastic templates for quicker, more accurate cutting.

If you don’t see Garden Romance at your local quilt shop,

you can find it here.

More new patterns to follow.

Just keep sewing,