Friday, July 21, 2017

Dresden Plate Poinsettia Coasters

Pull up a chair and get ready to rest your favorite holiday beverage on these delightful poinsettia coasters!


Poinsettia flower coaster by QuiltFabrication


These pretty blooms are a modified Dresden Plate, and super easy to sew. A full Poinsettia flower coaster pattern, which includes the template, is available on Etsy.


Dresden plate Poinsettia Coasters by QuiltFabrication


Below is a brief tutorial on how easy it is to sew these charming Dresden Plate Poinsettia Coasters - let's get started!

Choose red and green fabrics that would make a lovely poinsettia - I went with Kona Rich Red and Basil Green. After cutting a strip from each color, the pieces are cut out using the template. 

And by putting a ruler up to the edge of the template, 


dresden plate template cutting


then holding the ruler in place and moving the template aside before making the cut, prevented cutting into the template. Wouldn't want to make it smaller! 


moving template out of the way



All the Dresden Plate pieces are cut and ready to go!


cut Dresden pieces


Now they're sewn just like a regular Dresden Plate, with angled clipping at the fold to reduce bulk.


trimmed Dresden pieces


After opening the seam and turning right side out, the pieces are given a gentle press, then sewn together. 


sewing Dresden pairs


Once the flowers are together, the seams are pressed in a circular fashion, with three small circles fused in the center.


fused centers on Poinsettia flower


With some detail stitching of leaf veins, and center applique stitching,


vein and applique stitching








the poinsettia flower is brought to life!

With the addition of the back, turned so that the 'leaves' are exposed between the flower petals, 


stitch in the ditch


plus stitching in the ditch and the outer edges, the poinsettia coaster is now finished!


Dresden plate Poinsettia flower


And here's the back,


Dresden plate Poinsettia Coaster backside


with a touch of sealant, such as Fray Check, in the center to take care of any fraying.

I had a ton of fun making these Dresden Plate Poinsettia Coasters, and hope you do to! 

Merry Christmas!



89 comments:

  1. Lovely project - thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh how cute are these! Another fun gift idea! Thanks, Susan!

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  3. Super cute, and very clever. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Great coasters--can't wait to make some! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Great coasters but I think I will make mine sunflowers!

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  6. Love, love these coasters-my main theme for decorating at Christmas are poinsettias-what a wonderful add for me-as I have no coasters! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  7. What a great idea, thanks for sharing it with us. I read in the comments that someone is going to try sunflowers. I think I'll try both.

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  8. Great idea..............easy to make for gifts! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. That is a beautiful coaster. Wonderful. Thank you

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  10. Susan, I love these! Great idea!

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  11. Great tip on how you lined your ruler up next to the template, then moved the template before cutting. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love this idea and tutorial!! I am going to download this right now and get started!! Thanks!!

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  13. oooh I really love these thanks for sharing

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  14. Wow, not seen coasters like these before - very pretty but well worth the effort :)

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  15. I so enjoy making small projects and these coasters fit the bill. Thank you for participating in this blog hop and for your great tutorial.

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  16. I love these coasters. They will be perfect to make my Mom for her beverages while watching TV.

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  17. These are so cute and clever! Thank you for sharing your pattern as part of the blog hop!

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  18. I LOVE dresdens but have never seen them used as coasters. This is a great idea for adding to our holiday decorations.

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  19. I just adore those mug rugs or coasters.

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  20. What a fun way to use those blocks! Think I will just make up a couple as flowers for year round!

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  21. I think a bigger version would make a great table centre. Thank you

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  22. These would be great as ornaments, too. Thanks.

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  23. Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look easy with your pictures. Thanks!

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  24. Very fun project and they will make a lovely gift. TFS

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  25. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love poinsettias!

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  26. Great project, and I also enjoyed reading some of the comments. There are some really good ideas mentioned.

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  27. What a sweet project. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. What pretty coasters! A nice addition to my Christmas table!

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  29. These are so pretty and a great gift set for the holidays. Thank you!

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  30. Hi Susan,
    What fun coasters! I love the quilting on them especially - adding the veins really add the perfect touch and keep them together easily. These really look festive. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  31. What a great project. Thanks!

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  32. Cute little poinsettias! These would add a splash of color anywhere! Great coaster idea (or mug rug, or whatever the proper name is!)

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  33. This is such a cute idea! Lovely! Thank you for the tutorial and pattern!

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  34. Wow, those are just darling! Thanks for sharing such a clever idea. Love it!

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  35. Super cute!!! Thanks for sharing

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  36. That is a really fun coaster tutorial. Great for a day to just play! Thanks!

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  37. Another fun gift idea. Thanks.

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  38. Oh my, this is so creative. Thank you for a great idea. x

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  39. I love poinsettias, these coasters are so cute!

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  40. I love the coasters! I'm thinking I should make some for gifts. Thanks for the pattern and instructions.

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  41. These are beautiful Susan. They would make great gifts. On my blog, near top left, is a phone image "Email". It links to my contact form :)

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  42. i love these coasters but, they are too pretty to use.

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  43. These are fantastic. I know that I will have to make them.

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  44. Fantastic ,can´t wait to make it.Thanks for the pattern!

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  45. Thanks for sharing these cute coasters with the 12 Days of Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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  46. What a sweet project. Would be cute on a Christmas Tea table for decorations and as a favor!

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  47. Thank you for the tutorial and pattern.

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  48. Thanks for the tutorial and pattern. I just learned how to make Dresden plates so have been looking for some ideas to try them.

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  49. What a cute idea! They would make nice gifts.

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  50. What a great idea - thanks for sharing!

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  51. How very clever you are! That's a great coaster, and not too tricky. Thank you for the easy explanations, and the chance to win some great Christmas fabric. dezertsuz at gmail

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  52. Great idea, I may have to make them in several colors! Thank you!

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  53. Inspired as always. And clear directions, too. Thanks.
    Pat

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  54. Your coasters are fabulous for a special gift. Thanks for the wonderful directions.

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  55. Very original idea for holiday decor. This is definitely on the to do list😉

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  56. Very cute coaster. Thanks for the directions on how to make them.

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  57. I like how you showed us that great tip to pull the template away from the ruler. Would definitely save some frustration!

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  58. Susan, this is awesome!!! I know I have some green and red Kona hanging around in the stash - I will definitely be making some of these!! Thanks for all you've done to help make the hop a success!!

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  59. Love these. These are on my to do list. SHHHH will be making these for gifts for my quilt group buddies. Thanks so much.

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  60. I love the Dresden Plate pattern. What a great idea for Christmas coasters.

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  61. How cheerful those are! They would be great for a gift exchange at a holiday party. Thanks very much for sharing your design & template, as well as for the tutorial.

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  62. very nice coasters thanks for the tutorial too

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  63. Very nice and not to difficult to get done by Christmas. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  64. Cute project. I may have to give dresden plate a try. Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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  65. Those are darling. I can just see them all over the house at Christmas! Thanks!

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  66. Love these. I may have to try the dresden plate pattern. You make this look doable. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. So cute! And Dresden Plate is on my long term to-quilt list, so maybe this would be good practice.

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  68. Those are really pretty and your instructions make it look very easy. Thank you.

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  69. These are too, too cute. Thanks for the great directions.

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  70. These are great! They could be adaptable for all seasons. I'm getting ideas...

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  71. Oh these are so cute!! Thank you for sharing!

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  72. I love these! Thanks for the directions on how to make them. I just might try a few!

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  73. Very cute idea, would be great for gifts! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  74. What a cute idea! Thank you!

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  75. These are adorable-- I can't resist dresdens.

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  76. This is such an awesome project--I know a few people that would love to get these as a gift! Thanks!

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  77. They're so pretty! Your perfect stitching of the veins, etc, really make them look great.

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  78. These are a very festive and great way to add decor while protecting the table. Thank you for sharing this great gift idea!

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