Stacked Dresden Pillow

Stacked Dresden Pillow
May 7, 2015 nicole

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing a bit about how to make a stacked dresden pillow!

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

This finished pillow measures 18″ x 18″ and features some lovely new fabric from Tula Pink – Ship Shape from her Elizabeth line paired with a black chambray from Andover Fabrics. The only die you will need for this project is the Dresden plate Bigz XL.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

Make a Sizzix Sanwich: Extended cutting pad, Dresden die with blade facing up, fabric (up to 8 layers) and Extended cutting pad. With the Sizzix Fabi machine, die cut dresden plate wedges out of your two fabrics. You will need a total of 10 wedges of each fabric.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

On a flat surface arrange the wedges in an alternating pattern. Using 1/4″ seam allowances, sew one row of wedges together and press. Once both rows of 10 wedges are assembled, sew the two rows together and press the seam open.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

Using an acrylic ruler and rotary cutter, cut a straight line on both ends to square up your pillow top.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

There are a couple of ways you can line up your two rows – alternating like above.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

Or connecting like shown above.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

Layer with quilt batting or fusible fleece the same size as your pillow top and quilt.

Finish your pillow with an envelope backing or with a zipper.

Modern Handcraft //  Stacked Dresden Pillow: A Tutorial

You are all done – insert pillow form and enjoy on your couch or bed.

Thanks for stopping by today friends!

-Nicole

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