NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial Plus Shop our 12 Days of Christmas EVENT at  ShopNZP.com

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial Plus Shop our 12 Days of Christmas EVENT at  ShopNZP.com

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NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

Sew a festive Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper in an evening—with the Easy Dresden Ruler Template and coordinating fabrics from the Marbleized Fabric Collection by Kansas Studio for Benartex. Plus Shop our 12 Days of Christmas EVENT at  ShopNZP.com.

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We’re illustrating our Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper with coordinating fabrics from the Marbleized Fabric Collection by Kansas Studio for Benartex Designer Fabrics.

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Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Supplies

1/4 yd each Coordinating Fabrics, Fat Quarters work well for this project

Easy Dresden Ruler Template

Pellon ShirTailor Fusible Interfacing

Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauges

Clover’s New! Hot Hemmer Square

Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner

Clover’s “Quick Cut” Thread Cutter

Clover’s Flower Head Pins

Clover’s Straight Tailor’s Awl Stiletto 

Frixion Marking Pen

Scissors

Clover’s Rotary Cutter, mat, and ruler

Rotary Pinking Blade

Metrosene Plus Thread

Schmetz Chrome Universal Sewing Machine Needles Size 80

June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy

Sewing Machine

June Tailor’s Eze-View Pressing Cloth

Iron

Tailor’s Clapper

You’re the designer, choose your favorite fabrics to create the Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper, Team NZP chose the following.

 

Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP.com

Note from Team NZP

 

Prepare your fabrics! Pre-shrink fabrics by steaming and pressing. Then, stabilize fabrics for the sewing process by pressing and starching fabrics with Quilter’s Starch Savvy.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper

Approx. finished size 18″

  • We chose four coordinating fabrics, three fabrics for the Dresden wedges, and one fabric for the center circle.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut 8″ Crosswise Fabric strips from three fabrics: Marbleized Crimson, Marbleized Scarlet Red, and Marbleized Forest Green.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using the Easy Dresden Ruler Template cut Ten wedges from Marbleized Crimson.
  • Using the Easy Dresden Ruler Template cut Five wedges from Marbleized Scarlet Red.
  • Using the Easy Dresden Ruler Template cut Five wedges from Marbleized Forest Green.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut a total of 20 wedges per complete Dresden Plate or circle.
  • Layout Dresden wedges as shown below.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

Note from Team NZP

 

Set sewing machine to a 2.0 stitch length.

  • Fold wedges right sides together along the lengeth of the wedge. Stitch wedges along the top–with scant 1/4″ seams.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Chain stitch wedges together.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using Clover’s “Quick Cut” Thread Cutter, or scissors, clip threads between wedges.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using Clover’s Point 2 Point turner, turn points right sides out.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using Clover’s NEW! Hot Hemmer Square, align seam at one corner diagonal line and press.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Repeat steps above with for all wedges and layout Dresden Plate as shown below.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Align two wedges right sides together and stitch with scant 1/4″ seam.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Continue stitching five wedges together.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Five Dresden wedges create one quarter of the Dresden Plate or circle.
  • Press seams open.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Use Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Repeat steps above and create the four quarters of the Dresden Plate.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch top two quarter-assemblies together, using a scant 1/4″ seam.
  • Stitch remaining bottom quarter-assemblies together, using a scant 1/4″ seam.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch top and bottom assemblies together.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

 

Create Center Circle

  • Cut one 4-1/2″ square from Marbleized Marigold Yellow and cut one 4-1/2″ square from Pellon’s ShirTailor Interfacing.
  • Place right sides together with glue dots facing away from fabric.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

 

Note from Team NZP

 

We’re making a 4″ center circle for the center of our Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper. 

  • Using Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and a Frixion Pen, trace a 4″ Circle on the interfacing.
  • Optional: Pin.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch on the marked line using a short stitch length.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

 

  • Use a 45 mm rotary pinking blade and trim away excess fabric, approx. 1/4″ outside stitching line.

Note from Team NZP

 

When using a pinking blade, cut on the back side of cutting mat.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using a scissors, cut away excess interfacing on the inside of the stitch line, leaving approx. 1″ of interfacing.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

 

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Turn interfacing to the wrong side.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using June Tailor’s Eze-View Pressing Cloth and press ShirTailor Interfacing to wrong side of fabric.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Place Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Assembly right side up on cutting mat.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Using Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, place center circle onto center of Dresden Poinsettia Assembly. Pin.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch center circle to Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper with coordinating thread or monofilament thread. Choose a straight stitch, blanket stitch, or other decorative stitch.

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

Add Backing

Note from Team NZP

 

Team NZP chose Felt for backing our Table Topper.

  • Place Table Topper wrong side up on table.
  • Measure table topper diameter from Dresden wedge valley to valley, across widest width of Dresden Plate.

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  • Subtract an 1/8″ to 1/4″ from this measurement, to determine felt backing circle diameter.
  • Using Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and Frixion Marking Pen, mark the felt backing circle cutting line onto the wrong side of felt.

Dresden Fall Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut out backing circle along marked line.

Dresden Fall Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Place Dresden Plate wrong side up on table.

Dresden Fall Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Pin or use fabric glue to temporarily hold backing in place.
  • Place backing circle to wrong side of Dresden Table Topper.

Dresden Fall Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Handstitch backing in place, using needle and thread.

Dresden Fall Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Your Dresden Table Topper is complete!

 

Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Supplies

1/4 yd each Coordinating Fabrics, Fat Quarters work well for this project

Easy Dresden Ruler Template

Pellon ShirTailor Fusible Interfacing

Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge

Clover’s New! Hot Hemmer Square

Clover’s Point 2 Point Turner

Clover’s “Quick Cut” Thread Cutter

Clover’s Flower Head Pins

Clover’s Straight Tailor’s Awl Stiletto 

Frixion Marking Pen

Scissors

Clover’s Rotary Cutter, mat, and ruler

Rotary Pinking Blade

Metrosene Plus Thread

Schmetz Chrome Universal Sewing Machine Needles Size 80

June Tailor’s Quilter’s Starch Savvy

Sewing Machine

June Tailor’s Eze-View Pressing Cloth

Iron

Tailor’s Clapper

NEW! Dresden Poinsettia Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

 

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2 Comments

  • Carol Stephenson
    December 7, 2023

    Love the dresden poinsietta table topper. The instructions don’t say how much fabric is needed and I don’t see the gold marbelized fabric offered along w/ the others.

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