NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

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NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

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NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

Sew a festive fall Dresden Sunflower Table Mat in an evening—made with the Easy Dresden Ruler Template and triple-dyed Bali Batik Palettes Harvest fabrics by Benartex. Plus shop our Home for the Holidays Sale at ShopNZP!

Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Class with Dana Casey

If you are not able to join us in person today, we invite you to follow along with our Dresden Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

We are illustrating our Dresden Table Mat with BaliBatik Harvest Fat Quarter Pack by Benartex, inspired by the above photo of Nancy Zieman’s original Sunflower Table Mat.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing TutorialApprox. finished size 14″

Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Supplies

Six 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

You’re the designer, choose your favorite fabrics to create the Dresden Sunflower Table Mat, 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.

  • Choose six coordinating fabrics, five will be Dresden wedges, one will be for center circle.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut 5-1/2″ Crosswise Fabric from five fabrics.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Using the Easy Dresden Ruler Template cut four wedges from five fabrics of your choice.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut a total of 20 wedges per complete Dresden circle.
  • Fold wedges right sides together, stitch wedges 1/4″.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Chain stitch wedges together.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

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

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

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

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Using Clover’s NEW! Hot Hemmer Square, align seam and diagonal marking, press.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Repeat steps above with all wedges.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • With right sides together, stitch Dresden wedges.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Continue to stitch wedges together.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Five Dresden wedges will create one quarter of the Dresden circle.
  • Press seams open or to one side.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Use Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Repeat steps above to create four quarters for the Dresden circle.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch top two assemblies together.
  • Stitch bottom two assemblies together.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch top and bottom assemblies together.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

Create Center Circle

 NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut a one 6-1/2″ square from coordinating fabric and Pellon’s ShirTailor Interfacing, right sides together, glue dots facing up.

Note from Team NZP

 

We’re making a 6″ center circle.

  • Using Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and Frixion Pen create 6″ Circle.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Pin

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Stitch using a short stitch around circle.

Note from Team NZP

 

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

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Use a rotary pinking blade to remove excess fabric, approx. 1/4″ from stitching line.

 

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Remove the excess interfacing from within the circles, leaving approx.1″ of interfacing.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

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

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Center Dresden Sunflower.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Using Clover’s 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge, enter center circle onto sunflower assembly.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Pin and edgestitch with coordinating or monofilament thread. Choose a straight stitch, blanket stitch, or other decorative stitch.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

Add Backing

Note from Team NZP

 

Team NZP chose Wool Felt for backing.

  • Turn table mat wrong side up.
  • Measure the diameter from valley to valley of matching wedge.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Subtract an 1/8″ to 1/4″ from this measurement.
  • Using Clover’s Supersize 5-in-1 Sliding Gauge and Frixion Marking Pen, create backing circle on wool felt.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Cut out backing circle.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

 

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Pin or use fabric glue to hold backing in place.
  • Place backing on wrong side of sunflower table mat.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Hand stitch Wool Felt backing in place around the perimeter, catching finished points.

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

  • Your Dresden Sunflower Table Mat is complete!

NEW! Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

Dresden Sunflower Table Mat Supplies

Six 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 Sunflower Table Mat Sewing Tutorial

 

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1 Comment

  • Rose Groth
    November 17, 2022

    Can you please show how to back the Dresden table mat? Do you adhere the mat to a piece of felt & top stitch around the edges? The instructions are a little confusing to me. Thank you for your help.

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