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Tiny Dresden Party 

To quote my friend Denise, #aintnopartylikeatinydresdenparty! Join me on Instagram January 3-31 as we celebrate all Tiny Dresdens.  So, what qualifies as tiny you ask?  A Dresden of any style that measures 5 inches across or less is tiny in my book.

Post a photo of a project on Instagram using a Tiny Dresden from January 3-31 and use the #tinydresdenparty hashtag. Your account must be public so myself and the judges can see your make. That’s it!  Each time you post, you’ll be eligible to win some great prizes from our amazing lineup of sponsors who will choose their favorite project each week.

Sponsors Include:

Jan 3-9: Sew Stitching Happy, Fort Worth Fabric Studio 

Jan 10-16: SimplyLoveFabrics, Sew Stacey Sew

Jan 17-23: Crimson Confection, Robotmom Sews

Jan 24-31: Janum Fabrics, Olfa Creates 

Looking for ideas and templates? Check out the Tiny Dresden Roundup. GIVEAWAY CLOSED: Congrats to trudymspears who wone a mini scrap pack!

GIVEAWAY : What do you plan to make with a Tiny Dresden?  Leave me a comment with your best idea and I’ll pick one person next week to send a mini scrap pack from my stash.

I can’t wait to see what amazing Tiny Dresden creations you make!

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65 thoughts on “Tiny Dresden Party 

  1. The same day that I saw this posted, I had an idea to make a full quilt of tiny dresdens! Not sure if it will come to fruition, but my plan was to only use the First Romance fabric from @prettybyhand on a white background; her tiny prints are perfect! Maybe I’ll start with a pillow first! 😉

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  2. I think I may make some journal covers but I am definitely going to put one or maybe a few on my binder that I keep my magazine patterns in!

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  3. A cute little zippered bag or a tiny wall decoration. If I make a few mini quilts with tiny dresdens, I could do a little clothesline hanging or bunting for my new baby in her nursery. So many ideas are popping in my head! This will be my first time making a dresden, so I am excited and looking forward to your ideas/tutorials.

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  4. If I can find a tiny enough template, I think I would like to make a mini wallhanging to display on my hutch that I am repurposing from Goodwill. I am painting it white and putting new drawer pulls and knobs on it. I would make 3 mini Dresden blocks and sew them together end to end to display either vertically or horizontally. I will use my 1930’s reproduction fabrics and maybe do a little hand quilting. And of course I love pin cushions.

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    1. Oooh – the repurposed hutch sounds lovely. I’ll be sharing links to three different sizes of templates next week and the smallest finishes at 3.75 inches… so pretty tiny! And I love the 30s reproductions fabric idea – they would be perfect for tiny dresdens.

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  5. I think I’ll make some pillows for my guest/sewing room. I just redecorated it with turquoise walls and red accents and an antique iron bed I painted red. Pillows would look awesome.

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  6. I want to do a mini for my wall, a pinnie and a zipper pouch. Not sure which one I will do first. I have a bunch of tiny florals from a swap that I want to use on one and of course Bonnie and Camille for one. I also want to do something with my retro Xmas prints just haven’t decided yet. I’m hoping to join your party to get myself motivated. Thanks for inviting us!

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  7. I’m going to try one of those cute Santa pincushions you’ve been tempting me with, I haven’t been lucky enough to grab one so maybe I’ll start on my 2018 Christmas sewing list. Thanks for the great inspiration.

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    1. Awe – thank you Tracy. I think we should sew Christmas stuff all year round so you will just be getting a head start! Can’t wait to see what you make.

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  8. So fun! I cannot wait for this party to get started! I’m planning on making a pinnie, a mug rug and maybe a mini quilt to display on my wall, maybe on a coffee cozy too?! Ha ha I’d better stop day dreaming or I’ll be making them all year long next year!

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  9. I have a fun idea but afraid I won’t finish it up! I’m thinking a modified Garland, I’ll let you know if I make it work!

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  10. My 2018 resoulation is to make all the females in my family a zippered pouch and mini wall hanging for their birthdays. Have a Neice who’s birthday is next month, so need to get sewing!

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  11. I like the idea of making a pin cushion but I already have so many! Maybe I’ll make a mug rug or some hoop art. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. Yay! I am thinking about a little hoop art myself. And I realized today that I’ve never kept any of the pincushions I’ve made. So maybe I should make one for me!

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  12. So many great ideas here! I will be delighted if I can get one lovely pincushion to happen 🙂 and I will turn my less-lovelies into pocket blocks. Thanks for so much inspiration!

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  13. Im going to make tiny pillows for my cat’s doll bed i got him at a thrift shop. I think i will do 1 dresden on one side, another on the other side, cause im working on a 2 sided quilt for the bed.

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