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Dresden Neighborhood - Anaheim

The Dresden Neighborhood is the perfect pattern to try out all those fun decorative stitches on your machine and practice your machine quilting skills! Dust off your BSR and join me for this all-day class. I made my sample in a Halloween motif, but this project would be adorable as a Christmas town or whatever inspires you. In class we will construct the village, sew the houses together with decorative stitches, and then embellish each house with roof, door, and windows. Students may even have time to start quilting the project.



Dresden Neighborhood quilt Pattern by Persimon Dreams**

¾ yard Background Fabric*

¾ yard Batting*

¾ yard Backing Fabric*

½ yard Binding*

You need an assortment of fabrics to have a colorful town. These can by yardage or scraps. I used 1/8th yard cuts of 10 different Halloween prints for the houses and 3 different 1/8th yard black and white prints for the roof, windows, and doors of my Halloween town. I also used a 1/8th yard cut for the center of my town square.

If you are using scraps, have 20 pieces that are at least 4”x 9” for the houses and then 20 pieces that are at least 6”x 6” for the roof, doors, and windows. You will also need 2 - 5” x 5” squares for the village square.

2 yards Steam-A-Seam 2*

Creative Grids Dresden Plate Ruler Set**

OESD Heavy Weight Tear Away Stabilizer 10”x 10 Yards*

King Tut 40wt Thread or an assortment of threads!

80/12 Microtex Needles*

Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors Large or Medium*

Basic Sewing Supplies

8” x 8” practice quilt sandwich or scraps to audition decorative stitches

Machine in good working order.

¼” foot (37, 57, or 97, or D)

#1 Foot (zigzag) or #10 Foot (edge foot) (or C or D)

#20(C or D) Foot

Zig Zag Stitch Plate

Free motion foot or BSR

Slide on Table or Sew Steady Table

Cutting Mat and 6” or 8” x 24” Creative Grids ruler*

Rotary Cutter I used both a small cutter (18mm) and my normal 60mm to cut this project.

Iron/Ironing Mat

Pressing Sheet or Parchment Paper

Terial Magic Liquid Fabric Stabilizer*

505 Spray*

Available at Mel's*
Pre-order from Mel's

Prep Work:

  1. Cut your background fabric into a 25”x 25” square and bring it to class.
  2. Cut your Batting and Backing into 27”x 27” squares and bring them to class.
  3. The Houses fabrics need to be sprayed and ironed with Terial Magic before they are cut. You can do this prior to class.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the Decorative Stitches available on your machine.

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Instructor: Ruth Locke

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.