Candle Mat Made with my Accuquilt Go!

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I have always loved the Dresden Plate pattern.  I’ve been wanting to make a quilt with Dresden plates so I got the die for my Go!.  Rather than tackle a whole quilt, I thought I’d try something simpler, a candle mat.


This was a fun project and went together SUPER fast.  If you want to make one with the rounded blades, you will need 20 blades, 10 of each color.  Make sure you use a SCANT quarter inch seam when sewing the blades together.  A four inch circle is used to cover the hole.

If you want to make one with straight edges, you will need 21 blades.    The rounded one finishes at about 12 inches and the straight at about 14.5 inches.   With the straight edged blades you will need to use your 5 inch circle die.  Here’s a quick video you can want if you want to see details on making the Dresden candle mat with both the rounded and straight edges.

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6 thoughts on “Candle Mat Made with my Accuquilt Go!”

  1. Love the tutorial! I’ve been wanting to make exactly that for a couple of weeks now as a thank you gift for someone who let us crash at her place during our recent trip. I’ve seen a few online but no instructions. Now I know how and need to get to work on it tonight. Thanks.

  2. Hey Jo do you hand sew the circle and around the candle mat or use machine? I am going give this a try i bought a sizzix machine i have cut out my dresden plate and sew them together just have to do the backing and circle. love your video thanks rhonda

  3. I have been making this type of Dresden plate design for the past 30years. I still use the same cardboard pattern and use 12 blades and a 2inch circle. I make them as hot plate mats for the table. I construct mine in the same manner up to turning it inside out. After pressing I sew the circle on very carefully and after I ditch stitch from top to the circle. I do not stitch around the top. P.s. Finished the plate is about 8 inches.

    Viewers could not see properly the back of your finished plate. Thanks for sharing -I liked your colours. Done in Christmas colours they make wonderful gifts.

  4. I’ve always loved Dresden Plate quilts, large, small and everything in between. I love traditional patterns, especially 30s and 1800s. I am working on a Dresden Plate wall hanging right now for a neighbor.

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