A cool paper technique

Hello everyone! Diana here. When I was a teenager, I would sew my own baggy pants. They were the most comfortable pants ever! Over time, I stopped sewing and my sewing machine started collecting dust. Not anymore! I dugged it out of the closet and decided it was time to crank that baby up!
Today I am going to show you a fun technique on how to create a dresden plate quilting pattern on your layout. It super easy and fun! I am sure you will love it as much as I do!
First you will need to cut out two circles of the same size out of two different patterned papers. I used the Soul Food and Material Girl papers. After you cut out your circles, cut the circle in half and in half again. Keep cutting little pie shapes until you have at least 16 pieces. Now alternate the two patterned papers to create a new circle as in this example.

I wanted more interest to the circle so I created a triangle on the tips of each piece. Next I used my sewing machine to stitch the sections together.

Here is a close up of the completed dresden plate pattern. Easy peasy! I just love how quilting patterns provide a great source of inspiration!

Have you ever created a layout using a quilting pattern for inspiration? If not, what are you waiting for? Do a search on quilting patterns and see what inspires your creativity!
Supplies: Papers: Soul Food, Material Girls, Fun House, Butterflies: Soul Food Chipboard Butterfly Stickers.


  1. Wow wow wow wow!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeeeeeee that technique and loving the over all lo!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. I love that quilted piece and the whole layout is FAB!

  3. I love this idea! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful layout!

  4. Diana, I totally love this idea!! Such a gorgeous technique AND layout!!