Baby Quilt Pattern: Dresden Window Pane

Hey Guys! It’s starting to get cold now and although I hate it, I love sewing cold weather projects. Here is a beautiful baby quilt pattern that is super easy and fast to do as your next baby shower gift. This Dresden Window Pane baby quilt pattern uses the gorgeous Flutterberry line from Riley Blake Designs. Designed by Melly and Me, the line features fun girlish patterns with florals, berries and abstracts. You really can’t get any cuter than this. I love each and every one of the patterns and honestly had a hard time deciding which ones to use for this quilt. The finish quilt measures 36″ x 40″ which, in my opinion is the perfect baby quilt pattern.

dresen window pane 1

The quilt was quilted by the fabulous Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting. I am in love with swirls. Check out this patchwork quilt she did for me a while ago.

dresden window pane 2

I think I am going to hang this up in my daughter’s room cause I can’t stand to part with it and give it away.

dresden window pane

Sorry for all the pictures. I just can’t get enough of the colors!



Your Supplies

22 Fat Quarters of different colors

1 yard batting

1 yard cotton for backing

1 yard white cotton for background

Dresden Quilt Ruler

4 yards of binding

Measure and Cut

Cut 22 rectangles of different colors at 6″ x 5″. If you are using charm packs, you can do 5″ x4″.

Cut 20 Dresden using the ruler. I did mine at the entire length of the ruler

Cut 1 circle at 4″ diameter for the center of the Dresden

Cut Center white at 23″ x 30″

Top and bottom white panel at 30″ x 5″

Two side white panel at 40″ x 2.5″


The first thing I made was my Dresden. I could show you how to do this but honestly I just followed this tutorial from Missouri Quilt Company. Watch it and you will understand each step.


Next, take your Dresden and lay it on the bottom right of your white center cotton to the point where it right and bottom hangs off the white white fabric. Align it based on preference. Then, pin it and cut off the remaining. It will break your heart to cut it but it will all come together.


Next, you will sew 5 pieces of your colored rectangles right side together. Sew them on the longest side. Do 2 strips of 5 rectangles. One for the bottom and one for the top. Then, take that strip and sew it on the top and bottom pieces of your white center piece.


Next, take 6 of your colored strips and sew them right sides together on the short ends. Sew 2 strips of 6 rectangle, one for the right and left sides. Then, take those strips and sew them on the right and left sides of the quilt.


Next, sew your top and bottom white 5″ wide white strips on and then your right and left side 2.5″ strips on.


I did not take picture of the quilting but here are some from my Table Runner Tutorial.

You lay the batting in between the top and bottom pieces.


Next, you pin all over the top so that everything is stable.


Then, trim off your excess batting and back pieces.


Lastly, you sew on your binding. I watching this tutorial on how to do binding from Missouri Quilt Company.

That’s it!


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Thanks for visiting and Happy Sewing!





  1. Dresdens are my favorite pattern. There endless layout options with this one pattern template; if you use your imagination and try new idea layouts and fabric choises. Thank you for sharing your spectacular layout and tutorials. Have a wonderful creative day!
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  2. Super cute!

  3. Love the pattern…plan to make. Did you use the Darlene Zimmerman dresden ruler or the Creative Grids one?

  4. stitchscientist says:

    Creative Groups

  5. I love this, it’s gorgeous! Thank you for inspiring me to finally make a Dresdan Plate quilt!

  6. embroideredtreasures says:

    Love the pattern — Dresdens are my favorite — the colors in fabrics you used are fabulous!! Lucky baby!

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  8. Help! I made this by your measurements and my top and sides don't meet. I cut all of the rectangles 6 x 5. I sewed 5 of them long sides together and sewed these to the top and bottom. No problem with the fit. Then I sewed 7 rectangles short ends together and those strips are to short for the sides. Can you help me determine what I did wrong? My center is 23 x 30 with the 30 being on the outside and the 23 being on the top and bottom. Even with adding an extra rectangle on each side those strips are about 2" to short to meet at the bottom. Thanks, Betty

    • sew happy says:

      30 inches on the top So your patches need to measure 30 inches sewn. When we have to cut the fabric with seam allowance added. 6 blocks of 5 1/2” should get you the 30”

      thanks for asking that so I will not make a mistake.

    • Did you find a solution? In my excitement to piece the rectangles together, I almost missed the instructions to stitch the long or short sides together. That made me think of your question.

    • Hello. Did you get it figured out? The same thing happened to me too.

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  10. What should the seam allowance be? Thank you!

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