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    While going thru my closet, i came across forty 7 1/2 inch white squares that i had cut out a while back. I realy want to make the Dresden Plate pattern. I make a circle on paper that measures 6 1/2 inches round. I have spent several hours trying to figure out how big the blades should be....with no luck.
    I'll admit that i'm not good at that kind of math. lol I was thinking maybe 8 blades to each plate. Can someone pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee help me with this? I will be forever grateful. TIA Cheryl

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    I use the easy dresden ruler. Much easier. Also the circle just gets appliqued over the center so it doesn't have to match the size exactly.

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    Not good at math either, but check out this site, it may help. Their version has a few pointed petals, but still all the same width, just different end.

    http://www.patternsfromhistory.com/c...en-pattern.htm

    Here's one - looks like it has more petals;

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/qb/mc...703/index.html

    And one more:

    http://www.kathkwilts.com/lessons/plate.html

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    www.quilterscache.com, scroll down to quilts galore they have the pattern and lots more all free

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    I like the Dresden ruler, about $6. It also has measuring lines for the tumbler block as well. :)

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    Thanks everyone. cheryl

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    Thanks for the links will help a lot.

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