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Thread: How to make Dresden Plate templates

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    How to make Dresden Plate templates

    Does anyone here know how to make Dresden Plate templates? I would like to have some different sizes without having to buy templates. Any help would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsykeel View Post
    Does anyone here know how to make Dresden Plate templates? I would like to have some different sizes without having to buy templates. Any help would be appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
    Have you tried Jenniepenny on QB?

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    No but I will. Thanks
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    Google it. Then print one and enlarge it. I did it like that and made a couple different ones you can increase or decrease the size. I do that with and use template or cardboard. If you have the comic board paper they make decent templates. Shirt size gift boxes you can purchase for 3 or more in a pack (usually 6 pcs. lid and bottom) are really good for templates. I write on the templates the sizes and shapes. Some of the shapes can get one confused with the different triangles.

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    I bought a dresden plate ruler - it works to make many different sizes.

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    I bought one also, it is easy to use with the different sizes marked. If I am using the same size over and over for a project I put a piece of blue tape on the length I need and that makes it easy to cut the right size every time.
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    I also googled dreseden plate pattern.
    There are many different templates from which you can choose!

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    Are you using the Eleanor Burns method of making Dresden plate blocks? They are so easy and quick. The piece is just an angled wedge that I think could be made free hand. I have made several of those blocks and a quilt using them. If you'd like, I can see if I still have that template on my flash drive and email it to you. Let me know.
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    Beautiful dresden quilt. I have the ruler and plan to make one as soon as I decide what colors I want to use.
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    I have the ruler, and also have printed off different patterns that have different numbers of pieces in the plates. The ruler I think has 20, and I have printed some that have 12, 10 and I think 16. The angle for each is a bit different. I started cutting some many years ago with scraps of fabric using a printed pattern that I transferred to plastic. I have also bought the ruler that has a much different angle. That will be much easier to use than the template that I have.

    When I get a chance, I will see where I have printed off some of the patterns, and share the links.

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