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Thread: Dresden plate with no special rulers or templates

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    And what a beautiful block. Thanks for sharing.

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    I love it. Great colors and instructions. Thanks

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    Loved this tutorial, and what beautiful fabrics you used

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    Great tutorial and beautiful fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S
    This week I wanted to try making a few Dresden plate blocks with 12 fabrics I had left over from a previous project. However, I am new to quilting and don't own any special rulers for making triangles or petals. I wanted to try making a couple Dresden plates with pointed petals but did not see a good template on the internet. I came up with this method to make 12 petal Dresden plates using only a cutting board with a 45 degree angle mark, a ruler with a 60 degree angle mark any my rotary cutter.

    This tutorial concentrates on how to cut out the petals accurately. It does not focus on tips for sewing the pointed Dresden plate petals.

    This is a technique, not a template. I used 5.5 inch strips of fabric, the wider tops of the petals were approximate 4 inches and the narrower bottoms were 7/8 inch. I am appliquéing these plates onto blocks that finish at 12.5 inches square.
    THANKS SEW MUCH FOR THE TUTE YOU ARE A VERY SMART LADY I DO BETTER WITH PICTURES THAN WITHOUT PICTURES AGAIN THANKS SEW MUCH

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    Outstanding job! Thank you for the tutorial and for sharing your wisdom. I'm just getting hooked on Dresden and this really helps.

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    I call that a dresden tumbler.

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    After seeing a block, I love to sit down and figure out how to do it. Love to see that you've even taken that to a higher degree (pun intended). Very nice Dresden Plate garden.

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    Are you a math wiz or what? Cool beans! I thought there should be a way to do it this way but i'm mathamatically chalenged :roll: I hope I can do this.

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    Way to go. You don't have to buy expensive rulers and patterns, when you can create your own. Love your choice of fabrics. They will make a beautiful quilt.
    BTW very clear directions.

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