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    Fat cats ruler

    Has anyone used Darlene Zimmerman's "Fat Cats" Ruler for a Dresden Plate Pattern? I bought the rule to make Fat Cats, but would like to use it for a Dresden Plate Table Topper. I would like to see what it would look like before I start cutting. Thanks for any info.

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    I haven't, but I hope someone has! I think that you have come to the right place!
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    I have one of the rulers but it is pretty wide. . . . would make wide blades
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    There is a ruler especially for dresdan plates. I love mine. After you get your blades sewn together, there are no raw edges around the outside edge of your plates. I just finished my quilt top and sent it to Charisma to quilt. I think its called Easy Dresdan.

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    I bought one of those but I use it to cut wedges out of scrap strip sets. My only fat cat is my quilt inspector.

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    Fat Cat ruler

    I didn't do a real dresden, I just sewed the wedges together. I saw a topper this way at a shop. Took a while to find the pic on my old computer. Hopefully I can get it posted in this thread.....
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    Now that I look at the pic again and refreshed my memory, I made this as a tree skirt for my Mom's approx 3 ft tree.
    Size worked out real good.

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    greencat: Thanks so very much for the picture. That looks great so I'm going to try it. Thanks again.

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    For a minute I was actually looking for cats. lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmarina View Post
    Has anyone used Darlene Zimmerman's "Fat Cats" Ruler for a Dresden Plate Pattern? I bought the rule to make Fat Cats, but would like to use it for a Dresden Plate Table Topper. I would like to see what it would look like before I start cutting. Thanks for any info.

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    Hello . Yes I cut out fat cat wedges tonight. Tho I haven't sewn the Dresdens together, I did take a picture of them laid out. It measures 26 inches across, and only takes 12 blades to make one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snowyowl View Post
    Hello . Yes I cut out fat cat wedges tonight. Tho I haven't sewn the Dresdens together, I did take a picture of them laid out. It measures 26 inches across, and only takes 12 blades to make one.
    nice. i like the look of putting one side of the blade against the straight of the stripes.
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    I can see that cut from a strip set. I may try that.
    So much fabric, so little time.

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