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Thread: making my own dresden template

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    making my own dresden template

    I love the new cutting ruler for this but I cant afford it. So I am cheating and making my own. I looked at the ruler and its 8" long. I estimated the width is 3" across at the top but not sure about the bottom. Im thinking 1". After I figure this out I will cut out a cardboard piece and then figure out the cirlcle size afterwards. Does this sound accurate to those that make dresden plates?

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    I'm at work and my ruler is not but that does sound about right.

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    Or you could Google "dresden plate template" and see what's already out there, free and accurate. Here's one:

    http://www.sewmamasew.com/store/medi...nTemplates.pdf

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    Thats why I love this QB! I knew there was an easy way but I couldnt find a free printable last night Its already printed and ready to cut. Thanks Peckish!

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    You're welcome!

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    Dresden plate templates can be a variety of sizes. If I were to make a template, I would start with a circle, decide how many sections I wanted, and use a compass to mark the sections accurately. Then when you cut out, remember to add the seam allowances.
    There are a lot of free ones out there. I like to buy those things when I have a half off coupon.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    Craftsy has a free BOM and the Dresden Plate is this months block.....they have two template sizes one for traditional
    using a 4" blade and one for the modern using a 4-1/2" blade both are for 12" finished blocks...you can check it out at Craftsy/bom.com Hope this helps you Dawn It also has the circle template ...
    Judy in Phx, AZ

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