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Thread: Dresden plate with no special rulers or templates

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    Thank you so much! Great job with pattern and pictures!
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    This is great,and you could also do the same math on template plastic and then you would have a template to use over again.

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    Beautiful!!!! With my math skills, I never would have attempted this. You did great!!! Thanks.

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks for the tut! I am glad I found this as I am doing a dresden plate next! I reallly love your fabrics together, they look beautiful, would love tosee the finished quilt.

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    Thank you so much for the tute!! Can't believe you are a beginner...you did a great job figuring all that out!! Beautiful fabrics, too!!

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    What a nice way you explained all of that. And very good pictures too.
    Keep up the good work.

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    Thanks for this. I have fabric for a dresden plate and only wanted to do 12 blades so this will be great. Your fabric are really pretty.

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    Than you for sharing your tut with us. Great directions!

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    I hate to show my egnorance, but I think it's widely known anyway. How did you figure that you needed a 105 degree angle. I understand that 360/12 = 30 degrees, but I'm lost between there and the 105. Hope you don't mind explaining. I'm envious of your geometry skills.

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    Thank you!

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

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    very good. love the colors and all the flowers. i am going to give this a try. thanks for the tut

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    Thank you all, I'm glad you appreciate the explanation. I'm an engineer so figuring angles and lengths comes easier to me than some of the other parts of sewing. I'm hand appliquéing the plates down and my stitches look like chicken scratch on the back!


    Quote Originally Posted by jeanharville
    How did you figure that you needed a 105 degree angle.
    Each petal covers 30 degrees of the circle, which you can imagine might be 15 degrees on each half, away from the center. A square angle is 90 degrees and the petal sides are each 90 + 15 = 105 degrees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S
    Thank you all, I'm glad you appreciate the explanation. I'm an engineer so figuring angles and lengths comes easier to me than some of the other parts of sewing. I'm hand appliquéing the plates down and my stitches look like chicken scratch on the back!


    Quote Originally Posted by jeanharville
    How did you figure that you needed a 105 degree angle.
    Each petal covers 30 degrees of the circle, which you can imagine might be 15 degrees on each half, away from the center. A square angle is 90 degrees and the petal sides are each 90 + 15 = 105 degrees.
    WOW There's no way I would've figured that out. You are awesome!! :thumbup:

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    THANKS FOR SHARING. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED A YO-YO FOR THE CENTER. BEAUTIFUL FABRIC

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    How smart of you to make a dresden plate without a template! Thanks for a great tut!

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    Thanks for the tutorial.
    I bookmarked it. Hugs, Sharon

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    interesting

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    Thank you.

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    Beautiful Dresden and thanks for the great tutorial.

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    Rebecca,
    I have not seen any hand applique that does not look like chicken scratch on the back. :) It is the front and durability that count.

    Now we know who we can go to with our math questions.
    It's great that your profession meshes so well with your quilting!
    Liz

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    Thanks for the beautiful display of florals. Was trying to decide what I would use for my first Dresden plate. However I took the easy way out and bought an Accuquilt Go die for it.

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    Oh my goodness, you are brilliant!! AND when I read this I just had to go try it out, and it works!! I've made 12 YES TWELVE gorgeous dresden's in Christmas fabric. I've never done this before and don't have a fancy ruler either, just followed your instructions.

    I do have a question however,.....how in the world did you come up with 105 degrees? I understand 360 divided by 12 equals 30 degrees, but where does the 105 degrees come from?

    While I'm going on like this, I've been trying to figure out how to do a nine bladed dresden plate, which would be 360 divided by 9 equals 40 degrees, but what is the rest of the calculation? Basically, how did you figure out 105 degrees, and what would that number be with 40 degrees and 9 sections?

    Thanks a lot for your wonderful tute. I'm hooked on dresden plates, just need some more math help from you!!

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    Thanks, great idea and so clever to figure that out! :-)

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