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Thread: Dresden plate with no special rulers or templates

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    Senior Member Rebecca_S's Avatar
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    Jan 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by dollycaswell
    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?
    You are correct that for 9 blades, each blade covers 40 degrees. For the first cut, you want to make an angle that is 1/2 blade+90 degrees. That means for 9 blades the first cut will be 110 degrees and the remaining cuts at 40 degrees. You will likely need a protractor or a different ruler to make those cut, or make a template to follow. I cannot think of an easy way to cut those angles without a protractor.

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    Jun 2013
    You've just made my day! I went to 3 quilting stores & Hancock Fabrics that were all out of a larger sized Dresden ruler. I followed your directions and made my own! Thank-you for saving me probably $25.00! ::::Snoopy Dancing::::

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    Thank you so much!!!

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