My name is Julie and I am a new quilter and new to this site. My mother was a very creative woman and a wonderful quilter, unfortunately she's no longer here for me to ask, so my question is this: is there some type of formula to use to determine how wide the base of a spoke should be for a Dresden plate in relation to its length? the pattern I am looking at says to cut 20 rectangles 2 1/2" by 3 3/4". I believe the height is the 3 3/4" but with the sample I did from scraps, the base looks very wide and the diameter of the hole in the center looks huge. This is supposed to fit on a 10" square. The base of the template I have is 2 1/2" so perhaps I need to get a different one?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Since no one else has piped up yet, I'm going to suggest you take a look at this Dresden Plate tutorial from our sister site Quiltmaker.com. They have more experience with traditional quilting blocks there.http://www.quiltmaker.com/videos/episode/dresden-plate-tutorialBut if anyone else can answer Julie's question, please come forward!