help with dresden plate question please

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goldenjam99 wrote
on 26 Feb 2015 5:52 AM

Hello, 

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.

 

Julie

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VivikaEditor wrote
on 2 Mar 2015 2:12 PM

Hi Julie,

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-tutorial

But if anyone else can answer Julie's question, please come forward! 

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