I decided to do a post about diameter since I couldn't find one out there. I wondered how long I should cut my Dresden blocks and how big that would make my Dresden plate. I looked around and didn't find anything, so I decided to make a chart for easy reference.
If you are trying to figure out how big you want your final Dresden plate and how long you need to cut each piece, this table is for you.
I've included the diameter for a Dresden plate with points, and one for and unfinished Dresden plate. I've added some photos to help explain this chart.
Here is the block. It could be anywhere from 1 inch to 8 inches in height.
And here is the unfinished Dresden plate. Outer diameter and inner diameter end up being the same measurement on my table. You will have to adjust the diameter for finished edges.
Another thing you might want to know is that you'll need 20 blocks to make a full circle with the EZ Dresden ruler.
I hope that clears things up. If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them if you leave me a comment or send me an email.
If you'd like to win your very own EZ Dresden ruler - please leave a comment on this post OR my other Dresden post. Please tell me something fun you're planning to do this summer. I will pick a winner on Saturday, June 9th.
I hope you've had a chance to check out the other posts and don't forget to check out the upcoming ones as well. All details on the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild website. Thanks so much for stopping by and have fun sewing!