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EZ Quilting Petal Shapes By Darlene Zimmerman

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Renee posted on Tue, Nov 6 2012 6:56 PM

Hello All,

Has anyone used the Petal Shapes ruler by Darlene Zimmerman.  

I am thinking about purchasing it but, I can't seem to find anyone who has used it.  I found one review that was was mixed.

http://www.simplicity.com/p-3785-45-petal-shapes-acrylic-tool.aspx

 

Thanks

 

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Renee, I did look at it , instead of spending the 10.00 for this  just make a template and use it . It is not a hard design to draw and it sure would save you some money.  Now that is just my suggestions.  Barbara

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Nana replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 11:50 AM

Renee

I don't use rulers of any kind for my quilting so I can't help you.  I do quilt petal shapes freehand.  They really aren't hard if you practice a few before you start on your quilt.

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Renee replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 6:31 PM

Barbara and Nana - I have found templates that I could download online but, the patterns are for blocks and I am trying to make a table topper and placemats so, I am not sure if these would be big enough.

 

If anyone has a pattern for making a table topper with rounded dresden blades/petals, I would greatly appreciate it.

 

I saw omnigrid also has a template set for the petals but, they also state it makes a 12" block, but once again not sure it would be big enough.

 

I was trying to do this as a christmas gift but, that might be cutting it close.

 

Thanks again.

 

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Nana replied on Thu, Nov 8 2012 9:13 PM

Renee

I totally misunderstood your question.  I thought you were talking about a quilting design instead of a dresden plate block design.   If I was doing a table topper I would make several of the 12 in blocks or even smaller and then sew them into the size you want.

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Renee replied on Fri, Nov 9 2012 4:52 AM

Hi Nana,

I am trying to make a topper with just the petal center piece. I don't want it to be on a block.  I found someone on etsy who is selling them and she states that the topper is 22".  My problem is that if I free hand it I don't know how to make the curved part, so when you put it together you have a petal and not a circle with some slight indents

Here is what I trying to make

 

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Renee,you can make templates for a dresden plate that is how I did mine . Jeanny Doan ,from Missouri Star quilting company has a video  on U -Tube or what ever it is called on making a Dresden Plate.She has a very easy way of doing it and the curve comes out really well ,but do check out the video it will really help .  I did mine with hand made templates and it came out great ,Just make it the size you want to do your project on and make sure you add your 1/4 in seam allowance . The project you have listed here is really pretty.and should be fun to make.

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Renee replied on Sat, Nov 10 2012 7:14 AM

Hi Barbara,  I took a quick look on YouTube and I did see the dresden plate but, the only ones she is giving a tutorial on is the Fan blade.  I don't see anything with the petals.  I will send them an email and see if they can direct me.

I didn't think I would have this much trouble finding a pattern, tools, and templates  for such a historical pattern.  

Thanks for the help.

 

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Renee do you have EQ7 ,they have all kinds of Dresden plate patterns or at least block patterns . Also if you go to" Quilt Blocks Galore" they have a dresden plate pattern you can use . with templates , this site is free and has tons of free patterns.  Barbara

 

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Renee, you can make the blade part the size you need and then use a cup, bowl or whatever round thing you need to draw on the top part.

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