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    DWR materials needed?????????????

    I received alot of help for my Double Wedding Ring inquiry. I pruchased templates and Elenore Burns Egg Money Quilt Book. Unfortunately the book did not indicate the amount of materials needed to make a Queen size DWR quilt. Does anyone have this info?

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    I don't have this book but I know Ms. Burns does a lot of scrappy style quilts, so there can never be an accurate amount of fabric required as some scraps are 3 inch squares and other scraps might be 5 x 6 inch pieces. I would guess that a ''lot'' of scraps would be needed and yards of the background ( white/cream ) fabric....time to hit up your friends and raid their scrap bags!! On a side note, I have good friends that live in Orleans on the Cape. They post the most wonderful photos of the sunsets on the beach..........had the BEST lobster at a place called Elmers just off the bay bridge!!!!!!

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    Double the twin size requirement should give you ample amount for a queen.
    Got fabric?

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    These are my penciled in fabric measurements in my Egg Money book.
    In the book, fusible interfacing is used for the double wedding ring pattern. The fusibles from Quiltsmart are 20"x26". For queen size, the pattern calls for 14 of those fusible sheets of interfacing. Investing more $$ in the Quiltsmart fusible interfacing will save time, as you simply sew over marked lines. But you could take the arc and draw on unmarked interfacing also.

    For the actual arcs and background: The pattern calls for 6 different fabrics sewn into 3" strips. I did the 30" length to save time-this made 3 blocks at a time. You need 14 of these 3x30" groupings. So: for each fabric used for the arcs, you will need 1 1/2 yd x 1 yd. To be safe, for each fabric chosen, purchase 2 yards. For the background, you will need 24 of the 13" squares. That is 3 1/2 yards of 40-42" width fabric. (Need roughly 2.8 yds, but get the 3 1/2 yds) For the backing, figure roughly 8 1/2 yards, bias binding is 3/4 yd, which you could use the leftover fabric for.

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    Wow Nana, I'd like to invite you to be my new best friend! Thank you "sew" much! That is all I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancyfarm View Post
    Wow Nana, I'd like to invite you to be my new best friend! Thank you "sew" much! That is all I need!
    You are very welcome. I think I was probably in the same position you were when I kept going over that pattern wondering what was missing-some things don't always make sense right away. After reading the pattern over a few times, I wrote it out on paper by separating each section of the pattern to help me figure out exactly what I needed to do. Then it was easy to figure out the fabric yardage. Just as a rule of thumb, if you really really like the fabrics you have chosen, always get extra. I made one block out of scrap fabrics before I cut up the fabrics I chose for the quilt. This helped me get a grasp of what I would be doing, and was very helpful. Enjoy making your Double Wedding Ring.

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