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Thread: Paper Pieced Double Wedding Ring

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    Paper Pieced Double Wedding Ring

    I have looked at a few paper pieced Double Wedding Ring patterns (i.e. McCalls) but I am still afraid to try curved seams. I have located one on Paper Panache
    http://www.paperpanache.com/ecart/PDWRtrad.htm
    It appears to have a less "rounded" look to it and am wondering if anyone has used this pattern. If so, would you please tell me if this pattern eliminates the need for curved seams.

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    Haven't done a paper pieced DWR - I did do one using templates to cut out the pieces. If you keep an accurate seam it really isn't hard. I love the looks of the DWR.

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    I too use to be intimidated by curved seams but I fianlly made the attempt and found they are really not hard at all. I find that pinning well really helps. I watched a couple tutorials first. Grap some scraps and give it a try, GO FOR IT!
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    eleanor burns does a double wedding ring applique version in her egg money quilts. here's a link to the video. http://www.quiltinaday.com/theater/egg/egg7.html
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    i also found elmers glue sticks help when sewing curves

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    A couple of years ago I posted a written tute on 'curved seams.' Do a search on the QB and you'll find it. Curved seams don't really require a special foot. Just an easy peasy technique.
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    Try the drunkards path. When you finish with a few blocks for that, you won't be as afraid of the double wedding ring.

    Paper piecing the double wedding ring won't eliminate the curved piecing. It will give you an accurate arc to piece, so it should come out just right.

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    Go ahead and try the curves !! They aren't so very hard, if you get a little tuck and have to rip out , that's okay that's what seam rippers are for !! And one never makes a quilt without ripping a seam somewhere!!

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    The very first thing I would do is to make a practice block. If you have never done curved seams, try something simple like a Drunkards Path block and make a few of them. They aren't hard to do and will give you practice for making something more complex.

    Don't be fearful of curved piecing. Sew slow and practice on some scraps before tackling the DWR.
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    Yes, do try and make the Double Wedding Ring. I always wanted to make one, so I tried to do the one on the McCall's site, but couldnt't get the hang of paper piecing. So, I designed my own pattern and came up with this. I found the curves to be pretty simple to do. As the others say, pin, and sew accurately, and you should have no problems. Good luck, and have fun.
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