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    I was wondering on making a double wedding ring quilt. What is thebest and easiest pattern to use? I havent worked verymuch with curves. My mom has been wanting one for years, so asim trying to gather enough scraps for a postage stamp I would try my handat it. Thanks for any advice!

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    Sorry for all the jumbled words gotta love getting used to new phones lol...

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    Understand the typing learning curve. But now I'm so used to iPad it feels weird typing on keyboard. Sorry never did the wedding ring pattern.
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    There are some cheater (easier) ways to make double wedding ring ... check out some of those on the internet. I started one but did not get very far with it. Good luck to you.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    Do you want to make the kind with a solid arc piece (I don't know the "real" name of it --- sorry!) or the pieced kind?
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    Eleanor Burns does a video showing how to make one in her "Egg Money Quilts". she uses Quiltsmart interfacing and a wedge template

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    In some patterns the circles are not round, but more like squares with rounded corners, while other patterns make circles which are round (in case it matters to you). There are also templates for the shapes you can rotary cut around. I have always thought I would buy them when I got around to making one of these--just haven't done it yet.

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    share what you find as this is definitely on my "to do" list!
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    I would go for the Eleanor Burns one in Egg Money Quilt. It is super easy and very quick.

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    I made one this spring and it is definately the hardest quilt I have made. Eleanor Burns makes everything easy so I would try her pattern. I did not have good instructions and I am sure that made it harder to do than if I had had good instructions. Good luck.
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    Carla79: I googled and found these:

    http://www.simplicity.com/t-Simpli-E...ilt-Block.aspx
    http://www.french-knots.com/wp-conte...dding_ring.pdf
    http://www.quilterscache.com/D/Doubl...RingBlock.html
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/patte....html?idx=6913

    Hopefully out of these you can find what you are looking for. Good luck. I can't wait to see photos of your first Wedding Ring quilt! My mother also loves this quilt so if yours turns out I may just have to give it a try!
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    Someone posted a photo of a lovely DWR that looked to be possably a QAYG. Looked like that would be doable. Don't remember the poster, but perhaps she/he will see this and join in.. Good luck. DWRs are an altime favorite!

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    You might want to check out Linda Frantz's Inklingo. She has the double wedding pattern where you print the pieces on your fabric using freezer paper.

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    I am using die cut pieces with the large one pieces arc. I am finding the pattern easier than I thought it would be, but again, I am using die cut fabric. Sending you a PM.

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    I have instructions and ruler for the DWR from Cheryl Phillips that I bought years ago at a show. She sewed strips together and then cut with the ruler. The book is called Rings that bind. Looked really easy. Have it on the to do list. Her link is http://www.phillipsfiberart.com/faq/

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    If you want to paper piece check out
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    If I were going to make a DWR quilt, I would use Judy Niemeyer's method. Here is the link to that:
    http://www.quiltworx.com/patterns/Gr...Wedding%20Ring

    Here is some discussion on this board awhile back that I have bookmarked. There are several ideas there, as well:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...n-t159558.html

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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    this was the first DWR I've ever made.
    I used the templates of Shar Jorgenson and I was surprised how easy it was to make this quilt.
    I know already I'm going to make at least one more in the future
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    this was the first DWR I've ever made.
    I used the templates of Shar Jorgenson and I was surprised how easy it was to make this quilt.
    I know already I'm going to make at least one more in the future
    Fien777, this looks like my first Wedding Ring Quilt....I made it in the late 90's using blues and mauve. As a beginner I too was surprised at how non-difficult it was. The arcs are better than making so many little pieces.
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    QUILT SMART!!!!!!

    I've started this quilt 10 times over the past years. I finally broke down and bought a quilt smart packet (WITH THE TEMPLATE) and it is a BREEZE!!! I love it.
    Carrie, Queen of the Seam Rippers!

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    Good Luck..I started one and it ended up in the trash years ago..would like to try again someday but it's not on the top of my list right now

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    Thanks everyone! I actually seen her on you tube and she made it look so easy. I looked for her book and templates but the site I found them on was sold out. I will have to look again thanks

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    I've done several...it is not something that goes quickly unless you use the cheaters. Check out Marti Mithcel(sp?) or other patterns. I tend to do mine by hand to do the arcs and then machine piece the "footballs" formed by the arc pieces to the centers. Then you put the puzzle together, all weird peices. LL You can do it! But it will not be fast or easy. Good luck with it.

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    I have worked some with curves and don't mind them. I've done several drunkards path quilts. I got the DWRing quilt templates from John Flynn because I'd heard that he had a quick way to do it. Basically it involves sewing a strip instead of cutting wedge shaped pieces, and then making an additional increase in the seams to make the piece curve. A different process to be sure, but still labor intensive. But the hardest part of the process is NOT piecing the curves, it is making the pieced curves have the ACCURATE shape. If you're off even a little, it lays funny. I took a class to make a tablerunner, but never finished it because I just didnt like the process. Obviously lots of people do, and I'm impressed with their work, but its not for me. (As you can see from my avatar, I don't avoid tedious work!) I agree with whoever said use one of those cheater fabrics , or just make the curves a solid piece. Good luck!
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    I have one in my UFO pile that needs to be finished. It's being done as an applique. It's on my list to be finished & then on to another one as my DD just asked for one for her! I have the Rings that Bind book & tool & intend on using that method for the next one.

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