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    I'm sure that's not what they are called, but that's how I remember them.

    I want to start work on a wedding ring quilt for my friend. I plan on giving it to her on her and her dh's first wedding anniversary (August 13). I would have made it for their wedding, but they informed me about a month and a half prior to the date. They planned it that way... it was just one of those, hey, lets get married.

    My friend has been begging me to make her a quilt and I figured I could one of these, if there is a simple enough pattern out there. I would be doing the fabric in the colors of the wedding, black, red and white. I also hope to find damascus print fabric.

    Please help me find a pattern! And offer some guidance!!!

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    http://www.squidoo.com/DoubleWeddingRingQuilt

    Perhaps you can start here. It is called Double Wedding Ring (smile).

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    ooh! ooh! ooh! I may have just the thing for you. I have to get the magazine out and I'll re post in a minute. It is a modern version of the wedding ring with no curved piecing!. I'll be right back!
    peace

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    ooh! ooh! ooh! I may have just the thing for you.

    Here it is! I have this cut and ready to sew in poppy colors!

    From McCall's Quick Quilts Dec/jan 2011 ; Page 8
    Modern Wedding Ring
    designed by Gerri Robinson

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    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/lp-we...thank-you.html

    This may help you see what it looks like!
    Download the wedding qiults E-book and scroll down to the Modern Wedding Ring. It uses snowball blocks and strip piecing around a center square. EASY!
    peace

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    Do you mean a double wedding ring? Like these:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/user_page.jsp?upnum=2337

    This is not the easiest pattern, tons of small pieces and curved piecing, but if you take your time, you should be able to do it. There are lots of patterns when you google it, also paper piecing.

    Hopefully someone can recommend a pattern they've used.

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    Oh My. I do admire you for doing the double wedding ring. If you are doing the traditional then I would suggest you invest in a set of templates or better yet try to find someone who has one of the fabric cutters who will cut the pieces for you. Many get discouraged before all the pieces are cut.
    Now, if you want to do something other than the traditional version, then thats another search.

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    they have precut DWR kits at http://www.hearthsidequilts.com/ if you don't feel like cutting, just a suggestion

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    Quiltsmart and Eleanor Burns makes a simple one- you make the rings and applique them to the background fabric :wink:

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    John Flynn sells laser cut kits and will also laser cut YOUR fabric. You can call them and make arrangements to get your fabric to them. Its actually quite reasonable considering the amount of stress that is reduced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    ooh! ooh! ooh! I may have just the thing for you.

    Here it is! I have this cut and ready to sew in poppy colors!

    From McCall's Quick Quilts Dec/jan 2011 ; Page 8
    Modern Wedding Ring
    designed by Gerri Robinson

    EDIT:
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/lp-we...thank-you.html

    This may help you see what it looks like!
    Download the wedding qiults E-book and scroll down to the Modern Wedding Ring. It uses snowball blocks and strip piecing around a center square. EASY!
    peace
    Would you please provide a little more instruction? I've joined the McCall's site, but I can't seem to access the Wedding Quilts e-book. I'm eager to see this pattern!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sushi
    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    ooh! ooh! ooh! I may have just the thing for you.

    Here it is! I have this cut and ready to sew in poppy colors!

    From McCall's Quick Quilts Dec/jan 2011 ; Page 8
    Modern Wedding Ring
    designed by Gerri Robinson

    EDIT:
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/lp-we...thank-you.html

    EDIT: Try this. Go into Quick Quilts and on the left side of the home page is Magazines. put the curser on this and you will get a list. Go to quick quilts BACK ISSUES. It will take you to a screen with the covers pictured. Click on Dec/Jan 2011. It will open and you will find Modern Wedding ring there and you can enlarge that picture and get all the info for it! Hope this works.
    This may help you see what it looks like!
    Download the wedding qiults E-book and scroll down to the Modern Wedding Ring. It uses snowball blocks and strip piecing around a center square. EASY!
    peace
    Would you please provide a little more instruction? I've joined the McCall's site, but I can't seem to access the Wedding Quilts e-book. I'm eager to see this pattern!

    Thanks!
    If you double click on the web site i listed in my post it should take you to one of the pages at Quick Quilts . The Left side of the page is an E-book you can download into your files as a pdf. the picture is on pg 14 of the E-book.

    I'll try to figure out how to post a pic from there but I'm an old dog!

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    It will be well worth the time, energy and love you put into it.
    I have only hand quilted one quilt and it was the double wedding ring. All my children have quilts I have made them, but not hand quilted. I guess they will fight over it when I am gone!

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    We did our Double Wedding Rings using the method in Rings That Bind. The templates came with the book. It is a style of quilt-as-you-go. So no need for quilting it later. You can probably find the book & templates online if not at a LQS.

    While the cover of the book isn't appealing .... what a group of us did was.

    Was easy and fast.

    ali

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    If you double click on the web site i listed in my post it should take you to one of the pages at Quick Quilts . The Left side of the page is an E-book you can download into your files as a pdf. the picture is on pg 14 of the E-book.

    I'll try to figure out how to post a pic from there but I'm an old dog![/quote]

    It worked! Thank you for these additional instructions.

    While I really like the simplicity of the pattern, I found the pictured quilt to be quite dull. The "snowballs" looked like solid beige. (I trust it looked much better in the magazine.)

    I hope you'll post a picture of your quilt, even in the early stages, so we can all see a better example of this pattern.

    Thanks again!

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    I posted another way into modern Wedding ring in the wrong place. It is a few post back up the page. sorry.

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    Lots of people have opinions and alternatives. I just finished a double wedding ring and while I am very happy to be done with it, I am most, most happiest that I will not be doing it again. My advice: go for an easy enjoyable project which will be so much more fun and just as appreciated by your friend. No one can appreciate a double wedding ring enough!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryellen2u
    Lots of people have opinions and alternatives. I just finished a double wedding ring and while I am very happy to be done with it, I am most, most happiest that I will not be doing it again. My advice: go for an easy enjoyable project which will be so much more fun and just as appreciated by your friend. No one can appreciate a double wedding ring enough!
    While I've never made a Double Wedding Ring quilt, I know you speak the truth, maryellen2u. It's the rare recipient who appreciates the work involved in any quilt!

    Rather than singing the blues over this, I suggest that we feel liberated to make and give easily-made quilts without apology!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Quiltsmart and Eleanor Burns makes a simple one- you make the rings and applique them to the background fabric :wink:
    Someone brought one these into the LA shop I help out at just the other night. It was beautiful.

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    I got the book The Ring that Binds it makes a beautiful double wedding ring quilt. It also comes with the tool that you cut from of. I did have to watch to finish but at least I had the video. You can type in The Ring that Binds in Google and watch the video to see if you want to do this method.

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    Quilt smart has a double wedding ring that is easy
    LC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alu_Rathbone
    I'm sure that's not what they are called, but that's how I remember them.

    I want to start work on a wedding ring quilt for my friend. I plan on giving it to her on her and her dh's first wedding anniversary (August 13). I would have made it for their wedding, but they informed me about a month and a half prior to the date. They planned it that way... it was just one of those, hey, lets get married.

    My friend has been begging me to make her a quilt and I figured I could one of these, if there is a simple enough pattern out there. I would be doing the fabric in the colors of the wedding, black, red and white. I also hope to find damascus print fabric.

    Please help me find a pattern! And offer some guidance!!!
    Try the Rings That Bind by Cheryl Phillips of Phillips Arts she is in Colo. I used her book and the templates that come with the book and made one for my daughter several years ago. You make strips and sew them together then cut them out using the template with the book. A lot easier than cutting all of the small pieces. I most likely won't make another one, as that isn't my favorite pattern. The quilt turned out fine, but was time consuming, especially since I was working full time and trying to make the quilt for a Christmas gift as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryellen2u
    Lots of people have opinions and alternatives. I just finished a double wedding ring and while I am very happy to be done with it, I am most, most happiest that I will not be doing it again. My advice: go for an easy enjoyable project which will be so much more fun and just as appreciated by your friend. No one can appreciate a double wedding ring enough!
    True True, it took me 15 months to make my daughter's and I don't plan to make another one!! I must say I was working full time and trying to get her quilt done too.

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    There is a better picture of the Modern Wedding Ring here:
    http://plantedseeddesigns.com/McCQuickQuilts.html
    It is about four or five down on the page. Ann in TN

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    Judy Martin has a marvy wedding ring quilt pattern called "Monet's Wedding Ring". No curved piecing! I made it with stark white background and bright batiks in the rings. Black, white and red would be awesome!

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    I always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt so when it was offered at the LQS, I jumped at the chance. The pieces were even pre-cut for me -- yay !!

    A year and a half later, it's still sitting in the BOM project box. Not because I didn't have the time.....it's very tedious work. It will eventually get done but not on the top of my "to-do" list.

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone short of intermediate skills. But they are gorgeous quilts.

    Good Luck !!

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