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Using Creative Grid templates to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt

Old 10-14-2015, 05:57 AM
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Default Using Creative Grid templates to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt

I bought the Downton Abbey DWR kit from Craftsy, but wanted to use my Creative Grid (CG) templates to cut out the pieces. The CG template set does not include templates to cut the individual segments that make up a pieced arc. This is how I adapted the Craftsy pattern to use the CG templates.

First I drew off the CG arc shape, and resized the Craftsy pattern segments to fit within it.

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Using the adjusted paper segment patterns, I made templates from plastic, adding a 1/4" seam allowance to each side.

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From bits of the selvedge edges, I made a swatch chart to go by in cutting pieces.

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After cutting the first segment from a 2-1/2" strip then turning the template upside down, each additional segment required only one cut.

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For me, laying out the segments in order to sew was easier than separating individual pieces from stacks as I sewed.

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A bunch of stitched segments, ready to press:

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I used the CG arc to trim my segment assemblies.

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And ended up with perfect arcs, without having to sew them perfectly. I think with dozens of arcs to sew, this was a huge advantage.

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Old 10-14-2015, 07:57 AM
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Ohhh, almost makes me want to try it! Pretty quilt!
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Good Luck. I didn't like sewing the arcs.
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thanks for posting this tut
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Very clever of you. This is going to be a gorgeous quilt!

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Thank you! I did want to try this but was not entirely clear when you first posted your quilt. I am going to make this for my bed after the first of the year.
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Thanks for the great tutorial!
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This is a keeper...thanks!!!!!!! The other sections of DWR came with kit or CG?
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Well done. Thanks for sharing!
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You're welcome, y'all! I actually took the photos to use as reference for my next DWR. At 76, I need all the memory helps I can get!

Geri B - Yes, the Creative Grids set has all the other templates. I think the reason it doesn't include individual arc segment templates is that the arcs are paper pieced in Judy's quilts. But for accuracy in stitching the DWR, you only need the arcs to be perfectly shaped, not necessarily perfectly pieced. (I know, who am I to question the methods of someone as talented and successful as Judy Niemeyer?!)

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