One of the signature patterns of the Great Depression, the photo (at right) shows an example of a Double Wedding Ring quilt from the family collection of Nancy Ferguson shown in McCall’s Quilting presents Vintage Quilts Annual 1999/2000 issue.
The Double Wedding Ring quilt has always been a popular quilt pattern with our readers. Recently, it was added to our new site’s content after being unavailable for a short time. Although we sold out of the Vintage Quilts issue, we still have many great options for recreating these designs from the past.
Re-Create the Double Wedding Ring Quilt
1. Get a copy of the pattern.
We've added the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern back to the site so you can download it instantly and start planning your quilt. Whether you want to capture the traditional colors or match them to a couple you already have in mind, you'll be able to build your quilt from the ground up. You may also want to grab the Double Wedding Ring Template Set, for when you are ready to start cutting your fabric.
2. Pick a quilt kit.
This quilt has an incredible number of pieces that make up the final design. If cutting them has been holding you back then the Double Wedding Ring quilt kit is for you. The pre-cut kit features 1930's reproduction fabrics for the top, binding fabric, and instructions with all 2,003 pieces already cut for you. You can start sewing on day one!
3. Consider a variation on the traditional design.
One variation on the traditional reproduction quilt is this batik quilt kit. As with the other kit, the fabrics are all sourced for you, cut, and delivered to your door, but this time in bright batiks.
There's also a must-see modern version of this traditional pattern, featured in the December/January issue of McCall's Quilting. A contemporary take on a Double Wedding Ring, it was made for today’s romantic.
Make it merry in 2018 with the Double Wedding Ring quilt!
Article was first published June 12, 2009 before being updated.