Workshop Wednesday: Double Wedding Ring – Fun or Frightening?

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We all admire the double wedding ring quilt. Many of us want to make one. So why don’t we see more of them?

The first thing that prevents people from making a double wedding ring quilt is that curved piecing scares some people. Let’s talk about that a bit. If we place the fabric correctly, the feed dogs do the majority of the work. And this is a time when we need to sew slowly.

Kelly Bowser and I did a video with instructions for curved piecing. Check that video out here. We are working on a pickle dish quilt block but the technique is the same for curved piecing on the double wedding ring block.

Curved Piecing Lesson

Curved Piecing Lesson

Here is a Sew Easy: Piecing Curves lesson on piecing curves.

Again, it isn’t a double wedding ring block but you’ll be able to understand the technique.

And one more short video, with my friend and co-worker, Gigi Khalsa showing curved piecing.

For a more in-depth lesson on curved piecing, see this Jennifer Parks web seminar.

Jennifer Parks Web Seminar

Jennifer Parks Web Seminar

Another thing that stops quilters from making a double wedding ring is that there are SO many pieces to cut. I have a wonderful answer for that problem. How about purchasing a kit with all the pieces cut for you? I found two different colorways on our website.

Here is one with 1930s reproduction fabrics.

1930’s Double Wedding Ring Quilt

1930’s Double Wedding Ring Quilt

If 1930’s fabrics aren’t your cup of tea, here’s another choice for you … how about a double wedding ring kit all done up in batiks?

Double Wedding Ring Quilt with Batiks

Double Wedding Ring Quilt with Batiks

To see a more detailed description of the kit, check this video on YouTube.

Hopefully, some of this will inspire you to make a double wedding ring quilt. It will be a hit!

Happy quilting,
Lori

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