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.
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.
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.
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?
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!