Double wedding ring templates

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Hi I am peering in from lurkdom,

I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt and am now faced
with a dilemma as to which templates to use. I am tempted by Marti
Mitchell's templates but have heard lots about Shar Jorgensen's methods and
templates. I want to mainly piece this by machine.

I would be really grateful to anyone who could shed some light on this and
help me decide.
Thanks in advance
Michelle Jolley



Re: Double wedding ring templates
Probably both brands would work equally well. Pick the one with the
instruction book you like better. I have Shar Jorgensen's and had absolutely
no difficulty assembling by machine. It comes in 2 sizes, and mine is the
smaller size.
Roberta in D

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Re: Double wedding ring templates
The Shar Jorgenson one is made by omnigrid now.  I had great results
with that set.  You can get them at Joann's with a coupon if that is
an option for you and there are add ons you can get to do other
patterns later.  I havne't used but never heard anything bad about
Marti Michell ones either.
HTH, Taria

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Re: Double wedding ring templates
I've done 2 DWR -- one traditional DWR with templates and one special DWR
via paper piecing (Judy Niemeyer's Wedding Star -
http://www.quiltworx.com/ --  go to patterns and search Wedding Star)   She
also has basic DWR as well.

If I were to do another one (and someday I might) -- I would probably do it
the Paper Pieced method.  It took FAR LESS TIME and the accuracy was spot
on!  (even though the pattern was more complex).

If you want more info as to why I prefer the PP method over the templates --  
post back and I'll be happy to give more than my 2 cents!  :-)


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Re: Double wedding ring templates
Thanks for that Kate,

Although I  really like the wedding star and I don't mind paper piecing I
still really like the look of the traditional DWR I will take your comments
on board though. I love Judy Niemeyer's patterns, especially the Hawaiian
star. Definitely a website to go back to.

There doesn't seem to be a retailer who sells Shar Jorgensen's templates so
I might have to rethink it anyway.
Thanks for your help
Michelle

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Re: Double wedding ring templates
The Shar Jorgensen templates are  now sold with an Omnigrid label. <G>
JoAnn's carries them. <BG>  So you can often find them on sale, or use a
coupon for them.

Pati, in Phx

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Re: Double wedding ring templates
Howdy!

http://www.qheartland.com /
  http://www.backdoorquiltshoppe.com /
    http://www.quiltersfancy.ca/shar.html
(Amazon.com product link shortened)
  http://www.doodle-head.com/quilt/dwr /
    http://www.sewandquilt.com/learn/workroom/01sharlene.html
      http://www.joann.com/

I have both Shar's and John Flynn's (older) templates; both work just fine.

R/Sandy

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Re: Double wedding ring templates
Thanks for the links Sandy, I live in the U.K and so far haven't found
anywhere here. I will check out the shipping rates from the shops you
listed.
Thanks again
Michelle


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Re: Double wedding ring templates
Hi Michelle
I have just checked with a few of my regular places over here, and I
found all three stock the templates.  They don't say which ones they
are, but you could ask - they  look like the sort of templates that are
Marti Michell's, they have the same logo on them as some Marti Michell's
in the same catalogue.
www.creativegrids.com
www.quiltdirect.com
www.cottonpatch.co.uk

They are all good to order from.  I have ordered mostly from Cotton
Patch and Creative Grids; but I'm sure Quilt Direct are as good.  They
all stock the same set, though, by the look of it.
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Best Regards
pat on the hill

Re: Double wedding ring templates
Thanks for that Pat, yes it looks like the best price is cotton patch, who I
have had nothing but excellent service from.
Best wishes
Michelle
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Re: Double wedding ring templates
Let us know what you end up with and how they work for you.
Taria

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Re: Double wedding ring templates
If you like FPP try using the templates with foundations for
the arcs.  I taught a class of beginners DWR methods using a
very light sew in interfacing for the foundation for the
arcs (traced from the templates) and then using the
templates to cut the "backgrounds".  The foundations don't
have to be pulled out and they give a stabilized arc that is
exactly the right size/shape.  Result  -  7 KS quilts in
about as many weeks, including one of the WR Star by JN made
by a real beginner.

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Cheryl & the Cats in OZ
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