Double Wedding Ring

Can someone tell me where to get a paper pieced Double Wedding Ring pattern. I am looking for the large rings and not the small. I have looked every place I can think of. Maybe I am looking for something that don't exist.
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grammykathy
This is one I have bookmarked:
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think everyone has one DWR in them. It is my favorite pattern.Have fun with it! TAria
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Taria
i dont know about 'everyone' but i just had a thot speed thru my grey matter... could you piece the arcs/melons by hand, then applique them over pieced sqs (if ya wanted different fabs in the middle i mean)? rather than trying to fit the arcs/melons onto the middle thing whatever its called, lol. if that makes any sense. i'd think the arcs and melons fitting is a mission on its own.
just busy waiting for washer to finish so i can hang out that load of towels, then unload the dishwasher (finished all the ancillary kitchen stuff to be washed), then dh is coming back soon to take me and ds (the youngest, lazy one) back to help with more mindless garden work to fill up the huge skip hes got. oh boy did i ever underestimate the size of skip needed there. oh well. i hope we finish all this soon so we can get it on the market soon and be rid of it. cheers from autumn in the south pacific, jeanne
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nzlstar*
nevermind that question. just looked at the DWR again and it was a stupid question. i do that a lot, say stupid things. just ask anyone who knows me. oh well. someone has to be the IIR, eh. cheers, jeanne
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nzlstar*
I taught a class of beginners DWR using foundation piecing but with a few variations.
I had a template set and used it to create a new template (made from stencil plastic sheet) for the rings that had small holes where the seams joined the segments. This was used to trace and mark foundation patterns onto light weight sew-in (NOT iron-on) interfacing (I think you might know it as vilene?) so the foundations did not have to be pulled out. Most of the sewers just rotary cut stacks of squares about the right size for their piecing, and two cut stacks of triangles for Pickle Dish variations (same construction method). This produced very accurate and stable rings very quickly (chain pieced 6 or 8 at a time). They then used the templates to mark and cut the "background" pieces. Seven quilters made four BIG DWRs, two pickle dishes and one Diamond variation in less than two months. Of course only two have been quilted so far but . . . . . . .
All this was for the DWR design that does not have seams through the background pieces (ie. does not make squared-off blocks). Long wavy seams were used to join the blocks together from top to bottom of the quilt.
There is no reason you couldn't make your own templates to trace the foundations - it's far more accurate and faster than all that tracing from a master copy. And all photocopying has some small distortion.
I have been wondering if the Pieclique method used by Sharon Schamber and others (using glue and pressing in the seam lines) might make piecing the rings together quicker or easier, but haven't had a chance to try it. With the ring foundations and marks in place for the sewing putting the blocks together wasn't that hard anyway.
I must admit that having taught a few classes on DWRs it is a pattern I can always admire but that I personally never want to make lol.
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CATS
I've used Shar Jorgensen's templates for DWR, and everything goes together Very easily. And in her instruction book, there's a design where you cut the pointy-square center piece from a pieced 9-patch. But I truly think piecing it would be much quicker and simpler than trying to get the applique straight. Applique is not my bestest skill! Roberta in D
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Roberta Zollner
I had good success with those templates too ROberta. You can get them at Joann's now. If you have a coupon they aren't too expensive.
Taria
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Taria
There's a new way of doing paper piecing and it's got a name that I can't remember on a Sunday morning pre-coffee. It's fool-proof -- you put pieces of fabric down and then fuse it and then sew on the lines from the back. Perfection. There is a double wedding ring one. IOOOOH I just remember the name: Quilt Smart. It's pretty cool and I'm thinking of getting the one for the giant dahlia. Perfection eludes me most of the time and it would be nice just once .
Good luck, Sunny
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Sunny
awww, thanks for the self esteem boost, Estelle. i do say some dumb things tho. often from the looks i get from dh and the kids. tho to be fair, i dont speak the same language as they do. i think differently, not quite sure how but must be different from those looks. probly from a puzzling quilters point of view. that said, i do the same here a lot. oh well. burned out from 3 hrs of stripping smaller leafed branches off the big branches to fill the 9 cubic metre skip yesterday. and fill it we sure did. i so under estimated how much room we'd fill. i thot it'd be a push to get 6 cu. mts. we still got more than will fit in the skip. had to laugh tho...dh was up a tree sawing off smaller branches while i watched hoping they wouldnt fall on the fence that is currently hanging on by a wing and a prayer. he's done a lot of work on the house/section but theres a whole lot left to do 'fore we can sell it. mum of ds' girl/f has some friends, couple with 2 primary age kids, who are looking to buy soon. this might be a quick sale for us once we get it fixed up. still wanna put in new carpets in lounge/dining area. the stuff there now has absorbed the smell of sumpin, ewwwwww, tho is also well and truely worn out from all the yrs its been down, 25 i can count, so badly needs to be new. so her mum/auntie/grandma had a look thru yesterday when we were down there and even as it is now thot it would be good for their friends once we've got it fixed up and can get an agent in to figure out a price for us. we've no idea really what its worth. the average price of homes here in auckland (from what was in the paper recently) is going up by $2k a week. omg, how is that possible. i hope it stabilizes soon, this is ridiculous. no one can afford to buy these homes, even the basic ones like ours. its a good strong brick/tile, 3 bedroom, one bath. basic first family home, near schools and a good size (for nz) shopping mall, also local shopping. sorry, i'm rambling again, tis early, woke up and couldnt get back to sleep so here i sit reading etc. hugz from nz, jeanne
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nzlstar*
no no no, we're not moving. this is a rental property we own that the tenant moved out of and we've decided to sell it but first must do a massive clean up on the garden, painting the window frames, outside and in, replacing the carpeting, putting new guttering in, etc. we lived in it for 13yrs and when we moved into this house we refinanced, putting the entire loan onto the rental, helped to pay off this place. the rent didnt cover the mortgage, rates or maintenence tho, we topped it up as well. i've just had enough worry'n bout who was in the place, when they moved out finding new tenants etc, its not worth the energy to me anymore. the value of homes has gone up considerably in the ten yrs we've had it rented out but we've done little work on it during that time. tenants for the most part just dont care how they treat a house so we did enough to keep it rented but nothing major. so now its all hands to the deck and getting it done. tho to be fair, dh has done most of it the past 4 weeks before/after work and weekends. he likes working, if it floats his boat, fine by me. i just dont have the energy anyhow. me old bod aint what it used to be. the past 6 yrs has really done me in physically. even cutting off my long hair last month didnt help, lol. like that would, :))))). anyhow. we're not moving out, just selling up the brick/tile rental house. then we're mortgage free and will have a bit more money in our retirement cache. tho dh shows little sign of that happening anytime soon. ok, hes only 55yo but he could retire now if he wanted to but hes happy still throwing flowers at folks. oh well. i wish i felt an eighth as healthy as he seems to. as for my own sewing room, i got that but it needs a bed and desk removed so i can get the looooooong hand quilting frame in there. cant move the bed/desk out til ds and his g/f find a place and move out from downstairs. sigh... soon i hope, they came back here after both finished Uni end of Nov. she started work in march, he started another 1 yr film course in Feb. he does that 6 days a week and most sundays is down doing some gardening for a lady that pays him $15 an hour for 3 or 4 hrs work each week. g/f is working and during her off time is studying to pass her bar exam. so they are both really busy. so getting to even look at any prospective flats/houses is few and far between. :( staying put in the south pacific, jeanne
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nzlstar*

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