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Double wedding ring templates

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
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Michelle Jolley
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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Roberta Zollner
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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Taria
I've done 2 DWR -- one traditional DWR with templates and one special DWR via paper piecing (Judy Niemeyer's Wedding Star -
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-- 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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Kate G.
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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Michelle Jolley
The Shar Jorgensen templates are now sold with an Omnigrid label. JoAnn's carries them. So you can often find them on sale, or use a coupon for them.
Pati, in Phx
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Pati C.
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I have both Shar's and John Flynn's (older) templates; both work just fine.
R/Sandy
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Sandy Ellison
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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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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Michelle Jolley
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.
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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. . In message , Michelle Jolley writes >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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Patti
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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Michelle Jolley

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