Double Wedding Ring Quilt

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Beautiful traditional patchwork makes this wedding quilt pattern an instant heirloom. Two classic quilt block designs alternate throughout the quilt center, creating a mesmerizing secondary design of interlocking rings without any curved seams! If you want a look evoking wedding rings without the challenges of the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern, consider this clever wedding quilt idea. This fat-quarter-friendly quilt pattern makes fabric shopping and cutting a breeze.
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Download free quilt patterns for wedding quilts you’ll love to give and they’ll love to receive! A wedding quilt is a once-in-a-lifetime gift for any newlywed couple. Explore your wedding quilt pattern options with this collection of 4 wonderful designs. If nothing but a Double Wedding Ring quilt will do, our classic pattern has everything you need every step of the way. And if you’re looking for other wedding quilt ideas, there are 3 additional patterns in this free eBook that are as fun to make as they are to give!
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Whenever you’re planning a wedding quilt, open this free eBook for a range of inspiring options. From the popular Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern to the classically simple Irish Chain, there are wedding quilt ideas here for every quilting skill level and every taste. The happy couple will be thrilled with the exceptional gift of a wedding quilt made by you! Every quilter’s library should include this free Wedding Quilts eBook! Once you download this free eBook, you’ll be a Fons & Porter family member! This means that you’ll receive our free eNewsletter, special weekly deals, and insider details on upcoming features in our magazines. We really enjoy making quilts and we want you to enjoy it as much as we do. *
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A wedding quilt is a once-in-a-lifetime gift for any newlywed couple. Explore your wedding quilt pattern options with this collection of 4 wonderful designs. If nothing but a Double Wedding Ring quilt will do, our classic pattern has everything you need every step of the way. And if you’re looking for other wedding quilt ideas, there are 3 additional patterns in this free eBook that are as fun to make as they are to give!
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This free eBook from Fons & Porter includes 4 quilt patterns perfect for making a wedding quilt. These designs are easy to adapt to any favorite color scheme, so you can personalize a quilt for any bride and groom. From strip-pieced and simple to classic and complex, there’s a wedding quilt pattern here for every quilting skill level and every taste. All 4 of these patterns were previously published in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, and they are among our readers’ favorites. Making a wedding quilt is a lovely undertaking, and these patterns have everything you need to succeed. Best of all, they are 100% free!
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Another delightful myth was published in a 1932 brochure which connected the Double Wedding Ring quilt to the Civil War. The publication offered this story of how the pattern came to be named. It seemed a grandmotherly woman had made a great many quilts. One was particularly special and she was saving it for her niece’s wedding. Sadly the wedding had been delayed because the potential groom had been wounded in the war and spent several years away in the hospital. He finally came home and a wedding was planned but he had no rings for the wedding. When the bride to be told her beloved aunt that the rings would have to wait, the older woman said, “My child, I’ll furnish the rings. You shall have my favorite quilt and we will call it the Double Wedding Ring.” 1
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A quilt made much like the Double Wedding Ring is in the Shelburne Museum, dated 1825-50. This quilt is titled Pincushion; see an example to the right.2 But the actual Double Wedding Ring pattern appears to have been rarely used until the 1920s. Part of the difficulty in tracing the earlier use of this pattern is the fact that over time it was made under around 40 different names. Just a few are; Rainbow, Around the World, Pickle Dish, Coiled Rattlesnake, Endless Chain, King Tut and Friendship Knot; see the example above to the left. The great variety of names illustrates how differently the pattern was visualized in various periods and regions. In reading an early diary or letter we might easily find the pattern under another name. We can’t be sure it the writer was really referring to a Double Wedding Ring like pattern or not.
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The classic Irish Chain quilt is elevated to wedding-worthiness with the selection of special fabrics. Whether your newlyweds prefer the softly feminine look of the sample quilt, or any other style of fabrication from repro to modern, the classic lines of this design will make their wedding quilt extraordinary. Strip piecing keeps construction simple and fast, so if time is limited, this wedding quilt idea may be just what you need!
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Triangles take center stage in this scrappy wedding quilt pattern. The sample quilt was made with 30 assorted 1930s prints, but picture this wedding quilt idea in any style of fabrics that your newlyweds may prefer! From sweet florals to modern solids, the intriguing lines of this design look great in any fabrication. Construction is straightforward, and you can even vary the look of this quilt by arranging the pieced triangles differently (an alternate arrangement is shown in the pattern).
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The Double Wedding Ring pattern was first published by Capper’s Weekly in 1928. This Topeka, Kansas publication added a bit of mythical romance to go with the pattern by writing, “When some good but unknown man conceived the idea of a double wedding ring ceremony it gave his wife an equally good idea. She worked two circles into a double wedding ring quilt.” 1
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Diversify basic techniques to create an original Double Wedding Ring Quilt. Nancy’s guest, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, is a unique quilter whose work is rooted in tradition, yet she produces quilts that push the proverbial quilting envelope. Learn the basic technique to create a Double Wedding Ring Quilt, and then how to diversify the technique.
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See for yourself why over 200,000 quilters love Shar’s Double Wedding Ring pattern. This pattern is the original designed by Shar and still the best on the market. Now you can cut Seamless Arc, Planned or Scrap variation of Double Wedding Ring for a queen size quilt in an afternoon. Shar tells you exactly what to do with remarkable accuracy every stitch of the way. This pattern includes 8 acrylic templates & 25 pages with easy to follow graphics in color, cover to cover. A complete materials list, help with fabric selection & yardage chart are included. The pattern makes 15 inch circles.
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McCall’s Quilts Magazine and CommunityFree quilt patterns and quilt block patterns, along with graphics and complete instructions that help you learn how to make quilts. My free quilt making community includes quilting groups, galleries and message boards.
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This is the design that everyone thinks of when they think “wedding quilt.” It’s also a design that is on many quilters’ bucket lists, because it is both classic and challenging. The good news…John Flynn’s pattern includes extra photographs and tips to help you every step of the way! And if you’d like to get right to sewing, quilt kits with precut patches are available in our online shop. We also stock acrylic rotary-cutting templates for cutting your own patch shapes. Complete patterns for making your own templates are included in this free pattern, so you have many options for how to make this traditional beauty.
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All that I’ve written so far is fascinating, but still simply myth and speculation. The facts, as in most quilt patterns, are hard to trace.
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Whether you make this beauty as a gift or for yourself, once finished it will surely become a family heirloom. This is not a quilt for a beginner, or the faint at heart.

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