From the time I first became aware of quilting, as an adolescent, it’s been my dream to make a quilt in the Double Wedding Ring (DWR) pattern. I not only loved the design, but the name sounded so romantic. This was back in the 1970s, when quilting experienced a revival and hope chests were still a thing.
It wasn’t too long after that that I learned two things: how to sew and that I did not have an aptitude for math. Spatial skills? Also not a strong suit.
So when I learned that quilting involved both math and templates (remember the handmade cardboard templates?)—not to mention cutting out a bazillion pieces of fabric to make those patchwork rings—well, my DIY DWR dreams bit the dust.
But recently, with the patience that comes with age and the skills I’ve learned from working at a quilting company, hopes of making my own DWR have revived.
And now, it looks like it will actually happen. This Double Wedding Ring kit makes it easy: all 2,003 pieces of beautiful 1930’s reproduction fabrics (or batik fabrics) for the top and binding have been precision cut.