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Sallie McDaniel Posted: Sun, May 13 2012 11:17 AM

I  would like to make a quilt as a gift to my son and his bride for their upcoming wedding. I am considering the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern but with a modern twist. There seems to be several approaches to making this quilt. I would like to hear from quilters who have made this quilt, what method did you use and how would you give it a modern twist? Sallie M

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Pat M. replied on Sun, May 13 2012 11:40 AM


In the book, "Relax and Quilt" (edited by Patricia Wilens and published by Oxmoor House) has a great pattern called "Chains of Love".  It was very easy to do and looks great as a scrappy quilt.  I saw that it is available at

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gini replied on Sun, May 13 2012 12:56 PM

hi sally, welcome to the group. DWR's look very modern in batiks, and they're beautiful too.

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Ramona replied on Sun, May 13 2012 3:15 PM


Gini's idea of batiks sounds wonderful. Makes me want to make another one. I used the book and templates from a book I purchased from Joann's.Sorry,  I don't recall the author.

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Jacy replied on Sun, May 13 2012 3:24 PM

Sally, if you go to google images and type in 'double wedding ring quilts' there are all kinds of ones to look at.

Also fons and porter sells a kit for a pre-cut batik  DWR quilt here


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Thea replied on Sun, May 13 2012 4:15 PM

Sally - we also have a DWR group that I have posted that shows you how to make one using John Flynn's method...check it out!


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Joy replied on Wed, May 16 2012 7:48 AM

Sally I used Eleanor Burns pattern from her book "Egg Money Quilts."  She has free videos on her website that you can watch over and over. I used this method because it is so much quicker and easier than the traditional pattern. It uses pre-printed fusible interfacing which really helps a lot.

My modern twist....I used batiks for the rings and white Kona cotton for the background. It really came out great! I enjoyed making this quilt so much, I am thinking of making 2 more to put away for my children when they get married.


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I have the DWR dies for my Accuquilt Studio and could pre cut the pieces with fabric you choose.

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Annette replied on Fri, May 17 2013 6:25 PM

I too have the DWR dies from accuquilt. I am now trying to figure out how many jelly rolls I will need to do the arches on the accuquilt for a queen quilt for my son and his soon to be wife. Does anyone know?

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tnmtgrl replied on Fri, May 17 2013 10:50 PM

Sallie...I have also used the Eleanor Burns way from the same Egg Money Quilts is very simple to follow and comes with the templates...I also ordered the acrylic template when I ordered the book and the printed fusible interfacing. I actually started on one on wednesday and have one block completed, I am using scraps and the arcs are coming out quite colorful.

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Joni replied on Sat, May 18 2013 12:31 PM

There was a beautiful one on the thread of the Modern Quilt Show in Texas.  Very different and still oh so lovely.

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