The Double Wedding Ring block is made up of 55 individual pieces, and I decided to dedicate an entire week of video posting to DWR. The method that I use to create the Double Wedding Ring block is very different from the instructions AccuQuilt itself provides; I found those to be frustrating beyond belief due to all the set-in seams. Using my method, you don’t have any set in seams to manage, unless you want to complete the 4-patch units along the outside border of your quilt.
Here are the links to all the videos in the series:
- Shapes A, B, D, E are symmetrical
- Shape F is not symmetrical; cut a left & right unit by cutting with right sides together
- On the Studio die set, Shape C is not used
- If you are using the optional solid arc, you may skip Part 1 of the sewing instructions. Substitute E/F arc instructions for the optional ring
Double Wedding Ring – Sewing, Part 1 (Shapes E & F)
- Stitch 4 Shape E together, matching notches
- Stitch a Shape F to each side of the 4E units to form the arcs, matching notches. Pay attention to orientation – there is a left & right Shape F
Double Wedding Ring – Sewing, Part 2 (making the rings with E/F arcs, B, & D)
- Divide your pile of E/F arcs into two equal stacks
- Take one stack of E/F arcs and sew Shape D to each side, matching notches
- Take the E/F arcs and stitch them to Shape B using a 1/4″ seam, with Shape B on top, matching the center of the E/F arc with the notch on Shape B. Press the seam toward the E/F arc.
- Take the E/F/B unit and stitch to the E/F/D arcs, with E/F/B on top. You will end up stitching F to D on either end. This completes the outer ring. Press the seams toward the arc.
Double Wedding Ring – Sewing, Part 3 (sewing rings to center with E/F/B/D rings & shape A)
- Mark a 1/4″ seam allowance at the tip of two adjacent sides on Shape A using a soluble marker.
- With Shape A on top, match the dot you marked with the seam allowance between F & D on one of the arcs. Start stitching from this point.
- Stitch Shape A to the outer ring unit, matching the center notch on Shape A with the center of the outer ring.
- Stop stitching at the next dot, making sure that it falls in the seam allowance on the other side of the outer ring.
- On an adjacent side, take another outer ring unit and stitch it to Shape A. This time, you will have two D units matching. Repeat previous steps.
- You should have a shape that n0w resembles a clamshell. Repeat for all Shape A pieces.
Double Wedding Ring – Sewing, Part 4 (sewing blocks together, assembling into rows)
- Take 2 clamshell units, and rotate one unit so that you will end up with outer rings on opposite sides. Stitch the blocks together in this manner into rows, following the instructions from Part 3.
- Once you have enough rows, stitch the rows together similar to Apple Core – you will have a seam that changes direction, sometimes with Shape A on top & sometimes with the outer ring on top. Match centers, notches, and seams.
- When the top is completed, fill in the open sides of Shape A along the sides and bottom with more outer ring shapes.
To endless possibilities,