Contemporary Curves: Double Wedding Ring Quilts
See how straightforward curved piecing can be in this Double Wedding Ring quilt tutorial. With quilt shop owner and instructor Jackie Kunkel as your guide, you'll jump right in by cutting out the shapes you'll need for a classic Double Wedding Ring design or a Pickle Dish quilt variation. Next, you'll paper piece the arcs and add the cornerstones. Move on to constructing your blocks with Jackie's tips for avoiding curved piecing mishaps. With your blocks complete, you'll see how to join them into a gorgeous table runner finished with a beautiful border. Want to tackle a more advanced layout? Jackie will also teach you how to create a Double Wedding Ring quilt with traditional scalloped edges. Plus, she'll show you options for making Double Wedding Ring pillows, wall hangings and more.
Jackie Kunkel has been quilting for more than 23 years, and is a Quiltworx Certified Instructor. She is the founder of Canton Village Quilt Works and the creative voice behind the podcast Jackie's Quilting Chronicles, as well as the author of Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black-and-White Quilts. Jackie is a quilt designer, has been featured in numerous publications, including Quilt magazine and Quick Quilts, and has her own pattern line.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet your instructor, quilt shop owner Jackie Kunkel. Learn about the classic Double Wedding Ring and its sister version, the Pickle Dish quilt. Then Jackie will go over the paper piecing techniques you'll use in class, before teaching you how to select the best fabrics for a variety of looks.
Pick up tips for cutting out the squares of fabric for your Double Wedding Ring and Pickle Dish quilts as well as organization ideas that will help you streamline your piecing process. Next, find out how to cut out templates for the melon and wedge shapes you'll need for your blocks, as well as printing off the foundation papers you'll use to construct your blocks.
Jackie will walk you step by step through paper piecing the Double Wedding Ring arcs, as well as the spikes and background for the Pickle Dish arcs. See how to bring your arcs together by adding the cornerstones and trimming them down to size.
Once your arcs are pieced, Jackie will guide you through the order of piecing you should use for constructing the block most easily. Along the way, Jackie will help you tackle curved piecing with troubleshooting tips for avoiding puckers and piecing mistakes.
Prepare your blocks for joining as you see how to square them up. Then join the rows to make a table topper with a square layout. Jackie will also guide you through adding borders for a beautiful finish.
In your final lesson, Jackie will show you how to create a Double Wedding Ring quilt layout with traditional scalloped edges. You'll also get a quick overview of bias binding options for turning this project into a pillow, table topper or wall hanging.