Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge & Template Giveaway!

Posted on July 10th, by Amy in Blog Info, give away. 129 comments

This pattern is one of those that I’ve always admired, but never thought I would make. All the tiny pieces, and TEMPLATES – usually I’m not a fan, but this set was so EASY to use! Read on for your chance to win a set of templates!

DWR Challenge -

I’m of the sort, that likes to try a pattern as intended to begin, then see about how I might alter, or extend the pattern.  So I made a simple runner (just the top, so far) over the course of a couple evenings.

Way too many pins! -

Without thinking, I started pinning the curved edges together. I snapped a pic and posted it to instagram and facebook, and had a few people comment about using glue to baste. Duh! I have few tubes of LapelStick to put to use!

No pins! LapelStick - AmysCreativeSide.comOnce I started gluing I had a hard time stopping for the night!  The curves aren’t all that different from a straight seam when basted into place. Everything fits perfectly, and I don’t have to stop for pins. I definitely suggest looking into a fabric glue product for curves – ask at your local quilt shop!

Here’s my top so far –Double Wedding Ring Table Runner -

My fabrics are Garden Party by Heather Dutton, for Modern Yardage. If you haven’t checked out Modern Yardage yet – the quality is great, really nice hand to the fabric, and the print is flawless!

My brain has been a little busy trying to think up new ways to put the templates to work, and I can’t wait to your Double Wedding Ring Quilt!

DWR Challenge ::

All the details are available here and here!  Most importantly, the deadline is December 1st, 2013 – you have time to think and be creative, but don’t forget about it!

Follow along the blog hop for more inspiration and ideas :

July 8th: ​NYC MOD​ Quilters & Interweave

July 9th: Emily Bailey & Shelly Pagliai 

July 10th: Amy Ellis & Faith Jones

July 11th: Lisa Mason & Monica Solorio-Snow

July 12th: Dan Rouse & Elisa Albury

July 13: Jenny Cameron

July 14th: Jane Davidson

July 15th: Joanna Wilczynska & Jackie Kunkel

July 16th: Kathy Doughty & Juki

 July 17th: Amy Smart & Flaun Cline

 July 18: Pat Sloan & Jessica Alexandrakis

 July 19th: Jacquie Gering & Lee Heinrich

**To win a set of templates, leave me a comment about Double Wedding Ring Quilts.  Have you made one? Excited for the challenge? I’ll select a winner on July 15th, 2013.

Good Luck!


129 thoughts on “Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge & Template Giveaway!

  1. 1
    Mary Ann says:

    I definitely think a double wedding ring quilt is on my quilting bucket list!

  2. 2
    audrey says:

    LOVE this pattern! It’s such a classic that I’ve always wanted to make at least one.:)

  3. 3
    Gill says:

    I love the look of DWR but I’ve never been brave enough to try one!

  4. 4

    Love this pattern! I too need to just try these!

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    Debbie M says:

    I’ve made two DWR wallhangings that were wedding gifts. A one ring and a nine ring. The fabrics you are using are turning out fabulous with this pattern, Amy. I’d love to try these templates.

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    Deb Wagner says:

    Have made a pickle dish and a Double Wedding Ring is on ‘my to do’ list. I would so love to have a template set to try with this fascinating pattern.

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    Sel says:

    I’ve never made a DWR, but I’d really quite like to – I just have to get hold of a pattern!

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    Sarah Schraw says:

    I’ve wanted to try one since I was the winner of best in show at Quiltcon!

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    Julie in GA says:

    I started a DWR many years ago but never got far with it. I would love to try again with these templates.

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    Sandi Colwell says:

    I would never have thought to use glue instead of pins! How awesome! Is it regular fabric glue?

    I would love to win the templates. Your quilt is coming out beautifully.

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    Neomi says:

    Haven’t tried one, yet, but it is definitely on my to-do list!
    My sister just got married… That’s a great excuse to start now! ;-)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Beulah says:

    Oh dear, looks like I have no excuse not to make a double wedding ring quilt! You’ve simplified everything! My daughter has been after me for years to make her one…hasn’t happened yet. But now….I just might try one!

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    Tanya says:

    I haven’t made a double wedding quilt, or any other quilt with curves, but I’m super keen to give it a try after seeing all the gorgeous quilts in this blog hop!

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    Sally says:

    I told my fiancee I wished, wished, wished that someone would gift us a double wedding ring quilt for our wedding. That was 15 years *before* I started quilting! I still haven’t made one but I should start, the nieces are coming of age!

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    Vicki Ruebel says:

    I would love to win a set of templates. I came across this challenge a few days ago and my creative wheels have been spinning ever since. Thanks for the chance!

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    JOY says:

    I love the look of the DWR, just haven’t yet worked up the courage to make one … this challenge just might be the spark I need :)

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    Betsy says:

    I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt but it does look very challenging.

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    Lisa Lisa says:

    I’ve never made one, but am SO excited to enter the challenge! I love how yours turned out!

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    Patricia Hersl says:

    Every bride wants one, like they can appear in two days. It’s a wonderful old pattern that could use a name change!

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    Becky Greene says:

    I have never made a DWQ before, but I did score a 1930’s hand-stitched, pristine DW quilt top through a Craigslist post – it is amazing, but I want to be a little more skilled before I attempt to finish it. I would love to try a runner – great idea for getting your feet wet and the glue basting looks like a winner to me!

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    Would LOVE to make this quilt! Probably completely scrappy for me!

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    Karen says:

    I own an antique one, but have never made one. Would love to try…

  23. 23

    I would love to try a double wedding ring! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  24. 24
    Fran says:

    I would love to make a Double Wedding Ring quilt but have always been a little scared of sewing curves, so I was super excited to read about using a glue stick – such a genius idea. Thanks for the chance to win a template.

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    Anita says:

    It’s the same for me…. one quilt pattern that I love but am afraid to try. Templates sure would help! And your glue trick is brilliant.

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    rosa says:

    Love your Wedding blocks.I`ve never tried one.Sew curves is a little tricky for me.Thanks for the chance!!

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    Joelle lambert says:

    So I wonder about the name of the quilt. It would be interesting to dig more into it.

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    Looks like a lot of fun! Would love to win a set of templates. Thanks.

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    Paloma says:

    Hi Amy, I made the single girl quilt long ago. It totally got me into sewing curves. You’re right, the pins are a bit of a nuisance, id I ever get to make this quilt I’d definitely use fabric glue. Your runner is so pretty!!
    Thanks for the chance to win a set of templates!!

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    Nancy M says:

    I’m excited about this! December is a perfect date. Can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with.

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    Lori Smanski says:

    I love the wedding ring. I want to make one for my son an his soon to be fiancé. Both of their favorite color is green. They both civil war re-enact. They plan on having their wedding in civil war dress attire for the wedding party. I would love to make a quilt with civil war fabrics in the double wedding ring quilt. What an awesome wedding gift I think.
    Thanks for a chance.

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    Laurie says:

    I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt but haven’t got up the courage!

  33. 33
    Emilee says:

    I would love to make a double wedding ring quilt…or maybe a block or two! This might be the push I need.

  34. 34
    Lindsey Cantrell says:

    I was just thinkinh about making a miny dwr wall hanging for my sewing room. I’m finally renovating the room and it needs some quilt art! These would be perfect. :-)

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    Jane says:

    I’ve never made a double wedding ring, but it’s been on my list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. 36
    Lisa Marie says:

    I’ve never made a DWR but I’m willing to try! Yours is lovely.

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    Jess says:

    I haven’t made a DWR yet, but this could be the impetus to start. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Marci Girl says:

    I have never made one, want to, have some great modern ideas, but who knows…but this contest sure is tempting….

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    Janet Best says:

    Love your top so far. DWR is one of my favorite patterns, but I haven’t made one. I did buy some partially made pieces from eBay and was hand-stitching them, but this method looks great.

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    Kathie says:

    I have never made this pattern but would love to try one! Thanks for the opportunity to win the templates.

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    I made a double wedding ring using paper piecing once. I learned that I hate paper piecing! (or at least pulling out the paper) so I love the idea of templates. They are such beautiful quilts.

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    Gene Black says:

    I had said I would never make a DWR. but this challenge has me excited about it. I certainly would love the templates so I can give it a try!

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    Diane S says:

    I am so looking forward to seeing the double wedding creations.

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    LINDA says:


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    Kevin B. says:

    A Double Wedding Ring is on my bucket list of quilts to make. I was intrigued by something I read about having a dozen quilts sewn by the time you get married, and it’s beginning to like I might be getting married in the near future, so I better start filling those buckets with fabric.

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    Alli says:

    Double wedding rings look cool! I haven’t tried making one yet, though. :)

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    Maria do carmo says:

    Eu nunca fiz,mas gostaria de tentar…Obrigada

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    chris says:

    Wow! You make it look so easy! Yours is lookin great so far!
    I swear that “some day” I’m gonna try this!
    Thanks for the chance to win templates….I was going to try it the paper piecing way without templates. But, if I win…..:) it’s templates and glue for me. And a great way to get me kick – started.

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    Jeifner says:

    Never made one. I’ve been intrigued by circle quilts for years. Maybe this’ll help me get one in gear :)

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    HeatherK says:

    What a great tip for the glue … I’ll have to try some. I’m also quite interested in checking out those templates for myself. I love the traditional look of your project–Thanks!

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    I would love to win these templates! I’m debating whether to tackle only 1 ring or go for the 4+ option. Thanks!

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    Nita says:

    I am drawn to these timeless quilts. Double Wedding Ring, Grandmother’s Flower Garden, Dresden Plate. I have not made a Double Wedding Ring yet, but I know I will someday.

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    Megan says:

    I’m a total newbie to quilting and sewing, so have not even thought about tackling a double wedding ring, but I love how yours is turning out, so maybe someday!

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    Genee Davis says:

    Wedding quilts have been a favorite of mine since I received one from our church when hubby and I married 30 years ago! Love it! Always have wanted to make one and when I saw this posted, I knew I had to try and win the template! Thank you so much for a chance to win! :-)

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    Sue says:

    Love your blocks so far!

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    Ashley G. says:

    Would love to do one when I have a few more years under my belt of sewing. Great idea about glue basting, I’ve never tried that! Your blocks turned out lovely.

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    Mary Ann says:

    I have never even wanted to make this quilt…until I saw it in Quiltcon! Now IQ am thinking I might just have to do it. Thanks for opportunity to win the templates.

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    Annette A. says:

    I have a DWR planned out, now if I can only pull it off!

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    Kim says:

    I would love to win as a double wedding ring quilt is on my quilt bucket list.

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    Karen says:

    I love the way they look but haven’t made one – yet. Yours is off to a terrific start.

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    Sara Nixon says:

    My parents had one but it fell apart when I was little. I’m still a little scared of curves but if I’m gonna learn, might as well be on this quilt!

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    Beth C. says:

    I have never made a DWR quilt but have always desired to. If I were to win a set of templates I know I would most definitely use them. Thanks for the glue tip for basting the curved seams!
    Beth in AL

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    Yvonne says:

    I have never made a double wedding ring quilt, in fact, I have never done any curved piecing. Thanks for a great giveaway.

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    SusanB says:

    A Double Wedding Ring quilt is something I’ve always thought I’d like to make someday. I’ve never got around to buying templates though, so it would be wonderful to win a set.

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    Lynnette says:

    Double Wedding Ring is one of my most favorite patterns, but I have never had the nerve to try it…yet. I hope to learn how to make one soon…it is my desire to make one for my son should he ever get married.

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    Shirley Brown says:

    Love your wedding ring so far. My grandma had one and I loved it. I would very much like to make one sometime. I loved the glue idea.

  67. 67

    i would love to make one thanks for the chance

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    Diana says:

    I’m such a new quilter that the thought of curved anything makes me run screaming from the room! I can’t even imagine attempting a wedding ring pattern. But I love the thought of basting glue so you don’t have to deal with all those pins!

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    Martie says:

    I recently made a DWR using the Gypsy Kisses pattern. I loved it until I got to the appliqueing of the circles onto the backgrounds. I ended up making my own pattern and sewing them in. It sure would have been a lot easier to have templates!

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    Barb says:

    I love the modern fabric with the classic pattern. The pins looked challenging! Thank goodness for basting glue….Would love to try this pattern.

  71. 71

    I have a double wedding ring in the planning stage – yours turned out beautiful Amy!

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    patsy says:

    DWR is my all time favorite block. Was planning to paper piece mine but the templates appear easier! Hope I win!!!

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    Cecilia says:

    I am tempted to make a table runner. I do like the Double Wedding Ring pattern looks.

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    Patty says:

    I want to make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt but have been putting it off because of all the small pieces. Maybe this will be the inspiration I need.

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    Beth Curtis says:

    The double wedding ring is one of those classic quilts that are a bit intimidating. With the glue basting technique, it seems more doable. Also templates make things so much easier. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win the templates.

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    Sarah says:

    Thank you so much for the tip on glueing the curves into place (!) I never knew I wanted to make one till first reading about the competition this morning, but now I am totally sold and scouring ebay for the fabric I have in mind ;)

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    robin says:

    I have never made one! Someday… ;)

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    Melissa says:

    I love the idea of glue basting the curves! I have to try that on some DP blocks. I’ve never made a DWR quilt but I have made a pickledish mini which is pretty similar.

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    Lovely quilt in the making! Great tip, I think I’d never get curved seams of this magnitude done, unless I’d purchase that glue. I’m still a beginner sewer and curves seem quite scary.

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    Kaylee says:

    Yours looks great! Can’t wait to start one!

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    Camille says:

    My grandma made one for my parents when theygot married in the 70s. Its all polyester!! I’m pretty sure that thing will survive the apocolypse.

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    jeanne e. says:

    i love your table runner. i haven’t tried glue basting, but i am intrigued now. i hate having to stop for pins. i have not tried the double wedding ring, but it is such a lovely classic that it is on my list to tackle. i will say, all the little pieces in the curves are a little intimidating…hehehe…thanks for the chance to win the templates!

  83. 83
    Nancy says:

    I have never made one but the challenge ignites the competitive nature in me! In fact, I might need to make not only one but two, for friends/relatives who are getting married next year. And I love your glue-basting tip. All those pins are frightening! Pick me! Pick me!

  84. 84
    Wendy says:

    Oh I have to join this challenge! I love a DWR. Never tried it before. Did you use the EZ templates? I hope I win! :) If not I hope I see these templates at EXPO! :)

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    Bonnie Larson says:

    I have always wanted to try a wedding ring quilt. maybe this will be the incentive I need to just do it…. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw

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    BC Miller says:

    What a great chance to learn some curve piecing.
    Always wanted to try a double wedding ring block.

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    Deb says:

    WOW, love what you have done so far. I’ve always wanted to make a DWR quilt, but haven’t, and now I guess it is time to get going on one!

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    Liz says:

    Curves intimidate me, but the double wedding ring is such a cool pattern! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Cara says:

    I’ve been in love with double wedding ring quilts, but am a quilt novice + have been so intimidated! I think these templates would help me immensely!

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    Kelsey says:

    Wow thank you for the opportunity to win. I’ve been itching to make a DWR quilt out of liberty prints for what seems like forever but have had a hard time getting the courage to start the project. Maybe now is a good time to get my feet wet :)

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    Sue says:

    What a great tip – using a glue baster. It makes it look a lot easier. Count me in on trying to win the templates!

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    Julie says:

    Thank ou for the giveaway.

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    CJ says:

    Would love to try a scrappy version – maybe with a light grey background? The template set looks like the way to go!

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    Teena says:

    I used to have a green/yellow calico wedding ring quilt. I never had the courage or the time to try to make my own. All that pinning is discouraging actually. But using that glue? I hope JoAnn carry them! Id love to have the template. Thank you for the chance to win one.

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    Gayle says:

    I have never made one but when I was a teen we inherited one from my grandmother. The fabric was in very delicate condition. I was fascinated with it.

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    Karrie Smith says:

    I haven’t made a double wedding ring quilt. YET. I’m excited to see all the projects!

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    Jen B says:

    Glue looks like a very good idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Boy, I would really like to win these templates. I can picture a yellow background with different reds in the rings. Would be beautiful I think! Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing.

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    leanne says:

    thanks so much for the tip about using glue – way easier than pinning – I’ve got my fabric organised for a double wedding ring quilt and have had for over a year so this is my chance to get one made – thanks for the chance to win a template set :)

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    Shari says:

    I love the idea of glue basting instead of pinning – will definitely have to try that.

    I have an antique DWR that my great-grandmother made for my grandmother – it’s in the typical 1930’s colours. I’ve always thought I would eventually make one. I look forward to seeing what inspires with this challenge.

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    laura says:

    Would love to try to make double wedding ring quilt, so why not now with these templates and all of the tips for sucess

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    Deonn says:

    Wow, Amy – what a terrific tip to use a gluestick! Love your colors – so fun. My parents had a DWR made by my great-grandmother. Maybe it’s time to try one for myself.

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    Tanya says:

    Im a new quilter and would love to try it . I want to entr the challenge

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    Christy says:

    I’d love to win the rulers. I’ve always wanted to make a DWR quilt.

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    hueisei says:

    I haven’t make any DWR before but I love to make a Traditional version. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Elizabeth McDonald says:

    I have never made a double wedding ring, but it is one of my favorites! I am hoping to make one of the small ones, with the help of the new templates!

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    Mara says:

    I’ve never made one, but I used to sleep under one at my father’s house, I would love to enter the challenge!

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    Diana says:

    I think I might be up to trying one of these since it has been on my bucket list since the beginning of my quilting journey many years ago. I never have thought I was up to the challenge. But I might give it a try

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    Rebeckah says:

    I have never made one, they look intimidating.

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    Paula says:

    I’ve never made a DWR but I definitely want to … inspired by Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Double Edged Love. Winning templates would give me a kick to get started! Thank you for the giveaway!

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    Barb in MI says:

    DWR has been on my list for a long time, but so far I have not yet dared to start one. Love your glue basting – that may be the trick for me – since pinning isn’t my thing…
    Thanks for a chance!

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    heidi says:

    Amy-I’ve never made a DWR before but i have some great fabrics and notions I’d love to use for this challenge

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    Margaret says:

    I’ve always been intimidated by this pattern, but I’ll be happy to try it with these rulers! I can’t wait to see what everyone creates!

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    LJ says:

    What a hoot to see all those pins!!! I can definitely see that the glue basting would be an added plus. Thanks for a chance to win; I love the DWR pattern.

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    Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I have never made a double wedding ring quilt – the curved seams are scary. And look at all your pins!! I will definitely get some glue before starting this challenge. Thanks for the give away!

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    Jo says:

    I have never made a DWR quilt but would love to try.

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    Lisa LeBlanc says:

    I began a double wedding ring quilt 22 years ago as a wedding gift for my sister, and brother-in-law. Sadly, most of the constructed blocks, and fabric, were ruined by water damage :( It was in her favorite color, purple. I never did get to finish this project, but have ALWAYS wanted to make one. Pick me PLEEEEASE :D

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    Sheetal says:

    I love the look of your scrappy DWR!! I’m a bit intimidated by all the cutting and curved piecing, but I’m very tempted to join in the fun!

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    I’ve always wanted to try a dbl wed. ring quilt! Happy to see this challenge!

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    Kristi says:

    I’ve never made a DWR quilt but always wanted to. The rulers make it look so easy!

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    Laura says:

    Gotta say, this is one design that makes me sweat to think about. But I’m pretty excited to see where I can take it with this challenge!

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    Margaret says:

    I have not made a DWR quilt, but I’d love to try. Thanks for turning me on to Modern Yardage. I love the prints you used and will definitely add Modern Yardage to my list of fabric sources.

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    Vicki H says:

    I have never made one. I will definitely keep the fabric glue in mind when I do. I think I would start with a table runner as well.

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    Tanya says:

    I would live to try out this quilt

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    usairdoll says:

    Love your scrappy DWR! I have not made this block but I really want to give it a try! Just one block, I can do that right, hehe. When I saw all those pins I did do a double take so thanks for the tip about fabric glue, good to know. I’d love to try these templates.

    Thank you for a super giveway and a chance to win.


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    leanne says:

    thanks for the tip about the glue – I’ll definitely try that !

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