5 ways to cut pieces for a double wedding ring quilt by Christine Baker March 19, 2019 written by Christine Baker March 19, 2019 2.7K Yesterday on QUILTsocial I discussed the anatomy of a Double Wedding Ring quilt and I showed you some different versions of this classic pattern. Today I’ll show you the math behind a Double Wedding Ring quilt and the 5 different ways you can cut those differently shaped pieces. I can’t wait to get all of the pieces cut to get sewing with the Dreamweaver XE from Brother. The Dreamweaver XE Because of the shape of the blocks in this quilt, it’s sometimes hard to figure out the number of each piece required to make a certain quilt size. So, I got out my calculator and did the math for you! This chart shows the numbers for each piece required to make the Double Wedding Ring quilt in 7(!) different sizes. The finished size of the quilt is based on a 12″ block, so if your block finishes at a different size, your quilt will be proportionally bigger or smaller. Number of pieces needed per quilt size As you can see in the chart, a double size Double Wedding Ring quilt with 12″ blocks will measure 78″ x 90″ and has 1497 individual pieces of fabric. A queen size quilt has 2032 pieces and a king size has 2255 pieces!! Am I ever glad I decided to make a bed runner!! My bed runner will end up with 12 blocks and will require 32 arcs. Double sized quilt So now that we know how many pieces we need, how do we cut them?? 5 ways to cut Double Wedding Ring quilt pieces 1. Rulers There are many companies that produce rotary cutting rulers for making a Double Wedding Ring quilt blocks. Some will have an optional single arc piece that can be substituted for the pieced arcs. Double Wedding Ring ruler 2. Templates If you want to go old school, you could always do what our great-grandmas did and cut the pieces with templates. There are a few companies that still produce quilting templates for tracing and cutting by hand. Here are patterns you can trace using your favorite template material – these include the ¼” seam, so don’t add anything to them. Click the picture to download PDF. Page 1 of the Double Wedding Ring Templates – Click the picture to download PDF 3. Foundation piecing Foundation piecing is a great technique for getting precise points and accurate blocks. Foundation piecing book 4. English paper piecing Curves are especially suited to hand piecing, so if you love handwork, maybe English paper piecing would be your method of choice to make this heirloom quilt. English paper piecing shapes 5. Die cutting Ok, I may be biased, but I left the best for last! Die cutting is my favorite way to cut ALL pieces for quilts – especially for curved piecing. There are a few companies that offer Double Wedding Ring dies for their die cutters. Double Wedding Ring die Now that we know how to cut our pieces and how many we need, all we need to do now is to get cutting! I’ve cut all of the pieces I need with my die cutter, so I’m super excited that tomorrow I can start sewing with the Dreamweaver XE! Are you ready? This is part 2 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 1: The anatomy of a Double Wedding Ring quilt Go to part 3: First steps to piecing the Double Wedding Ring quilt [shareaholic app=”follow_buttons” id=”23735596″] Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs251brotherdouble wedding ring patternDreamweaver XEfree patternssewing machine reviewstable runnertutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Christine Baker I have been designing and publishing quilt patterns for the last 16 years under the business name Fairfield Road Designs. My patterns range from fusible applique and piecing to felted wool applique and punchneedle. You can see all of patterns on my website www.fairfieldroaddesigns.com. previous post The anatomy of a Double Wedding Ring quilt next post First steps to piecing the Double Wedding Ring quilt YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The magic and math to making perfect bias... Quilting made easy with the dual feed foot... THE absolute easiest way to assemble a Double... Taking the fear out of piecing Double Wedding... The trick to curved piecing the Double Wedding... Fear not the Double Wedding Ring quilt, Brother... Accurate pinning makes all the difference with curved... Curved piecing made easy with the Dreamweaver XE First steps to piecing the Double Wedding Ring... 9 comments Michelle Flashman February 19, 2022 - 6:48 am Hello, how much fabric is needed for the centers please when using accuquilt studio 12” double wedding ring to die cut? I know there must be waste. I’m making a larger king size with rings 10×9 so that would be 90 rings correct ? I can probably get the melons out of the waste. Reply Heidi December 13, 2021 - 11:25 pm You mention your favorite method is die cutting. Could you recommend a machine brand? I’m new to die cutting Reply Carla A. Canonico December 14, 2021 - 3:05 pm Hi Heidi! Thank you for following QUILTsocial. Finding the right die cutting machine depends on your specific crafting/quilting needs and budget. We recommend you visit your local craft / quilt store and check out the different models to choose the best one for your specific needs. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! Reply olga alcala December 5, 2020 - 2:19 pm how can I get this five insrutions printed out ?or can I buy them ? am having a very difficult time with this pattern that I have started with out insructions ! thank you Reply Carla A. Canonico December 5, 2020 - 4:29 pm Hi Olga. Each post has a “Print this page or save as a PDF” link at the bottom. I’ll email a combined PDF to you with all 5 posts. I hope it helps. Reply ELYN October 29, 2022 - 4:22 pm I am ready to start a double wedding ring for my grandson and bride-to -be. Can I get your your five instructions to print out for reference as I sew? I kept learning something new all the time. I am a visual learner and at 75 I need to reread some parts. Thank you for making this quilt approachable. Reply Carla A. Canonico November 4, 2022 - 11:05 am Hi Elyn! We’re so happy you found Christine Baker’s double wedding ring tutorial helpful! Please look for ‘Print this page or save as a PDF’ in green colour at the end of the post! Thank you so much! Reply Fay D. Watson-Fortenberry October 15, 2020 - 5:33 pm The ones in yellow are normally “white” although you can use your own color scheme. I think the yellow here makes it look older. Very pretty. Reply Andrea Webb July 19, 2019 - 12:12 am I need to know which template pieces are supposed to be white Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.