DWR:: Step 2: Sewing the Arcs

Friday, June 9, 2017

Follow along as I make Free Spirit Fabric's Double Wedding Ring Quilt.

The pattern will have you print off 80 of the paper arcs (there's two on one sheet of paper, so 40 pages). At first I thought maybe I'd be able to reuse the paper templates, but...nope. Definitely need to print off all 80 arcs.

DWR:: Assembling the Arcs

  1. Cut out paper arc templates.
    1. Cut out paper arc templates.
  2. Place first two rectangles, right sides together and align edge with line between 1 & 2 rectangles. If you're keeping some sort of order, your first fabric should be placed against the paper template, the second fabric underneath that.
    2. Place first two rectangles, right sides together and align edge with line between 1 & 2 rectangles
  3. Sew along line between #1 & #2 rectangles.
    3. Sew along line between 1 & 2 rectangles.
  4. Trim seam allowance to 1/4"
    4. Trim seam allowance to 1/4"
  5. Iron open.
    5. Iron open.
  6. Place next fabric rectangle right sides together with previous, aligning it with line on paper template, not previous fabrics!
    6. Place next fabric rectangle right sides together with previous, aligning with line on paper template, not previous fabrics.
  7. Trim 1/4" seam allowance
    6. Trim 1/4" seam allowance
  8. Iron open
    7. Iron open
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 for each of 5 fabric rectangles
    8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each of 5 fabric rectangles
  10. Trim excess fabric from around paper template
    9. Trim excess fabric from around paper template
  11. Done! Trim fabric arc. Make 79 more!
    Done! Trimmed fabric arc/

Close Up of Seams
A bunch of fabric arcs.
Scraps from the arc-making process.
Leftover Fabric Rectangles



  1. It's possible/preferable to fussy-place some of the rectangles to position the main design in the arc. The rectangles are a bit bigger than needed, so normally you cut off the excess, but you can also place the fabric so that the excess doesn't include most of the design.
    NOTE: Aligning fabric rectangle for preferred designs
  2. It's possible to shift rectangle prior to sewing to have more of a preferred design showing.
    NOTE: It's possible to shift rectangle prior to sewing to have more of a preferred design showing
  3. It's the same process, just with the fabric a little higher up or down. It still must cover its paper rectangle.
    NOTE: It's the same process, just with the fabric a little higher up or down. It still must cover its paper rectangle.

10. Repeat until you have 80 fabric arcs.

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