template for fast wedding ring quilt...

template for fast wedding ring quilt...

Post by Capp » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 03:05:50



About three weeks ago, I was up at the crack of dawn finishing up some fl***
arrangements that needed to be out the door by 9:30.  I had the local PBS
channel on in the background.  One of the quilt shows had a woman demonstrating
this nifty plastic template for a quilt-as-you-go wedding ring quilt.  (Why are
all the quilty/sewing shows on at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday??????)

The template was a plastic arc.  You used it on a piece of fabric folded in
quarters to cut out a full circle of "background" fabric - it became the back of
the quilt.  You then used it again to cut the arcs - she used a striped fabric
to get the look of a pieced arc.  Then used it again to cut a wedge/football
shaped piece.

Does anyone know who makes this template?  The whole process has been churning
in my head since I saw it done.  And I don't think I could tell you which show
it was on.  Fons and Porter was one that played, Nancy was on doing quilted
jackets, and there was one other show that aired that a.m.  I'm picturing a
jolly woman w/ white hair...  ????  Maybe that's the show it was demo'd on...  I
just remember being amazed at the lovely manicures that they all had....  grin

TIA for any insight...
Cappy
Edgewater, MD

 
 
 

template for fast wedding ring quilt...

Post by Terbea » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 04:45:30


Hey Cappy,
I believe you are talking about the template that comes with the book Rings
that Bind.
I found them at this website sold without the book:
http://www.FoundCollection.com/
(I only found it by doing a search, I have not bought from them)
I have the book & the template, yet have not used it yet.
Teri

--
Terbear~Curator of the HUG Gallery~
http://www.FoundCollection.com/

Teri's quilts~
http://www.FoundCollection.com/



Quote:
> About three weeks ago, I was up at the crack of dawn finishing up some
> fl***
> arrangements that needed to be out the door by 9:30.  I had the local PBS
> channel on in the background.  One of the quilt shows had a woman
> demonstrating
> this nifty plastic template for a quilt-as-you-go wedding ring quilt.
> (Why are
> all the quilty/sewing shows on at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday??????)

> The template was a plastic arc.  You used it on a piece of fabric folded
> in
> quarters to cut out a full circle of "background" fabric - it became the
> back of
> the quilt.  You then used it again to cut the arcs - she used a striped
> fabric
> to get the look of a pieced arc.  Then used it again to cut a
> wedge/football
> shaped piece.

> Does anyone know who makes this template?  The whole process has been
> churning
> in my head since I saw it done.  And I don't think I could tell you which
> show
> it was on.  Fons and Porter was one that played, Nancy was on doing
> quilted
> jackets, and there was one other show that aired that a.m.  I'm picturing
> a
> jolly woman w/ white hair...  ????  Maybe that's the show it was demo'd
> on...  I
> just remember being amazed at the lovely manicures that they all had....
> grin

> TIA for any insight...
> Cappy
> Edgewater, MD


 
 
 

template for fast wedding ring quilt...

Post by Capp » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 22:04:25


That looks like the template...  In the book, do they do the quilt as a
quilt-as-you-go process?

Here's what I remember:

They laid the template down on a piece of fabric that was folded in quarters and
cut a full circle out of it.

They then laid the template on four layers of striped fabric, stacked so all of
the motifs/stripes were lined up like Stack and Whack, and cut four quarter
circle arcs.  Sewed these arcs in to a circle.  Pressed.

Folded the inside raw edge of the circle under 1/4" inch and sewed it down.
Pressed.

Laid the circle on to the background fabric, right sides together, and sewed all
the way around the outside edge.  Turned the pieces so right sides were out,
pressed.

Cut a square of batting and a square of the fabric that becomes the "center" of
the block (what is usually muslin or white in a traditional DWR).  The squares
went right up to the edge of the circle.  Laid them on the wrong side of this
circle/ring piece.  The quilting was done at this point.  Folded the circle/ring
piece to the front, over the "center" fabric, to create a "block."

If you were joining blocks together, the circles/rings would be sewn together
along the edge of the square, then the circle/ring folded all the way flat and
sewed down w/ a decorative stitch.  They also added embellishment at this point.

The process was fascinating.  I love DWR quilts and figured this is the way I
would actually get one done!  grin


Quote:
> Hey Cappy,
> I believe you are talking about the template that comes with the book Rings
> that Bind.
> I found them at this website sold without the book:
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/
> (I only found it by doing a search, I have not bought from them)
> I have the book & the template, yet have not used it yet.
> Teri

> --
> Terbear~Curator of the HUG Gallery~
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/

> Teri's quilts~
> http://www.FoundCollection.com/



> > About three weeks ago, I was up at the crack of dawn finishing up some
> > fl***
> > arrangements that needed to be out the door by 9:30.  I had the local PBS
> > channel on in the background.  One of the quilt shows had a woman
> > demonstrating
> > this nifty plastic template for a quilt-as-you-go wedding ring quilt.
> > (Why are
> > all the quilty/sewing shows on at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday??????)

> > The template was a plastic arc.  You used it on a piece of fabric folded
> > in
> > quarters to cut out a full circle of "background" fabric - it became the
> > back of
> > the quilt.  You then used it again to cut the arcs - she used a striped
> > fabric
> > to get the look of a pieced arc.  Then used it again to cut a
> > wedge/football
> > shaped piece.

> > Does anyone know who makes this template?  The whole process has been
> > churning
> > in my head since I saw it done.  And I don't think I could tell you which
> > show
> > it was on.  Fons and Porter was one that played, Nancy was on doing
> > quilted
> > jackets, and there was one other show that aired that a.m.  I'm picturing
> > a
> > jolly woman w/ white hair...  ????  Maybe that's the show it was demo'd
> > on...  I
> > just remember being amazed at the lovely manicures that they all had....
> > grin

> > TIA for any insight...
> > Cappy
> > Edgewater, MD

 
 
 

template for fast wedding ring quilt...

Post by L » Fri, 17 Jun 2005 22:56:01




Quote:
> That looks like the template...  In the book, do they do the quilt as a
> quilt-as-you-go process?

> Here's what I remember:

> They laid the template down on a piece of fabric that was folded in
> quarters and
> cut a full circle out of it.

> They then laid the template on four layers of striped fabric, stacked so
> all of
> the motifs/stripes were lined up like Stack and Whack, and cut four
> quarter
> circle arcs.  Sewed these arcs in to a circle.  Pressed.

> Folded the inside raw edge of the circle under 1/4" inch and sewed it
> down.
> Pressed.

> Laid the circle on to the background fabric, right sides together, and
> sewed all
> the way around the outside edge.  Turned the pieces so right sides were
> out,
> pressed.

> Cut a square of batting and a square of the fabric that becomes the
> "center" of
> the block (what is usually muslin or white in a traditional DWR).  The
> squares
> went right up to the edge of the circle.  Laid them on the wrong side of
> this
> circle/ring piece.  The quilting was done at this point.  Folded the
> circle/ring
> piece to the front, over the "center" fabric, to create a "block."

> If you were joining blocks together, the circles/rings would be sewn
> together
> along the edge of the square, then the circle/ring folded all the way flat
> and
> sewed down w/ a decorative stitch.  They also added embellishment at this
> point.

> The process was fascinating.  I love DWR quilts and figured this is the
> way I
> would actually get one done!  grin

I don't have the book, but I googled on the title and came up with this HGTV
link
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_quilting_instructions/article/0,1789,HGTV...
the description sure sounds like the program you were watching.
 
 
 

template for fast wedding ring quilt...

Post by Capp » Sat, 18 Jun 2005 03:09:11


Quote:
> I don't have the book, but I googled on the title and came up with this HGTV
> link

http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/cr_quilting_instructions/article/0,1789,HGTV...

Quote:
> the description sure sounds like the program you were watching.

That's it!  Only the show that I saw she used striped fabric and not pieced
strip sets for the arcs.  And it was on PBS as I don't have cable...

Thanks!  And thanks, Teri!

Off to order the templates!  grin

Cappy