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March 22, 2019
Accurate pinning makes all the difference with curved piecing from Quilt Social

Yesterday I used the Dreamweaver XE to sew the first curved seams in the Double Wedding Ring quilt and we saw how easy curved piecing can really be!

Today we’ll finish assembling these sections of our blocks by sewing on the remaining pieced arcs. How’s your curved piecing coming along?

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

Take one of the sections pieced yesterday and fold it in half lengthwise to find the center. Place a pin along the fold.

Pin center of inside arc.
Pin center of inside arc.

Match the center of the pieced arc with the pin at the center of the inside arc ...

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March 21, 2019
Curved piecing made easy with the Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

Yesterday on QUILTsocial I used the Dreamweaver XE from Brother to start sewing together some of the pieces of our Double Wedding Ring quilt blocks.

So far all of the piecing has been straight seams, just like you would do with most quilt blocks. Today, however, I’ll start sewing some of the curved seams and you’ll see how easy it really can be! Ready?

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

Start by selecting one inside arc and one of the pieced arcs from the pile that was set aside yesterday – it doesn’t have any squares sewn onto the ends.

The inside arc and the pieced arc
The ...

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March 20, 2019
First steps to piecing the Double Wedding Ring quilt from Quilt Social

This week on QUILTsocial we’re exploring all things Double Wedding Ring!

Yesterday I talked about different ways to cut the pieces for a Double Wedding Ring quilt. I also included a chart for the measurements and number of different pieces required to make this quilt in 7 sizes! Today I’m starting to sew the blocks using the Dreamweaver XE from Brother.

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

Before I start piecing, I’ll select Stitch Q-02 on the LCD screen of the Dreamweaver XE.

Select Stitch Q-02
Select Stitch Q-02

Whenever you select a stitch on the Dreamweaver XE, it will indicate on ...

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March 19, 2019
5 ways to cut pieces for a double wedding ring quilt from Quilt Social

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
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 ...

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March 18, 2019
The anatomy of a Double Wedding Ring quilt from Quilt Social

This week on QUILTsocial I’ll focus on the Double Wedding Ring quilt. Now, if you’re new to quilting you may not know this name, but almost everyone has seen this pattern. The Double Wedding Ring pattern was first published in 1928 and has been a favorite for many quilters ever since then.

Since the sewing of this pattern can be quite intense, I’ll spread it out over this week and my week in April. The Dreamweaver XE from Brother has a lot of sewing in front of it – so let’s get started!

The Dreamweaver XE
The Dreamweaver XE

I ...

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March 17, 2019
The marriage of the Double Wedding Ring and the Dreamweaver XE from Quilt Social

Consider this week’s posts by Christine Baker as part 1 of a complete tutorial on the Double Wedding Ring quilt pattern. Part 2 will be published in April, and the completed bed runner revealed!

To many, the Double Wedding Ring pattern is daunting. It could be because of the curved piecing and the many differently shaped pieces it takes to make this very romantic quilt pattern. It could also be that these differently shaped pieces need to match up every time for the full effect!

As I read through Christine’s posts, I started to believe I could attempt ...

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