We discussed edge treatments in Wednesday Tute 11. This tute focuses on the arcs.
If you are doing something interesting with the centers or the edges, you might want to keep the arcs as simple as possible.
It can also be a great look for a Modern Quilt like Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Double Edged Love Quilt. It won Best in Show at QuiltCon and is featured in Quilter’s Newsletter August/September 2013/No. 435.
The arc with one piece and two ends can be very effective too.
The placement of color can put all of the emphasis on the arc ends, so your Double Wedding Ring has flowers.
There are a few examples like this in the 50 Double Wedding Ring Designs video on YouTube.
4 Pieces plus ends is a very traditional Double Wedding Ring option.
The colors are often shaded from one end to the other. It can also be totally scrappy.
8 Pieces plus the ends is not as complicated as you might imagine.
When every piece is the perfect size with the perfect angles, you can do anything.
5 pieces plus ends is less common, but not difficult when you print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo.
It is a great way to get a symmetrical arc.
This combination has 7 pieces plus the arc ends.
It can be used for symmetrical color placement and a modern stripe-y look.
It is Inklingo-able too.
Pickle Dish arcs make a perfect portable hand piecing project with lots and lots of continuous stitching.
At the end of every seam, you can turn a corner and continue without breaking the thread.
When you print Pickle Dish shapes on fabric, it is a neat design for “hybrid” piecing—combining hand and machine sewing in the same quilt.
You might want to sew all of the arcs by hand because they are so much fun for continuous piecing and then assemble the rest of the quilt top by machine. There are complete instructions in the Inklingo Double Wedding Ring Design Book.
It is traditional to make all of the arcs the same, but you can mix and match in your design.
MORE WEDNESDAY TUTES
You can catch up on our other Wednesday Tutes now too:
- EIGHT Wednesday Tutes for Pieced Hexagons
- FOUR Wednesday Tutes for Double Wedding Ring
- ONE Wednesday Tute for Kaleidoscope Stars
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