Double Wedding Ring Bed Scarf
This project has a certain ring to it. Colors come alive in this eye-catching pattern that's sure to elegantly accent any room. Use the Double Wedding Ring die for easy cutting and piecing of an otherwise tricky-to-hand-cut pattern.
|1 yd||Background||Cut (6) Centers|
Cut (19) Football shapes
|5/8 yd||Light pink polka-dot print||Cut (38) End arch pieces|
Cut (38) End arch pieces reversed
|5/8 yd||Hot pink print||Cut (76) Symmetrical arch pieces|
|1/3 yd||Dark pink print||Cut (38) Symmetrical arch pieces|
|1/4 yd||Green print||Cut (19) Squares|
|1/4 yd||Light green print||Cut (19) Squares|
|2 yd||Backing fabric||Cut (2) 22" x WOF|
Cut (5) 5 1/2" x WOF
|22" x 85"||Batting|
- Finished Size: 18" x 81"
- All seam allowances are 1/4" unless noted.
- WOF = width of fabric
- To make piecing the curved seams easier, find and mark the center of each of the curved seams. Match the centers and pin. Do the same with the ends. A few extra pins in between will hold everything in place while sewing the seam.
Piecing the Double Wedding Ring:
- Refer to Diagram 1 for step 1 and sew one light pink polka-dot end arch piece, two hot pink arch pieces, one green arch piece, and one light pink polka-dot end piece reversed together to make an arch. Press. Repeat 18 more times.
- Sew the same arch pieces as in step 1, but add one black square and one light green square as shown in Diagram 2. Press. Repeat 18 more times.
- Take a pieced arch from step 1 and sew to one side of a football-shaped background piece. See Diagram 3 for step 3. Press. Repeat 18 more times.
- Add a pieced arch made in step 2 to the other side of the football-shaped background piece as shown in Diagram 4 for step 4. Press. Repeat 18 more times.
- Add a football-shaped, pieced arch to opposite sides of a center. See Diagram 5 for step 5 and make three of each completed step as shown.
- Add either one or two football-shaped, pieced arches to the center. One will have two added. The other five will have only one added, but make sure the green and light green corner squares are alternating colors as shown in Diagram 6.
- Sew all the Wedding Rings into one long strip. Again, the corner squares will have alternating colors, so check to make sure you are using the correct piece before sewing.
- Sew the two 22" wide pieces of the backing fabric together to make one long piece of backing.
- Layer the backing, batting and quilt top. Quilt by hand or machine, as desired. Carefully trim away the excess batting and backing.
- Sew two of the 5 1/2" strips together to make one long strip. Press a 1/4" hem to the wrong side of one of the long sides. Edge stitch the hem. Repeat with two more of the 5 1/2" strips.
- Place the 5 1/2" hemmed strips, right side up on a table. Place the quilted double wedding ring, right side down on top of it so the raw edges of the outside of the curves match up with the raw edge of the strip. Pin all along the long curved edge of the quilted runner. Sew a 1/4" away from the curved edge. Trim the excess fabric from the strip and clip the seams at the inside corners.
- Repeat with the second 5 1/2" long hemmed strip on the opposite side of the runner.
- Take the remaining 5 1/2" strip and press a 1/4" hem to the wrong side of one of the long edges. Edge stitch the hem. Cut into two pieces approximately 21" long.
- Align the 21" pieces on the short sides of the runner. Pin and sew as you did for the long sides. Trim away the excess fabric.
- Turn the strips to the back of the runner. You have just made a facing to finish the edge of the piece. Carefully press and make sure the seam between the front and the facing is on right on the fold. Pin the hemmed edge of the facing in place on the back and hand tack it down.
- Figure 1
- Figure 2
- Figure 3
- Figure 4
- Figure 5
- Figure 6