Well the week of Accuquilt Blog hopping is nearing an end! I hope you have enjoyed all the tutorials & giveaways this week!
Today I have a little tute on how to use the Double Wedding Ring Die in a little different pattern!
For this project we are going to use the pieces die from this 2 die set & only the 3 small geometric shapes.
- 1 charm pack or various scraps We used this one
- 1 FQ for strips We used this one
- 1 FQ for backing
- 1 yard Fusible Web (wonder under) or scraps
- 1 roll Fusible Bias Tape
- Basic Sewing Kit
Dies we will need:
We will need to cut the following shapes:
- 4 squares
- 4 one notch squares with notch pointing left
- 4 one notch squares with notch pointing right
- 12 two notch squares
- 2 strips, 2.5” x WOFQ (width of fat quarter…new term, do you like it? WOFQ)
First, if you wish to use scraps of fusible web, you will have wing the fusible web step but if you are saving fusible web scraps, you already know how to use them!
So, let’s get to it!
Pick out 24 charms for your circle
Use the 4.75” square cutter to cut 24 squares
Fuse the square, paper side UP to the back of your charm square.
DO NOT remove the paper
Time to cut shapes!
I like to fussy cut/miser my fabric usage, so I cut my charms to a little larger than the shape I cut.
We need 4 squares. Layer up 4 layers of fabric over the square shape (note I have outlined the die shapes with a sharpie)
We need 4 one notch shapes facing left, so we will place the fabric face up
and then face down to get the notch to face right
Also cut 12 of the double notch shapes (lost my pic)
Lay out your shapes to make 1/4 circles (four of them, imagine that)
Ignore that last blue square.
line up the shapes in the following order:
Square, right facing 1 notch, 3 two notch, left facing 1 notch
Start sewing the pieces together, match up the notches to keep your circle, um, circlular. Using a short stitch length will make tearing the paper later much easier.
I press my seams open. See, there was a reason not to tear that paper off the back!
Once pressed…look how awesome
make all 4 of these strips, then attach the loose ends to make a big circle! Once you have the circle finished & seams pressed, now it’s time to remove the paper. Be cautious & don’t pull out your stitches.
Now, press your fat quarters. Pressed fabric will always cut more accurately than wrinkly stuff.
you only need 2 strips from your FQ, but I cut 3 …one for the strip quilt bin.
Press the strips in half lengthwise to make a crease down the
Then fold both raw edges to the center & press
It’s time to lay it all out!
I had to work a while at getting my pie slices at the bottom just like I wanted it. Use a 60 degree triangle to help. When you measure the distance between the strips at the point where the strip intersects the circle, the 2 measurements should equal. (see the dotted line)
Make sure the raw edges of the strips are long enough to hide underneath the circle, so you don’t have to finish them off. Once the strips are just like you want, pin in place & remove the circle. Sew the strips in place 1/8” from edge on all edges.
Lay circle back on & press block to fuse circle to background fabric
Use 1/4” clover fusible bias tape or make your own to finish the raw edges of the circle. I measured by simply rolling off the spool & holding it in place until I worked all the way around the circle. A better tutorial writer would have then measured the piece, but alas, you have me. You will want a length for the inner & outside edges.
Fuse in place then reinforce with 1/8” seam on both sides of bias tape. (4 seams)
And tada! Quilt & bind as desired….or make a bunch & make a whole quilt!
I have to finish mine, but got it all fused & ready to topstitch. I will be sure to show the final wall hanging once it’s all finished.
Be sure to head over to Quilted Inspirations to check out her AccuQuilt post!
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