I have had several people searching for information about the double wedding ring pattern recently. I have several of them in my vintage quilt top collection. I decided that some people might be up to the challenge of making one so I drafted a pattern using the vintage tops as a guideline. Here is the pattern in a downloadable file. (note that this is standard piecing, not paper piecing)
This pattern is, in my opinion, best made by hand piecing. I find that it is easier to be accurate that way
here are some of the vintage tops as an example of how the fabrics can be arranged (click to enlarge)
There were many patterns published for the double wedding ring over the years and one of the main differences is the number of wedges in each arch. I made my pattern fairly simple with only 6 wedges per arch, but you can see from the pictures that the number can vary depending on the pattern source.
I did not include any fabric requirements (how much to buy) because I think this is a good pattern to use up leftovers from other projects
Here are some pictures of a double wedding ring quilt that I hand quilted. The 30’s top was purchased at a flea market and it was one of my first hand quilting projects. (click pictures to enlarge)