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  • 00:10: and today's show Cheryl Phillips is going to share her tips for an easy double wedding ring
  • 00:44: before we join Cheryl I'd like to continue on with the tips I've been giving you about how to match seams up until this point we've taken a look at 60-degree matches at needle matches at interlocking seams and seams that need
  • 01:01: to be finger pinned but today we have a seam that's really easy to match but we will be using pins and that's for the Lonestar this is an eight pointed star and the way I've cut my piece is let me just turn this this way you'll notice here we have a strip of fabric I've sewed those four strips together then with the star maker eight I've cut the perfect angle I need for an eight
  • 01:30: pointed star this next strip will give me this piece this strip set will give me this piece and finally this last one will give me this piece so how are we going to match our seams here so we have perfect points this is what I call a needle match what we're going to do is take our piece of fabric these two will be sewn together this way I put a pin in
  • 02:02: at a quarter of an inch right on the seam line and here in this other piece right in the seam line and that's at this point it's just holding we've talked about holding pins before we want it straight up and down and then line up these edges and then when you're holding those fabrics together turn your pin and
  • 02:30: bring it this way that look might look like a strange angle but what we need to do is pin along the grain line of the fabric and how do we know how that is well the grain line is the seam and if you look this over our pin comes right along the seam if it doesn't move it a little bit it needs to be right along the seam and with this pinned with the grain line and it's much easier to match the point
  • 03:00: so I'm going to go through and match all every point like this this is not difficult but it's not as easy as the pinless methods that we use for some designs again I come on the back pin it so it looks like this and we have one more and then we're ready to sew and I put this in right on the seam line again and come out right on the seam right at
  • 03:32: a quarter of an inch hold it turn my pin and pin along the seam line okay let's sew this we start with a needle match we've talked about that before where the needle goes right in here where the two fabrics overlap and I've started with a starter scrap and we'll stitch now you want the seam allowances to lay exactly the way they were pressed and
  • 04:02: stitch until you're about two or three stitches from the next seam that has to match remove the pin and we'll take a look and see how these seams match and you'll need to do this with every seam here we go you can see how the seams line up and match right here and you'll have perfect seams but like any other matching
  • 04:31: technique this takes time it takes a little bit of practice but it's worth it because you won't have to rip let's go and join Cheryl now and wait until you see how easy she's made the double wedding ring
  • 05:00: I'd like you to help me welcome a new guest on my show today this is Cheryl Phillips hi Cheryl how are you just great how are you Kay well I am so glad to have you here because this is an exciting project I think you're gonna like it okay tell us a little bit about the project this is a block by block wedding-ring easy to do easy good our viewers have really been asked me for a double wedding ring so I'm really glad to see that you're gonna make it easy for us hope so okay how do we get started okay the first
  • 05:31: thing we do is select our fabrics for this project I've chosen a border stripe a focus floral and a background okay so that gives us that's all we need just three fabrics that's all about going to need ray day's project okay how do we get started first we're going to take our border stripe and a tool that will cut an arc and I like to rotate my fabric this way if you've worked with templates and had them slip one trick I
  • 06:00: do is just to take ordinary packaging tape roll it and put it on the back of your door a neat idea any Pitkin flipping a gas not real high-tech but it were hey whether whatever works yes then you're going to Center this and you'll notice I've got a symmetrical stripe and we will just cut around open your blade that always helps and you're going to cut around and then
  • 06:30: see now I can move that without hurting myself or you I know you just are kind of funny about losing a finger yeah that's true I don't want to do that okay and that gives us an arc like this and we'll just take that off and that's an exact shape now when we cut the arcs we'll take four of them and we're going to sew them together to make a ring well this is really a different knee it is and I'll sew right there okay just right
  • 07:02: sides together mm-hmm a quarter inch seam that's right I'll stop ordering singing I often press those open okay so we'd get this out of your way you can spread that out and see this movie and you once you've got your ring made then you'll go to your iron and turn that under a quarter of an inch which edge oh good point it's an inside edge okay the inside curve and because it's in sight curve it's going to turn real
  • 07:30: easily if you have problems you can always use a little bit of spray starch but I just roll that over a quarter of an inch and press okay and it looks like this one's already do it that one's already ready for I so look at that okay oh it does lay really nice and flat nice and flat okay now we're ready for our next step which is the dot background okay and you'll notice I've got this it's a 18 inch square and I folded it in
  • 08:01: half and pressed it and then in half again okay to find the center behind this oh good then well if you've got your square tool we're going to measure here turn it like this and get it 8 and 3/4 inches and Mark that okay so looks like I need to turn right yeah and if you've got a marking pencil uh-huh we'll just line that up and put a little mark
  • 08:32: you can also use your rotary cutter if you'd prefer rather than marking but what that does is it tells us an exact place to put the tool oh ok and you've just marked it right here from the fold and right here just not all the way right now not all the way around just a little mark uh-huh and now I see this tells you where to put the arc and I'll let you do the honors Oh outside or inside only on the
  • 09:01: outside outside ok I'm class give me Joe oh I just right there there we go that's great it's about that move geez okay well can you see what this shape will be when you land to that we're going to have something that matches what we've already yeah that's right we've got a circle okay now this is probably the most important step of all and that's to mark a square in the
  • 09:31: center of this circle okay now you take this stencil and Center it with a circle and you're going to mark it I think we've got a mark when there okay okay there we go okay you can ask where mark inside the circle and it's so important because that's what you're going to be stitching the blocks together uh-huh okay okay now let's go back to the arc that we had we're going to put this on
  • 10:00: here and pin it okay you line it up any particular way that's that's real important we want to put the seam that has the angle on the close quarter fold okay and pin it there okay and we'll pin those on how many pins do you usually use for or just wanted to take their cut they fit perfectly ah sure does yeah now you're just going
  • 10:36: to sew around the edge quarter inch again quarter inch again okay and I do have one and I've saw so this is a lot different when you're trying to sew a curved seam that fits together this one's like doing a neckline face right okay so we've got this Psalm mm-hmm now all we have to do is just pop it to the other side again just like a facing and we don't see what
  • 11:02: it looks like on this side so you've got a face circle is easier I think so that's great next we're going to we're going to stitch this down okay what particular stitch or well you could use a invisible stitch okay you could just straight stitch it down or what I've chosen to do is you know those machines have all those neat stitches right and I can't resist it oh wow it looks like a piece of trim
  • 11:32: that you've added yeah which is another great idea you could put trim in there too so you've stitched this down this is the back of your quilt really yeah I knew you think that was Kenneth right kind of funny all this work and we've worked on the bag now now this is the front of the quilt and what I've added here is a square of batting okay this batting square is centered with those lines that we marked on there okay I see
  • 12:00: it's cut a little bit smaller yes it is okay so it is it's actually eleven and a half inches okay where this was Twitter square was 12 inches that's right and this one's twelve and a half so you've got a little extra here now to view that floral design to make sure it's going to fit in there I can use the stencil again to see yes that's the center of the bouquet great okay yeah I will put this on here and you might want to put a pin or two in just anywhere
  • 12:32: just go there hold it okay now you're ready to quilt okay oh really okay that was the quilting that early in the game oh okay and machine hand whatever whichever your preference oh so if you're a hand quilter you know you can just toss it in your bag and off to the ball game or if you're a machine quilter you can see that's a manageable size and if you're new to machine quilting how much easier to learn on a size like this
  • 13:01: rather than trying to wrestle it more that's for sure that big quilt okay I happen to have one already quilted and here it is so I can look at this side and we can see our the quilting obviously by machine obviously I'm not too good with the handwork but I do like it on the sewing machine okay so you've outlined yeah I on this particular one I just outlined lots of options though right
  • 13:30: that you could choose for your quilting the next step then once you've got these blocks quilted or to sew them together you're already ready to sew them together and to do that we're going to take two of these blocks that are quilted you're going to put those together okay backings together and now you're going to sew those now when you put these together you want to make sure you pin and you're going to line up your pins so that see how that matches you so
  • 14:01: make sure and you make sure that the lines that you marked match on both sides so that's crucial and I put five pins in at least right in the corner seems to be pretty accurate here and so I'll put five in notice how I'm just putting them half way in right and I can open that up and see that everything matches and then also cure my pants like that okay and so it has to go through the seam line on this side to the seam
  • 14:30: line on this side yeah right easy enough and take it to your machine and sew right on the line okay now you take our pins out open that up all right oops wrong side wrong side but that's your bad the back okay thank oh that's your front see when you open that flaps they lay flat can you see your wedding rolls I sure can to appear yeah you take your next pair put them on there and
  • 15:00: these will open up so you can make this as big as you want just as bad just keep adding or I guess they're circles at this point there are circles that go into you know to make squares right you might notice that on the wedding ring we have scalloped edges I mean it's just not a wedding ring if you don't have you know your outer edge scalloped and in here on each one yes I've put some trim on this particular one I see rickrack in here too and red crack flat
  • 15:31: piping and some and some lace okay so here's a actual arc I see so you've added three things three things I sewed those together out in one step and then when I'm ready to top stitch I just put that trim in there and top stitch it down oh okay now to get the outside edge of your quilt because if this folds up it's going to be square on the edge right so to get that outside edge we have another project I think you've got
  • 16:01: a narrow strip of backing fabric oh I think I do here we go okay we'll take our tool notice you've got lines on here you can align those up with a fold okay these lines right here those are the ones okay so how wide was this favorite six inches wide by thirteen bolded the moles right here uh-huh okay good and here you go it's my turn again yes so obviously you see why I'm not
  • 16:31: doing the cutting it okay now look at the shape you've got when you open that up it looks pretty much like what we've already done it is and it's going to go together pretty much like what we've already done so what we're going to do here I've got one already made but we're going to take the back of a block that would be in the corner of our quilt okay so there's other circles mm-hmm out
  • 17:00: here okay correct we'll take this piece uh-huh and we'll line that fold up with the line we marked just like we did when we put the blocks together just as if it was a whole block mm-hmm okay and so again you're going to make sure that the pin goes through whoops see where I've missed my fold that's why it's helpful to have that folder that's right and you'll do the same thing and you put several pins in here making sure it goes all the bells great looking on look okay and then when we get that
  • 17:32: pinned which I've done you'll sew from this side so you can see your line but that stitching will also be right on that fold okay and when it's folded I mean when it's sewn we are going to have the edge of our quilt here oh I'll pin this one out of the way uh-huh and now I will cut a piece of batting you're going to use the batting I'm going to cut that with the same tool
  • 18:00: I can just show you here this one's already been cut cane you're going to run with that line okay so it's a slightly smaller oh I see the smaller line right here is now on the edge of the on the straight edge yeah the batting you got agree at it and then you just slip this in and this becomes the outside edge of your quilt okay and actually the batting goes all the way to the fold line right and here's one I've already done so you can see there's
  • 18:31: puffy uh-huh you don't feel any lumps now take one of the arcs that you had from before and put it on here okay and so right on the outside edge all right got it got it yeah okay you're just going to fold those over and pop them to the other side oh I see and see how those folds are and it just lines up perfectly right you can put your
  • 19:01: decorative stitch around here uh-huh I usually hand stitch this part although you could use invisible thread or make that decorative I need to stop stitch here and when you put this together you're no need for binding you've got the edge finished put them together and you've got your song block well you know one of the questions that the viewers asked on our website is how we put how we bind the wet double wedding ring so that it has that nice curve well you've eliminated the needs of that ideally
  • 19:32: tell about you now all right yeah that the curved binding is kind of difficult and this just takes he takes the fuss out and you do it before you put the blocks together that is great boy I bet there's a lot of viewers out there just can't wait to get into something like oh I hope so and I think with it with the stripe you get the look of a piste right suppose you want to piece it well as you mention that I do happen to have a piece one because you definitely can piece it
  • 20:01: we have some samples here this one is with two color families mm-hmm and you notice I've got a set of strips sewn together a pink set in a green set and I will cut arcs of pink and arcs of green so those four arcs together just like we did with a stripe here is my circle with a green ring sewn on I also have a circle with a pink ring sewn on and you
  • 20:33: can see what windows come together your blocks have an angled look so that gives the appearance of the little trapezoid shape and here it is on this one I've added an applique there's your back and you've quilted it then when you put your blocks together they're put together the same way you've got a pink and a green and they're sewn right on the marked
  • 21:00: line so that when you open these up and stitch them down you've got your wedding ring great Cheryl let's take a look at this whole quilt on the wall and tell us about it okay this is a quilt that Linda and I did together it has vines circling the center flower and it's appliquéd you can see it's pieced the arcs are pieced great oh you've got one here that is really gorgeous okay take a look at that one
  • 21:31: that one's real special this is my daughter Becky and her husband Justin and they're expecting their first child oh well congratulations grandma thank you okay and this is some is that a solid or a piece door no this is a piece dark I used all my white on whites and just strip those together added a bunch of lace from when she was a little girl so it makes it a special memory now this one is in the same color family yes this
  • 22:00: is what I made her as a wedding gift oh this is what inspired the whole thing two daughters get married the same year they both wanted wedding rings I had to find an easier way so this is my daughter Becky's and this is Brooks the other one is Brooks okay and these are these are also pieced East these are pieced but this one isn't this one has a solid white fabric arc that I covered with lace and then I use bits and pieces of antique lace and white on whites to do the center okay what have we got here
  • 22:32: this is a winter season challenge Linda and I challenged each other but she ended up making them all she had such good ideas and this is her frost on the window for winter this is her harvest for falling beautiful tables on the applique actually comes on top of the arc yes it makes it really join together right are these taut like a table runner yes okay and then this one this is one
  • 23:00: where she just sponged on paint oh and quilted it to give the illusion of lilacs for a springtime and the quilting comes out of the center yes lovely quilting so you can really combine all those techniques you've been practicing you bet it's take a look a good way to showcase your favorite Wow okay and this one looks interesting from the back but it wasn't it hey you look at Oh her son had the idea for a summer picnic quilt and so the ants came to the picnic I
  • 23:32: guess they did and those are appliquéd on these are printed from the fabric and these she embroidery Don OH okay so these are actually part of the rib and the checkerboard uh-huh and it's a really arcs piece darks and so when you embroider get a really neat vet and neat it's a reversible quilt you might notice too that the way the technique is you see the back side creates a second design all right let's take a look at the quilts on the wall and tell me a
  • 24:00: little bit about them okay the one we have here is called the salsa quilt we named it that because we ate chips and danced salsa music as we made it London I did and the colors look like it oh don't they though they're really festive and bright that's that's our favorite okay of us this one is a collection of Asian fabrics and what I think is so beautiful about it is the quilting shows the four seasons in the corners and then on the
  • 24:31: back it's as beautiful as the front it's sure and that's just by virtue of the way that it turns to the other side and we have one more it looks really scrappy like I've put a lot of work in to cut in little tiny pieces but it too was just strip paste okay well that sounds great I just love the backs of some of these I think it's more interesting than the front I do too but not more interesting it's just different it's different it makes it fun
  • 25:01: and it's a fun surprise you know just to let yourself go and quilt and then you turn it over and wow this doesn't go to a picnic does it oh well I wouldn't use it for picnic anyway I wouldn't a spear pretty for that right but it would make a cute picnic a world yeah well I want to thank you Cheryl this has been great and I know our viewers are out there just champing at the bit to get into an easy wedding ring oh I hope they enjoy it I did and be sure and join me on my next show when I'll bring you some more
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