The NYC MOD DWR Challenge

Posted on July 9, 2013 by prairiemoonquilts in Challenges

The New York City MOD quilters are offering up a challenge.

It’s a Double Wedding Ring Challenge!


They’ve teamed up with EZ Quilting/Simplicity, Interweave, and Juki to use the Double Wedding Ring templates or pattern to create a project, then enter it for a chance to win fabulous prizes from the sponsors!

UPDATE!! The winner of the set of templates in my give-away is June! Congratulations, June, and thanks to everyone for playing along. I hope you all decide to enter the challenge, templates or not!

Here’s what the rulers look like:DWRRulers

And if you leave a comment on this post, you’ll be entered for a chance to win this very set of rulers for yourself! Then you’ll have no excuse for not entering this challenge. Did I mention there are prizes? Lots of fabulous prizes?

This challenge is open to everyone. Everyone. Anyone. All quilters of any style. (As long as you make your quilt out of 3 layers and bind it.)

Here are the categories:

SMALL: ONE RING! Under 20″ . . . or even smaller . . . this is a great way to introduce yourself to curved piecing and play around with the design.

TRADITIONAL: 4 rings or larger: Don’t stray too far from the traditional style of Double Wedding Ring pattern for this category.

MODERN: 4 rings or larger: ANYTHING GOES! Put your own modern spin on this traditional design. Let your imagination run wild.

This challenge is a great way for you to learn a new technique, try something new, and show off your creativity. If you need inspiration, one of the sponsors, The Quilt Alliance, has put together a Pinterest page with examples of Double Wedding Ring quilts included in their Quilt Index.

Go visit the NYC MOD Quilters post HERE for more information about the deadlines, a list of the sponsors, and a list of the fantastic prizes. You can find out who the judges are, how the prizes will be awarded, and how to upload your entry into the contest when you’ve got it finished. You have until December 1st, so get started!

If you don’t want to wait to try and win a set of the rulers (even though there are lots of chances if you visit everyone on the blog hop), the EZ Double Wedding Ring template set and single arc can be purchased HERE or ask at your local quilt shop. You do NOT have to use these templates in order to enter the contest.

I will tell you, however, that these templates sure do make it easy. I could hardly wait to try them out, so I made this little sample using mine, and it was way quicker than I thought it would be:cowboywedding

Are you surprised that mine has a cowboy theme? I didn’t think so. I’m giving this one to My Cowboy to use in his Cowboy Cave when we get our house all finished. Or maybe I’ll steal it back to use in our living room when it’s finished.

I’m thinking about using this piece of fabric in my actual challenge piece . . . hmmm . . . I have way too many ideas for this!


Here’s the Blog Hop schedule so you can go visit everyone and have lots of chances to win yourself a set of these fabulous rulers:

July 8th:



July 9th:

Emily Bailey


July 10th:

Amy Ellis

Faith Jones

July 11th:

Amy Smart

Monica Solorio-Snow

July 12th:

Dan Rouse

Elisa Albury

July 13th:

Jenny Cameron

July 14th:

Jane Davidson

July 15th:

Joanna Wilczynska

Jackie Kunkel

July 16th:

Kathy Doughty


July 17th:

Lisa Mason

Flaun Cline

July 18th:

Pat Sloan

Jessica Alexandrakis

July 19th:

Jacquie Gering

Lee Heinrich

And don’t forget to comment here for a chance to win a set of the rulers. I’ll draw a winner next Tuesday, July 16th. So go get started on your DWR Challenge plan!

0 responses to “The NYC MOD DWR Challenge”

  1. mary c says:

    I have slways liked this pattern but have been hesitant to start. The templates look pretty easy. Thanks!

  2. Shirley Brown says:

    I would really like to make a double wedding ring quilt becuase I have one that my grandmother made!

  3. Libby says:

    What a wonderful prize ~ no excuses to try the Double Wedding Ring quilt ~ Thanks for the opportunity ~

  4. rosa says:

    I`d love to play with these rulers.Happy sewing.CanΒ΄t wait to see your project!

  5. Gene Black says:

    I am really getting tempted to join this challenge. I have avoided a DWR for some time now. This might be a fun way to try it.

  6. Kathy says:

    I would like to make a double wedding ring quilt sometime. The rulers look like it would make it easier to peice together.

  7. Jane B says:

    If I am ever to attempt this pattern, I will need a set of templates and instructions. Maybe I’ll get lucky and win!

  8. Cathy says:

    I have always wanted to make a wedding ring quilt. But haven’t had the right tools. My daughter got married last Sept. I want to make here one but instead I did a New York Beauty paper piece. I still want to make her a wedding ring quilt. I would love to win these great rulers. Thanks

  9. Cindy says:

    I love your sample!!! Uh oh, you are going to get me sucked into yet another project aren’t you?!?! Easy, huh? I always heard they were hard. hymmmm

  10. Doris says:

    Cool cowboy version, Shelly!

  11. Marie says:

    I would love to make a DWR.

  12. Scarlett says:

    DWR is one of my favorite patterns, but I’ve never made one. I’m thinking these rulers would be a great help! I love your cowboy-themed DWR!!

  13. Donna Joy says:

    Thanks for the DWR template giveaway. Would love to try this challenge.
    This would be a great gift for my son’s wedding.

  14. Margaret says:

    I’d love to try out the DWR. I’ll take your word for it that it’s easy. πŸ™‚

  15. Samantha says:

    I’d love a set of templates! Otherwise I will need to call my neighbor and see if she will let me borrow her set. πŸ˜€ She has every template and quilt pattern known to man. LOL!

  16. Rose Marie says:

    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Thus, one of the very first quilts that I ever made was a double wedding ring. However, I did have a sense of time and made it in a table topper size. It was lovely, if I do say so myself. I had no idea that curved piecing was hard. After all I had just sewn two wedding gowns and a bridesmaid and flower girl dress the previous year. Lots of curves in those things. But those templates might make things easier. When next I tried curved piecing it was an improved 9-patch and a template made that easier. With this template set, I might make a larger DWR.

  17. Glenda in Florida says:

    With those rulers, I’ll bet I might stand a chance of making a DWR. I’ve had a low volume version nagging at the back of my mind for years.

  18. Valerie says:

    Those templates scare me but I’m totally intrigued to try it. What a great challenge!

  19. Kaylee says:

    So exciting! I’m wanting to make one for my parents’ 35th anniversary.

  20. Jane says:

    This is on my list of quilts to make one day so it’s very tempting. Winning the rulers could tip me over the edge. Thanks!

  21. Amy says:

    I am seriously thinking about doing this challenge. I have always loved the double wedding ring pattern, now I am thinking this may be the time to try it. I would love to have this tool in my toolbox to make this challenge easier and maybe continue making double wedding ring quilts.

  22. Shelly, your block is sooooo awesome! I really love it! Make me one! haha! (no, seriously)

  23. Lisa Lisa says:

    I’m definitely joining the challenge! Can’t wait!

  24. Jeanne J. says:

    Our 50th anniversary is in December. I would love to make a double wedding ring quilt for my husband.

  25. Rozina D. says:

    I’ve always been a little afraid of this pattern. This seems like the encouragement to give it a go! Thanks!

  26. Becky Greene says:

    I have always been intimidated by this pattern, but the rulers seem like they would help a ton – thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Emily T says:

    I would love to try my hand at a double wedding ring!

  28. Karen says:

    These rulers look great – would love to give them a try.

  29. Jess says:

    I’ve been trying to work up the courage to give this pattern a shot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. Marci Girl says:

    I would to make one of these quilts and these templates sure would help!

  31. Janet Best says:

    What a great idea for making a DWR quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. Paula says:

    I’m eager to give this one a try and am hoping I’ll at least be able to pull a mini together for the challenge.

  33. Diane S says:

    I am looking forward to seeing the double wedding creations.

  34. LINDA says:


  35. Jeifner says:

    I like your version of it, it looks very round. Some I’ve seen are kind of like a rounded square shape. This gives me courage πŸ™‚

  36. Nancy M says:

    This is great encouragement for me to work on this pattern!

  37. HeatherK says:

    I’m intrigued. Even the templates look complicated. I’ll have to go see if I can check out the instructions that come with them–are they used together? Thanks for showing something new πŸ™‚

  38. Alcea Rosea says:

    I have never tried curved piecing and love the look of a scrappy double wedding ring.

  39. Rosalee says:

    I love your cowboy ring–gorgeous colors! I would love a chance to win the rulers, thanks!!

  40. Yvonne says:

    Love the cowboy center and the fun challenge. Many thanks for the giveaway.

  41. I trust that your comment about how easy the double wedding ring is with these templates Shelly! Therefore I need to win some!!

  42. Cruz sundquist says:

    What fun!

  43. Cecilia says:

    I want to make this quilt one day, maybe this challenge will help me take the plunge.

  44. Sarah says:

    Those stripes are captivating! You *must* use them in your DWR πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the chance!

  45. robin says:

    I’ve never made a double wedding ring. Someday, perhaps!

  46. Jody says:

    you’ve inspired me to join in on the fun!!! thx!!

  47. jeanne e. says:

    the cowboy ring is fantastic! thanks for the chance to win the templates. πŸ™‚

  48. Bonnie Larson says:

    I have always wanted to try a wedding ring quilt. maybe this will be the incentive I need to just do it…. Thanks so much for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw

  49. Teressa says:

    This looks so hard, but maybe it’ll be easier with the templates. Thanks!

  50. Gill says:

    Count me in please!

  51. Liz says:

    Such a cool pattern! Fingers crossed for the templates!

  52. BC Miller says:

    Thanks for the chance to win these awesome templates.
    Good time to try out that DWR block.

  53. cara says:

    I’m hoping winning these templates would get my butt in gear to finally attempt this quilt pattern I love so much :D!

  54. Paula says:

    I love your cowboy themed ring! That would be perfect for my son (or daughter for that matter!) With these templates I might even actually be able to enter the one-ring challenge! πŸ™‚

  55. barbara corbitt says:

    i would love to win and give it a try

  56. Kelsey says:

    Wow this is a fabulous challenge and giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win the rulers! Your mini quilt is a great insiration for giving it a whirl.

  57. Barbara Beyun says:

    I am so excited by this contest! I’d love to win the templates because I’m all ready to start!

  58. deb says:

    What an exciting challenge!! I think every quilter has done this or would like to do this. Too many quilts to do.

  59. Lisa Marie says:

    I would love to give this a try!

  60. Allison D says:

    How cool, I’d love to win a sew of these rulers.

  61. Cindi Nichols says:

    Looks like a fun contest!

  62. Marilyn Kay says:

    Hope to try out the templates soon!

  63. Sue says:

    I love what you did with one block! I’d be thrilled to win a set of templates.

  64. Julie says:

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  65. CJ says:

    Love your cowboys! The templates look like the way to go!

  66. Michelle b says:

    I love these quilts! They look complicated but I love a good challenge!

  67. Karrie Smith says:

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’d love to win the template!

  68. Beverly Dickison says:

    This is something I have always wanted to try.
    Thanks Bev

  69. Jen B says:

    I like your “cowboy wedding” quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. DWR is the design of the first quilt that caught my eye. I’d really like to make my own with yellow background and different types of reds for the rings. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for this drawing.

  71. Leanne says:

    love the rodeo fabric – can’t wait to see yours finished – thanks for the chance to win a template set πŸ™‚

  72. laura says:

    Always wanted to start double wedding ring quilt, why not now with the chance to win template set. The templates seem to make your chance of success much better. And that’s always nice

  73. I really like your fussy-cut cowboy! Great idea for a fun focus fabric. Hadn’t thought of that! Sounds like a fun challenge!

  74. Christy says:

    I’d love to win the rulers. I’ve always wanted to make a DWR quilt.

  75. hueisei says:

    I haven’t make any DWR before but I love to make a Traditional version. Thanks for the chance to win.

  76. Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) says:

    I love double wedding ring quilts, but I am afraid to try one. Maybe the new template will make it possible!

  77. Mara says:

    I would love to create something for the challenge!

  78. Barb in MI says:

    I love the DWR, but have never dared to try one. Maybe this challenge will get me going… Thanks!

  79. Suzanneyerks says:

    What a great contest. Pushing the boundaries is always fun.
    I’ve done DWR with paper piecing , I liked the results but mot the method.
    I’d love to try theses templates!

  80. Margaret says:

    I love that rodeo double wedding ring sample – what a clever idea!

  81. Sarah Vee says:

    Love your cowboy ring! I have to enter because if I win the templates then I have no excuse to not enter the challenge! Love your stripe fabric too. Have fun and thanks for the chance.

  82. LJ says:

    I’d love to win these templates though I admit that the templates even make me a bit paranoid!! I love the DWR pattern and I’m glad to hear that the templates make the process so much easier.

  83. Jo says:

    I would love to win thee rulers to give the DWR a go.

  84. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I would love to win a set of rulers and join along – thanks for the give away!

  85. Sheetal says:

    The quilt looks quite intimidating to make, but I’d love to give it a try!

  86. Vicki H says:

    I would love the give the templates a try. I would see a tablerunner as a doable size to start with. Thanks for the chance.

  87. Julie in Tucson, Arizona says:

    I made a Double Wedding ring quilt years ago, never finished. I would like to try it again!

  88. Tanya says:

    I love your “ranchy” DWR block!

  89. I’d love to win these. I vacillate between wanting and not wanting to make anything DWR. These would put me in the “definitely” column. Thanks for offering this opportunity.

  90. Tanya says:

    I would love to try out this quilt and challenge

  91. Bev says:

    I just finished quilting a double wedding ring quilt for a customer. If I win the rulers, I’ll have to make one of my own!

  92. usairdoll says:

    Love your DWR. It’s great seeing all the different blocks. I have never made a DWR block and I’m happy to hear the templates are easy to use and work. I have not had the best luck with templates in the past. I’d really like to give this block a try for the contest. I can do one block right? hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveway and a chance to win.


  93. Lauren Snyder says:

    I love the idea of using the rings as a window!

  94. wendy says:

    it looks like such a great competition! Now I just need to find time to enter!

  95. Great fun! Thank you so much!

    : )

  96. Barb says:

    Awesome tools! Looks like something I would love to use.

  97. Thank you again – the templates have arrived!

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