13.10.2014

Scrap Quilt – Double Wedding Ring Pre Cut Quilt Kit

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My dad’s sister, Aunt Betty, was one of those souls that always had time to listen.  She spoke softly and encouraged you to share your feelings.  She and her husband really enjoyed one another’s company.  Their home, simple and modest, was a calm place I could go as a preteen and teen as my mother sought cancer treatments.  Together, we would search through her scrap box to piece our quilts.  She would smile and say, “With a little trimming, God can bring people to live side-by-side in a beautiful way.”

Uncle Ray and his twin brother had spent their teen years in FDRs CCC camps all over the US.  Most of their wages were sent home to help their widowed mother provide for their two younger brothers.  For the first time in their lives, they were able to sleep in a bed and have plenty of food.  Uncle Ray never forgot his dear friends and would travel to reunions in his retirement years.

Aunt Betty was a depression-era child on a large farm in the Ozark Mountains.  They always had enough to eat, but it didn’t come easy.  She learned to sew on our family homestead, like the women before her.  Nothing was wasted.  They were green friendly long before their time.

Uncle Ray had been discharged from the Army after WWII and was working at the Post Office when Aunt Betty started in the sorting room.  When Uncle Ray and Aunt Betty married, their few possessions fit in three boxes.   They moved into a  tiny home in walking distance of work.  With her first paycheck, Aunt Betty bought a Singer Featherweight sewing machine.  On their first anniversary, Aunt Betty gave Uncle Ray his first quilt.  It was made from scraps of many colors and prints and was set in the Double Wedding Ring pattern.  Even after 52 years of marriage, he still treasured that quilt.  Aunt Betty would recall a dress, an apron, her daddy’s shirt or a niece’s nightgown with the different pieces of fabric.

You can start or add to your own family’s legacy by making your own piece of art, a true piece of Americana.  Like a country of immigrants, you start with tiny pieces in all shades and in different shapes and bind them together to create something beautiful and useful.  The tedious work of saving your own scraps, gathering small scraps of fabric from friends and family and cutting them into precise pieces is already done for you.  You can choose an ivory or white background.  The fun and adventure of making a quilt can begin as soon as your pre cut quilt kit arrives.  There are colored, easy to follow, illustrated instructions.

Like the true scrap quilts that have been treasured through the years, each quilt kit will be unique in the colors and prints, because, like my Aunt Betty, I have a real scrap box.  A very large one.  It is filled with quality, 100% cotton quilting fabric waiting to become a memory for your family.

Celebrate the anniversary, upcoming wedding or just the special people in your life by giving them a quilt made by you.  In the true spirit of America recovering from the Great Depression, the double wedding ring pattern represents hope, love and not just a surviving future, but a thriving future.

ORDER YOUR PRE-CUT DOUBLE WEDDING RING QUILT KIT NOW!

ONLY $195.00 (includes free shipping anywhere in U.S.A!) (additional $30 for foreign countries)

  • Pre-cut quilting fabric pieces for 72 complete blocks (2,517 total pieces), which will make a queen-sized quilt top
  • All pieces made with 100% cotton, top quality quilting fabric
  • Pattern for quilt blocks
  • Pictures to illustrate steps
  • Includes fabric for binding
  • Choice of background fabric – white or ivory (if no choice indicated, white will be included)

Background Color


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