Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cathedral Windows - A Quilt-A-Long


Get ready for some fun! Starting the third week in July 2012, we will learn:

  • 3 techniques for constructing the Cathedral Windows block:
  1. The applique method.  This is probably the simplest one of all with no fabric wastage.
  2. The dimensional one-seam Flying Geese method.  There's some fabric wastage here.
  3. The dimensional Square-In-A-Square method.  There's less fabric wastage in this one.
  • how to Quilt-As-You-Go where the top, batting and backing are layered and sewn in such a way that machine quilting is much easier to do because it's done in columns rather than trying to manage a whole, big quilt at once.

We will be making a cushion cover for each of the techniques described above.

How To Assemble a Cushion Cover or Table Topper

Note: To make a cushion insert, take a look at Gayathri's tutorial. She makes it look so easy to do!

Two back panels
Cut two squares of fabric, each measuring 14” square.  Fold a ¼” seam and fold again in half on both pieces. Manipulate the larger folds so that there is a 4" overlap between the two rectangles. Sew over the first 1/4" fold on both pieces.

Place the pieced cushion cover, face up, on the work surface.  Place 1 rectangle on the cushion cover, face down, aligning the top edges.  Place the second rectangle, face down, on the cushion cover, aligning the bottom edges and overlapping the first rectangle by at least 4".
Cushion cover assembly

Pin all around. Sew around the four sides.  Snip the corners. Turn the cover inside out through the overlapping panels and insert a 14" cushion.
Front of cushion 
Back of cushion 
To make a table topper, cut a square of material the same size as the top, place the two pieces facing each other, sew all the way around the four sides leaving a space for turning, turn it inside out, sew up the opening, press the seams and it’s done! 

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