Cathedral window

My currently favorite quilt pattern is the cathedral window. It consists of folded outer squares filled with small inner squares sewn together to create a beautiful design that reminds you of a cathedral window. My difficulties in figuring out the size of the outer squares in relation to the finished size of my pillow ispired me to write a little programme: the cathedral window calculator. It tells you how big to cut the squares for your project. You can find it here:

Cathedral Window Calculator

I used the great Youtube tutorial by Shabby Fabrics for my first pillow. Check it out:

Why don’t you try making one yourself? It isn’t that complicated, my calculator helps you and you can do the ironing while watching TV. 😉

For all of us who like to work with precuts: If you make the outer square 10″ (use a layer cake, if you like), you can use a mini charm pack for the insides or cut a 5″ charm pack in half. That’s how I did mine. I LOVE PRECUTS 😉

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