Cathedral window flanged cushion tutorial

Learn how to make this cathedral window flanged cushion with a fun and easy technique all by machine! Complete video tutorial to guide you on every step and pattern to print.

Blue and white cathedral window flanged cushion tutorial
Blue and white cathedral window flanged cushion tutorial

Blue and white cathedral window flanged cushion

To make this project you will use the “Fold and sew” method, “Squares” version.
This means that you will cut pieces of fabric and then make the units. Every unit has a base and two folded pieces placed over it. Each unit forms a side of the window frame.

The unit

This is the unit you need to make the cushion. The next scheme will help you place every unit in its correct place.

1 yard of blue fabric (42” width)
1 yard of muslin (42″ width)
A piece of 19×19 inches of muslin.
Preferred stuffing material

Size: 22″ x 22″

To make the block

Print the patterns on a letter-size sheet at 100% size. You can download them here.

Prepare the pieces for the units. Cut all the bases in blue and the folded pieces in muslin. Remember that each unit has a base and two folded pieces placed over this base.

Cut 100 square bases (2 1/8 inches – 5,5 cm) in blue and 200 squares (2 1/8 inches – 5,5 cm) for the folded pieces in muslin.

Place the folded pieces over the base and sew the unit.
Join the units and sew to make the base of the front of the cushion.

base construction
Base construction

Applying the windows

Cut a piece of muslin to backing the cushion front. Cut the windows in muslin with the templates and place them over the base. Secure the three layers of fabric with pins and start applying the windows. Check the “Applying the windows” section for a step-by-step explanation and video tutorial.

Trim the borders.

The flanged borders

Prepare four strips of blue cotton to make the border of the cushion.


Join and sew the short strips of blue cotton to the right and left border of the cathedral window base. Now, join and sew the long strips to the top and bottom borders. Press well.

cushion scheme

Finishing the cathedral window flanged cushion

Cut two pieces of blue cotton for the back of the cushion that measures 22,5 x 18″. Fold and sew the border that will be the opening. Place them over the front part, right sides together. Sew all around. Turn right side out.

Make the back of the cushion
The back of the cushion
cathedral window flanged cushion

Sew through all the layers of fabric by the border of the cathedral window base. The blue border will not be filled.

cathedral window flanged cushion

I prepared a video tutorial with step-by-step instructions to make the cushion flanged border. Don’t miss out!

If you prefer to have all the info ready to download on your device I offer you this PDF on Etsy. You will find clear step-by-step instructions, templates, and photos in one place. (NOTE: All the material I include in this PDF, can find it here for free in the blog!) You’ll learn how to make this unique project easy and fun! Check the content!

1-Getting started
Introduction to the cathedral window technique
History overview
Three basic methods description
Which one is the best and for what
2-Units and blocks
Practice with muslin
How to make the units
How to make the block
Video tutorial

3-The project
Materials – Size
Base construction (units and blocks)
Applying the windows
4-Useful tools
How to use the templates
How to deal with seams
How to apply the windows
How to choose the best fabrics
How to choose the color palette


Blue and white” cathedral window flanged cushion. PDF patterns and tutorial.

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