Cathedral window cushion tutorial: “Green Ombre”

Cathedral window cushion tutorial and free patterns the window way

Follow the instructions in this cathedral window cushion tutorial and make the ombre effect easy and fun!.

Units for the cathedral window cushion

In this technique, you work with three pieces of fabric to make a unit. The base and two folded pieces.

This folded pieces are placed over the base to make the unit.

Each unit builds the window frame.

Check the for a step-by-step tutorial to make the units. And I prepared a PDF where you can find the templates for the units and the windows to free download them.

Cathedral window cushion detail


1 yard of dark green fabric (42” width)
1 fat quarter of green fabric
1 fat quarter of light green fabric
4″ square of pale fabric
1 fat quarter of very dark green fabric
A piece of 19×19 inches of muslin.
Preferred stuffing material

Size: 18″ x 18″

These are the units you need to make the cushion. The next scheme will help you place every unit in its correct place.

Cathedral window tutorial: units and blocks

To make the block

Remember that each unit has a base and two folded pieces placed over this base. The schemes show the color and the place of each unit.

Cathedral window block

Cut a piece of muslin to backing the cushion front. Prepare the windows 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.

windows plan

Finishing the cathedral window cushion

Cut two pieces of green cotton for the back of the cushion, like in the scheme. 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 and fill with your preferred stuffing material. You could add some buttons.


This beautiful design is perfect for the center of this cushion.
I designed combining the greens and pale colors.
Follow the link if you like it and you want to use it in your projects!


I hope you’ve found this cathedral window cushion tutorial useful and fun to try out. I hope to see your creations!

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

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God bless you!

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