Fresh and joyful color palette + cathedral window shapes: great combo for your table decoration with this cathedral window runner tutorial.
This is the classic method to make cathedral window technique. Make the units folding a square of fabric twice.
Then line up the units and make the window frame. You can sew it by machine or by hand.
Check the Cathedral window quilt course: square units for a step-by-step tutorial to make the units. There you will also find the templates for the units and the windows.
3 1/2 yards of muslin
1/2 yard of blue floral cotton
Size: 43″ x 21”
Cut 28 squares with the template “Big unit”. Reserve 14 of these for
the border. The other 14 units make the center of the runner. Make 14 small units with muslin, too (to place into the big ones).
Make the units as I explain in the course.
Join all the units and sew them together following the next schemes:
Sew all the blocks together. And you finish the base of the wall hanging.
Start applying the windows following the photo.
Cut the fabric with the template.
Place the fabric inside the window frame and secure it with a pin.
Fold the fabric of the frames over the edge of the window fabric, stretching to form the window.
Place the fabric inside the window frame and secure it with a pin. Fold the fabric of the frames over the edge of the window fabric, stretching to form the window. You can sew it by machine or by hand.
Check the “Applying the windows” section for a step by step instructions.
Cut a piece of muslin the same shape as the runner and add 1/2″ margin. Join the base and the back and fold the margin to the inside. Sew them together with an invisible stitch. Add some buttons if you like.
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 included 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!
Introduction to the cathedral window technique
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
Materials – Size
Base construction (units and blocks)
Applying the windows
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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