Cathedral window pillow: “Sun and rain” three patterns, one tutorial.

The traditional cathedral window pillow, made in three versions, combining muslin, gray cotton, and scraps of beautiful yellow and gray printed cotton.

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cathedral window cushion tutorial
cathedral window cushion tutorial

Units

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.

“Storm” cathedral window pillow

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Materials:


2 yards of grey cotton for the base and the back (42” width)
A piece of 19 x 19 inches of muslin.
Scraps of yellow and grey fabrics for the windows.


Size: 18′ x 18′

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Base plan

Make 25 units in gray cotton as you learn in the course.

Join and sew lining them up in rows of five units.

Join the rows and sew.

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Windows plan

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.

Finishing the cushion


Cut one piece of muslin, the same size as the cushion.

Place the front part of the cushion onto it. Cut two pieces of muslin 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.

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cathedral window pillow

“Sun and rain” cathedral window pillow

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Materials:


2 yards of muslin for the base and the back (42” width)
A piece of 19 x 19 inches of muslin.
Scraps of yellow and grey fabrics for the windows.


Size: 18′ x 18′

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Base plan

Make 25 units in muslin fabric as you learn before.

Join and sew lining them up in rows of five units.

Join the rows and sew.

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Windows plan

Start applying the windows following the scheme.

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.

Finishing the cushion


Cut one piece of muslin, the same size as the cushion.

Place the front part of the cushion onto it. Cut two pieces of muslin 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.

Finishing the cushion
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“Sunny” cathedral window pillow

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Materials:

2 yards of muslin for the base and the back (42” width)
A piece of 19 x 19 inches of muslin.
1/2 yard of yellow cotton.


Size: 18′ x 18′

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Base plan

Make 25 units like I explain before but keep apart 6 units and don’t close them. You can learn how to do them in the course.

Insert a square of yellow cotton (cut the insert with the template).

Sew to the base. Fold the corners to the center.
And close with some stitches. Also secure the new corners with tiny stitches.

Join and sew lining them up in rows of five units.

Join the rows and sew.

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Finishing the cushion


Cut one piece of muslin, the same size as the cushion.

Place the front part of the cushion onto it. Cut two pieces of muslin 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.

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