I'm so excited to be sharing my Cathedral Window block with you today!
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Woven Cathedral Window block
3 Fat quarters – 1 for the background background (brown) and 2 for the strips (red & orange)
10” Pellon 805 Wonder-Under
Sewing machine & related supplies
Rotary cutting tools & supplies
From background fabric, cut one block 12.5”x12.5”. From each of two remaining fat quarters, cut five 4”x12.5” strips (10 strips total, 5 each of two fabrics).
From Pellon 805 Wonder-Under, cut ten 1”x12.5” strips.
With wrong side up, finger press or use an air/water soluble marker to mark the center lengthwise on each 4”x12.5” strip.
Fold & press one edge to the center mark.
Fold & press second edge to center mark.
Repeat for each strip, resulting in ten 2” strips.
Following instructions on Pellon 805 Wonder-Under, press Wonder-Under to back side of each 2” strip centered over the seam.
Once fused, remove paper backing from Pellon 805 Wonder-Under.
Place 5 matching strips vertically on 12.5” block, centered & with equal spacing between strips.
Pin each strip at one edge.
Fold up vertical strips 2 and 4, then lay down horizontal strip 1.
Fold down vertical strips 2 and 4, fold up vertical strips 1, 3, and 5, then lay down horizontal strip 2.
Repeat until all 5 horizontal strips are added. All strips should be woven together. Adjust strips so all spacing is even.
Carefully transfer to ironing board, and following instructions on Pellon 805 Wonder-Under, press (may be necessary to flip block & press from back as well) to adhere strips.
Baste ¼” around block to hold down edges of strips.
Fold back center of each section, and pin curve in place. Don’t worry about making perfect curves, they will ease into place as they are sewn down.
Shorten stitch length, then begin sewing curves. Back-stitch 1 or 2 stitches at the beginning and end of each curve. Ease curve into place as you sew.
Make sure to pay close attention when sewing overlapping curves. The bottom curve should be folded up instead of flat.
Sew each curve on both sides of each strip. Once all curves are sewn, remove basting stitches if desired.
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Until next time...
Until next time...