Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cathedral Windows Journal Cover

Cathedral Windows Journal Cover
Supplies:
1- 6" X 9 1/2" Journal of any kind
1 FQ main outer fabric
1 FQ lining/windows fabric
1/3 yd fusible fleece
Coordinating thread

Directions:
Cut from following:

Main Outer Fabric FQ
2- 10 1/2" X 18" strips
sub cut:
1- 10 1/2" X 7"
1- 10 1/2" X 15 3/4"
4- 5 1/4" squares

Lining FQ
1- 10 1/2" X 15 1/4" piece

Fusible Fleece
1- 10 1/2" X 24" piece

1. Follow the Cathedral Windows Basics Tutorial HERE using the size requirements below:
5.25" solid squares (I used the same print fabric as main outer fabric)
1 1/2" window squares
2 1/2" inner peak-a-boo squares
*Instead of making a four patch like you do in the Cathedral Windows Basics tutorial, you will sew 4 folded squares together in a single row.

2. With the fusible part of the fusible fleece facing up, measure 6 1/2" over from the right side and iron your CW strip in place.  Use only the tip of your iron, being careful not to fuse your fleece onto your iron.


3. Take the  10 1/2" X 7" piece of main outer fabric and with right sides together on top of CW piece, sew using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Then, flip the fabric back over the fleece and iron in place.


4. Take the 10 1/2" X 15 3/4" piece of main outer fabric and with right sides together on top of CW piece, sew using a 1/4" seam allowance.  Then, flip the fabric back over the fleece and iron in place.
*After this step you can quilt if desired, but not necessary.


5. Fold over short side (10.5") ends and topstitch.


6. With fabric side facing up, measure 4" over from each end and iron flat.  Pin in place.

7. Take your 10 1/2" X 15 1/4" lining piece and with right sides together, pin in place only on the top and bottom longer sides.  Sew along the top and bottom pinned sides using a 1/4" seam allowance.
*I like to backstitch at the pockets, just to make it more stable when taking your journal in and out of pockets.


8. Turn right side out and iron flat. Insert your journal and you're finished!



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3 comments:

Laura said...

Just wanted to say that I have been following your tutorials on your blog. They are great and I love your projects.

JustJoyce said...

Wow Jamie, you have been busy with all these new ideas. Thanks for all your work, but who is watching the baby when you are so busy sewing.

creativepixie said...

Hi Jaime, I just found your blog through Google as I was interested in making a cathedral window pincushion and saw you had a tutorial. I love all your designs and will definitely pop back to read some more of your posts. Keep up the good work. Jean