Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cathedral Windows Pillow Tutorial

Cathedral Windows Pillow Tutorial

Supplies: *to make an 18" square pillow
1 yard solid fabric
3/4 yd border and backing fabric
18- different 3 1/4" squares for windows (great for scraps)
9-5 1/4" inner squares (peak-a-boo option, I did not do this in the tutorial, but look here for instructions to do it)
18" pillow form

1. From solid fabric cut:
 9-10 1/2" squares

2. From border/backing fabric cut:
2-18 1/2" X 22" pieces
2-2" X 15 1/4" pieces
2-2" X 18 1/2" pieces

3.After cutting, then follow the Cathedral Windows Basics Tutorial HERE using the size requirements listed below:
*Size Requirements for Cathedral Windows Pillow:
10 1/2"solid squares
3 1/4" window squares
5 1/4" inner squares (optional and not featured in the CW pillow photos)
Pillow will be like a nine patch instead of a four patch. See photo

1. Sew a 2" X 15 1/4" border strip to each side of the CW block. Press towards borders.

2. Sew a 2" X 18 1/2" border strip to the top and bottom of CW block. Press towards borders.

Pillow Backing:
1. With wrong sides together fold each of the 18 1/2" X 22" rectangles in half crosswise to make 2- 11" X 18 1/2" pillow back pieces.

2.   With the CW pillow front facing up, overlap the 2 pillow back pieces so they measure 18 1/2" square with the folds in the center.   Pin and stitch all the way around using a 1/4" seam allowance. 

*Backstitch at the folds to make pillow more secure when inserting form.

Turn pillow right side out and insert pillow form!  Your pillow is finished!

Here are some photos of my Cathedral Windows Pillows! I can't wait to see yours!

Don't forget to add your completed photos to the Flickr Group or link up below!


Sharon said...

wow this is beautiful. I love the brown and blue one...thank you

FabricandFlowers said...

Great tutorials! Thanks for all your work.

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