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Thread: Cathedral window quilt by machine

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    I want to make a king size bed coverlet using cathedral windows that are done entirely by machine. I know that in the smaller versions there is no batting. I was wondering if anyone made larger ones and how it worked for them. I want to use a 14.5 inch circle that makes a 10.5 inch square and the distance between the arcs at the nearest point is 6.5 inches. Do you think this will work well as a coverlet of this size?

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    I don't see why this would not work...you are just increasing the scale...as long as you are not wanting a warmer quilt! :wink:

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    Thanks for the reply. Actually it will be just a coverlet that will be removed at night. I am making a quilt/spread now using a different pattern that has Warm and Natural in it and it will be so heavy. My husband assures me that we will not like removing it each night due to its weight, nor enjoy sleeping under it. This is why I thought I would make a coverlet instead. Now to decide on the fabrics. I will finish the quilt then work on the coverlet.

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    It sounds like it would work to me. Remember to post pics of both for us.

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    In case you are interested, here is a great method for machine-sewn faux cathedral window blocks:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvXUv...layer_embedded

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    I have been working for about a year, off and on, on a Cathedral Windows quilt. I'm only about 1/3 to 1/2 finished and just as is, this quilt is bed sized, and the weight is over the top. I'm not sure I can get it to bed sized without needing help to lift it.

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    Matina,

    Thanks for the link to the 3-D faux Cathedral window block. It reminded me of the 3 -D bow tie blocks I have made. I liked that she gave the dimensions so that other sizes could be made. It was a good lesson. I might try this technique on another project, but I was hoping to do a quilt as you go, sort of, so that the project could easily be done on my machine. The 3-D blocks would be great as pockets on a jacket or as part of a lap quilt. It is a keeper.

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