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Thread: Cathedral Windows

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    Cathedral Windows

    I'm thinking about doing a Cathedral Windows quilt. Seems like a project to do slowly over a long time, making the "windows" when traveling in the motorhome or just watching tv in the evenings. Made some practice ones that look pretty good, but I'm wondering if using a background material (the folded pieces) with a little pattern would have more interest instead of the solid material I used for my practice windows. Any opinions?
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    If you go to Google Images and search on cathedral window quilt, there are several examples of using backgrounds with prints.
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    That could be very pretty, I'd think!

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    Sounds really pretty to me and you don't have to quilt it which is great!
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    That is a fun project to do. A printed background could be stunning!

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    I think the main reason people use the plain muslin is because you need so much of it. Depending on the width of the fabric it ranges from 9 to 24 yards. (Depending on how large you want your quilt to be.) I agree a patterned fabric would be stunning, it is amazing to me the white on white really makes other colors pop.

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    Mine is in progress using muslim..Now that I have worked out all the kinks, if I ever make another one I would probably use a print...I am using a print when I make my hickory nut pieces..It's all a matter of taste

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    I saw one once made with printed blue fabrics for the background and plain blue for middle. It was stunning!

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    I've been using a floral white on white background for mine and batik squares in the windows.
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    I think one of the "marbled" fabrics would look good. But it is more expensive than muslin.

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