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Thread: Circle Magic Ruler - Cathedral Window quilt - anyone done it this way?

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    Super Member LucyInTheSky's Avatar
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    I'm looking for ways to do the Cathedral Window quilt (well, really, a Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilt, but same template). I had purchased the Accuquilt dies, haven't used them yet.

    I just watched this video on Missouri Star Quilts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gKvdrexKE4) which uses the Circle Magic Ruler. OMG, that looks so cool. Has anyone used that ruler to make the blocks? Is it as easy as it looks??

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    I am making a cathedral window quilt and this looks easy. Thanks for the link.

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    I'm making one using coffee can lid
    http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/circle.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    I'm looking for ways to do the Cathedral Window quilt (well, really, a Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilt, but same template). I had purchased the Accuquilt dies, haven't used them yet.

    I just watched this video on Missouri Star Quilts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gKvdrexKE4) which uses the Circle Magic Ruler. OMG, that looks so cool. Has anyone used that ruler to make the blocks? Is it as easy as it looks??

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    Thanks so much for the link. I bought this ruler years ago and haven't tried it. I love the look of this quilt. So another on my "to do" list.

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    yep have the ruler, and even cut out some denim circles but that was as far as I got, just another wip

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    It does look fairly easy and it does make a pretty quilt, but it doesn't really look enough like a cathedral window to suit me. When I do my lazy cathedral window, I think I'll play with the measurements of the 10 minute block. If you change up the size ratio between the pieces and then roll the edges of the center down, I think it will give a pretty good likeness of the cathedral window.

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    I try not to do blocks/quilts where I have to buy a specialized ruler. It looks easy, but again you have to buy a specialized ruler, whereas there's a tutorial on doing 10 minute cathedral windows that I would rather do. Haven't done it yet, but it's at the top of the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    I'm looking for ways to do the Cathedral Window quilt (well, really, a Rob Peter to Pay Paul quilt, but same template). I had purchased the Accuquilt dies, haven't used them yet.

    I just watched this video on Missouri Star Quilts (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gKvdrexKE4) which uses the Circle Magic Ruler. OMG, that looks so cool. Has anyone used that ruler to make the blocks? Is it as easy as it looks??
    You might take a look at http://quiltingwithcharlie.com/ I have seen her demonstrate her techniques and was intrigued.

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    I used a plate to make mine. I didn't even know the ruler existed until I saw it on this board.

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    kso-that's a very interesting way, but still doesn't look nearly as fast as the 10 minute cathedral windows, the video on that used 5 layer cakes and NO special rulers or templates and was truly fast.

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