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I have always wanted to make a Cathedral Window quilt and saw the link to your tutorial this morning. This is so easy to understand. Thank you so much for taking the time to show everyone how to do this.
What do you do at the end to finish it? With all the points at the top? thanks.
You fold those top, side, and bottom points down and tack stitch them down, then put a binding on like you would any other quilt.Originally Posted by LovinMySoldier
I have also seen these finished by sewing the points down, no binding.
Great tutoring I am going to try it my self some time.My Aunt told me about doing it by machine and not by hand.So you have the answer to my prayer.Thanks a million weenween
Eddie, I'm making a Cathedral Window quilt using your instructions, and I'm wondering if it's really necessary to stitch down the points as describe in this step. What does it accomplish? (What would happen if it weren't done?)Originally Posted by Eddie
FWIW, I've been playing with window sizes just for fun. At the moment, I'm working with 13 5/8" squares, which fold down to windows that are ~4 1/2 inches - large enough to frame fussy-cut "pictures." FUN!
If/when you publish a book on Cathedral Windows, I suggest you recommend chain-stitching the first few steps.
Thank you VERY much for your wonderful tutorial!
I stitch down the points to keep them from "wandering" while I'm stitching that curved edge. To me, it's easier to have that end secured so I don't have to worry about it while doing the curve.
I've only made about 8 squares (6 completed windows) and I've consistently forgotten to tack down the points. I haven't encountered any problems (yet), but henceforth I'm going to tack the corners down - at least until I can see what difference it makes.
BTW, it occurs to me that one could use really big squares with this pattern as long as the "window panes" were quilted in a separate step. For instance, if a window pane were 7"x7", one could secure everything by doing quilting within each pane..
For example, since I like the idea of framing something in each window, I could add quilting stitches around that framed object/picture. Of course, that quilting would show on the back side - how delightful!