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Thread: Machine Stitched Cathedral Window Tutorial

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    Hey, thanks; this is really great!

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    Hope this tutorial stays posted a long time..I want to make one..but will not get to it for several months..and too much to copy..thanks Eddie..

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    I was asked a while back (on pg 18) to add these pics here, and I just got the pics taken last night. Sorry it took so long. This CW was hand stitched more than 30 years ago by my best friends mother.
    The front of this CW can be found here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-88033-1.htm
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    OH MY GOSH-HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!!
    Ive been trying to do this by hand and ALMOST mastered it!
    And never thought about using batiks ITS JUST BEAUTIFUL!
    Now Im new to this board today ,so how long will your instructions be on here so i can go back to look at different steps if needed?

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    if i wanted to make a quilt 90 x 90 would i need 20 yds of fabric is this correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromzstore
    if i wanted to make a quilt 90 x 90 would i need 20 yds of fabric is this correct
    It depends largely on the size of blocks you intend to make, since if you're making smaller blocks you'll have more seams and thus need more fabric. But assume for the moment that you want to use 4" blocks -- that would make your resulting quilt either 88" or 92" square. Let's go with 92" for this example. A 92" square quilt would have 529 blocks in it (92" / 4" = 23 blocks per row * 23 rows). Each 4" block would start as an 8.5" square of fabric. You could get 5 squares of fabric from each WOF strip when cutting selvage to selvage. So, 529 / 5 = 105.8, so round up to 106 strips of WOF needed. Each WOF strip is 8.5" so you need 901 linear inches of fabric (8.5" x 106). Divided by 36" per yard, that comes to 25.03 yards of background fabric required. That sounds like a lot, but remember you need no batting or backing fabric for this type of quilt.

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    Thanks Eddie I knew it would be a lot but really like the method you use have been wanting to do a cathedral window but did not want to do so much hand work love the machine method

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    I was taught this same method except for tacking down the centers with the machine and sewing the "windows" with the machine. I'm doing one now that I designed using the cathedral window block and the secret garden block. I'm using an oriental type of fabric with gray, white and red and black. It's turning out quiet nice. I do the windows by hand and it is relaxing. I won't try the machine on the windows until the next quilt so that it'll be all the same. Thanks for the tut

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    This is amazing!!!! You are truly kind and generous to put this much effort into helping us-- not letting your light stay under a bushel. I must have been "cat-atonic" once because I bought several fat quarters having cat pictures on them not an idea how to use them. You've solved my problem; I will fussy cut the cats and put one in each attic 'window'. I may try plant fabric for the basic area to make the cat windows look like they are amidst the plants. Ureeka!! I too appreciate the measurements to buy the fabric. You seem like a person who finds joy in helping others. I think that is double the happiness --happiness for the person who is helped and happiness for the person doing the helping. Thank you, thank you. from zoeytoo..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto's Mom
    OK, I finally finished this last week, and posted my picture to a new thread.
    Changed my mind and made it bigger than I had started out with.
    Thanks so much, Eddie, for a most wonderful and clear tutorial.
    Never would have attempted this without your very concise instructions.
    What a smashing border print to pull all your colors from, exciting and beautiful. What was your finished size? how will you finish the back of the border, since the CW is already finished?

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    I just want to know if you are married! If not, I am available as soon as I can get there! ;D Any man that can communicate that well and be so patient- is a man of MINE! Oh... and the bonus--- HE QUILTS! Yep, I am in love!

    Seriously though-- I did a quilt a few years back before I had to quit quilting (A CW is one of my FAVES!). Anyway-- I couldn't remember how to do it the 'easy' way~ although this one is not the same pattern-- it is simple and doable! I LOVE it! Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge and your patience!

    Yeah.... give me a call lmk when I can move in! LOL

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    Great tutorial! Started one by hand never finished it. Your way sounds like fun. Thanks.

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    Great job explaining. I am actually teaching this in my class this month.

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    FANTASTIC TUT!!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
    It all makes perfect sense! I can't wait to do this.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    I thank you very much for inspiring me to do this. I have been trying to figure out what to do with my batiks (they are so beautiful). Thank you so much again. :thumbup:

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    Great job on the tutorial, you make a person feel like, hey I can do that! On my to do list!
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    Love the golden rule at the bottom of your page.

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    Thank You! :lol:

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    Thank you for this Eddie! I recently received a box full of cut squares, and a few finished blocks, for a CW quilt. It has been packed in that box since 1972, and the finished blocks were done by hand. My hands don't like a lot of that sort of work, so I am happy there is a way to do it by machine. :-D

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    Thank You Eddie, I have made 3 full size CW quilts all by hand. I will surely do my next one this way so it won't take me 6 months for each one it will be more like 3 mths. Thanks again.

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    Thanks, Eddie.....and I LOVE the William Morris quote....I'm in the process of weeding out everything from my house that I'm not totally in love with!

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    Thanks for the tute. The Batiks are awesome. When I took a class on quilting this was the block the instructor taught, but by hand.

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    woo that was easey i never could inow know how to doit thank you so much suzieQ

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    OMG i've had the squares cut for a year(ormore) have a book but couldn't get it!!! SOMEHOW FROM YOU I GET IT, tomorrow I will start it up.....did I say i was exceited>>>>>>>
    Thumbs up Eddie

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    I'm new at quilting, but enjoy trying new types. I saw a CW quilt when I visited NC recently and knew it was one I just had to learn. The methods in books were hard to understand, but your method is terrific. Wow! I made a row of cathedral windows today, just as you demonstrate here and it is easy and fun. I'm using bright green background and beautiful blending batiks for the glass. This quilt will knock the socks off everyone who will see it. Thank you!

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    Great tutorial. It is turning out beautifully!

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