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Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window – quilt block

Video tutorial: windmill cathedral window quilt block

I like adding texture to quilts and this is one of my favourite 3D blocks. This block is quick and easy to make.

How to make a Windmill cathedral window block

Learn in 2 minutes:

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  • Four 6 inch squares in dark blue
  • Four 6 inch squares in green
  • Twelve 12 inch squares in light blue

Block size

10 1/2 inch square.

Other examples for this fabric manipulation.

See the tutorial for the block below.
Video tutorial: Windmill cathedral window - quilt block

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  1. I love this. I make a lot of cathedral window quilts. Question though……..there is no mention of what the backing is or looks like. Is there a backing?

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  2. Hi Teresa Love this latest video! Thanks so much for all your ideas. I can’t wait to try this but have recently broken my right wrist so that won’t be for a while. As I loathe hand sewing, I am wondering how I could machine sew the sections back while they are still separate triangles. Do you think this would work? Many thanks, Margaret

    Sent from my iPad


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  3. I used this fabric manipulation on a quilt a while ago like a regular block. It only had one windmill. Having 4 makes the seams really bulky and it’d be hard to sew with batting and backing. I would use it without batting and just backing.


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