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Cathedral Window quilt – video tutorial

By popular request here’s a video on how to make a cathedral window quilt the traditional way.

The video is a bit longer than usual but this quilt is a bit more involved than your typical block.

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My book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

See all the quilts in the book in a real life project

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Cathedral window quilt - video tutorial


  1. Thank you for how to do cathedral windows have thought about doing one for ages but did not quite understand written instructions, good to see it being done. Just ordered your book. Thanks again regards Sue

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  2. how to join blocks together? on the cathederal window quilt? I don’t understand. You make one block, but how to attach it to another? Thank You!!!

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  3. Hi Judith, I made a square piece as a sample not a block. You can add the squares into rows and then add a second row, and so on. Once you have a piece as big as desired you start adding the print squares to fill in the windows so to speak. I hope this makes sense. M6 Facebook page has photos of large quilts in progress.

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  4. Magical and perfection. This is the neatest CWQ I have ever seen. Points, seams, sewing remarkable. Inspirational. The greatest illustrations. I want to get right in there and start this quilt now. Thank you, Teresa.

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  5. My great grandmother used to sew these! I never knew what they were called. When I was a little girl, she’d sit in her chair with a little basket of supplies and would sew them together by hand. Thank you for your beautiful tutorial. I hope to make one soon in memory of Grandma Elrod!

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