Found this today and since it is embedded in a pdf file, I couldn't figure out how to link it but I thought you'd be interested. It comes from the "Interweave Free-For-All" site, "Sewing Gifts for All Seasons" ebook.
1 - 7 1/2 x 42" strip of base fabric (background) cut into six 7 1/2" squares
12 - 2 1/2" sqs made up of 4 sqs of a solid and 4 each of two coordinating fabrics
Matching all purpose threads
Fold the 7 1/2" sqs in half.
Sew down the short sides of the rectangle.
Open up the rectangle. Match the seams. in the center, along the long raw edge and sew across, leaving an opening for turning. Trim the corners.
Turn the rectangle right side out. Square out the corners and press.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
Take the seamed corners and fold them to the center; press well enough to make a noticable fold line. When the corners are folded in it should make a new square of about 3 1/2".
Take two of the new sized squares and open a fold out on each. With the wrong/unseamed sides together, either by hand or on the machine, match the points of the folded corner and stitch along the fold line joining the two squares.
Take a third square and do the same on another side of either of the sewn squares. And then sew a fourth square to the same square to which you added the third square. You will wind up with a + sign of your joined squares.
Here I'm giving you an option. You still have one square left. The directions say to add that to one of the rows of three squares, making it a row of four.
I would modifiy that to turning over the square and having the back side of it facing out.
You are making a box. And the pattern calls for the cathedral window to continue on the bottom. I don't think that is necessary. MHO.
If you would like to continue the cathedral window, attach it in the same was as the others.
Here's where you make the windows.
Fold over and press a 3/8" hem on the 2 1/2" squares. There is no need to sew it down because when you make the windows it will hold the fabric in place. (I'd at least use a spot of glue.)
Place the square diagonally across a seam line between two squares and laying on two adjoining folds. Fold the the edge of the folded square back onto the 2 1/2" square. Then do a couple of whip stitches at the point to hold it in place and you will have a hem down the side of the square. Move to the adjoining seam and do the same thing. You will have two curved hems in this space.
Add more squares, fold over the fold from the background squares and the Cathedral window begins to emerge.
Unlike the other CWs, this works not from the center of the block itself, but from the sides.
Continuing placing the 2 1/2" sqs until all the seams are covered that you want covered.
Finally, you sew the box together and finish up the windows.
The places that need joined and where they are joined are indicated by a letter. The patterns says to use a whip stitch for the joinings. Do not sew sections g until after stuffing.
This does make a box. The pattern calls for two pieces of foam, cut 3 1/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 1/4".
I thought it would make a great pin cushion. Fill the corners first with stuffing and then the remainder of the block. You could probably make a small inner core of a foam square and then cover that with the stuffing or batting.This message has been edited. Last edited by: paus4quilts,
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