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We are Lisa and Sarah, a mother and daughter team from Perth, Australia, and we love to share our latest creative projects, original tutorials, and delicious recipes on our blog, A Spoonful of ...

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Cathedral Window Pillow

from A Spoonful of Sugar Designs
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Cathedral Window Pillow
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Cathedral Window Pillow Pattern Cover

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • use a sewing machine to sew an accurate 1/4 inch seam
  • hand sewing
  • accurate cutting using a rotary cutter

Pattern Description:

Make a Cathedral Window Pillow with this PDF sewing pattern from A Spoonful of Sugar. The classic cathedral window patchwork design has been given a modern make over in this cushion project. Floral and geometric prints have been partnered with some white quilter's muslin to create a contemporary cushion with a flange edging.

The Cathedral Window Pillow measures 21 inches square (53 cm)

You will receive an 8 page epattern in PDF format with tutorial-style instructions and full color photographs. PDF format allows you to print and reprint the instructions whenever you need. PDF allows you to zoom in on photos to see each step up close.

This pattern is suitable for intermediate sewers/quilters. The pillow is made with a sewing machine and also includes some hand sewing.

(c)2012 Lisa Cox. Please do not sell or distribute this pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 21 inch square


  • 1 1/8 yard of white quilters homespun (cathedral window fountains)
  • 24, 2 1/2 inch squares in assorted pink, berry, and green prints (cathedral windows)
  • 3/4 yard of pink honeycomb print fabric (pillow front and back)
  • 1/8 yard of green leaf print fabric (buttonhole panel)
  • 5/8 yard of pink daisy print fabric (pillow back)
  • scraps of berry and pink fabric (self cover buttons)
  • 1/8 yard of batting (cathedral windows)
  • 1/8 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (buttonhole panel)
  • 3, 1 1/8 inch self cover buttons
  • 18 inch square pillow insert

You Will Also Need:

  • embroidery needle
  • clear mono-filament thread
  • turning tool or chopstick
  • rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
  • sewing machine with 1/4 inch foot and zigzag stitch function
  • serger (overlocker) - optional
  • general sewing supplies

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