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tateelliott

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Date: 7/2/11 9:00 PM

I recently completed my second quilt. It's mock or faux cathedral window quilt. It's a baby quilt about 36 x 40 inches. I'm afraid that instead of using flannel as I wanted, I just used every bright fabric I had (some not the prettiest).

But it's finished and I'm told that when the baby saw it, he was speechless.

This is the kind of cathedral quilt where you sew two circles together, right-sides together. Then cut a small slit and turn them right-side out. The circles are then sewn together by their sides and the resulting "flap" is sewn down.

The one "improvement" I made was to skip cutting out all those circles with a template. I didn't have anything the size I wanted, plus it looked like a pain to rotary cut around in a circle. Instead I simply cut squares slightly larger than the circle I wanted. Putting two squares right-sides together, I used the old "thumbtack and tape" trick for sewing circles. This kept all my circles the exact same size. I then cut around the seams with a pair of scissors and continued from there.

I also sewed a light batting onto one of the circles before sewing it to the other circle. The batting didn't affect turning the circles inside out.

There are several websites that show this method. There's also a youtube video demonstrating a template made just for this quilt. I may try a "real" cathedral window project in the future.

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-- Edited on 7/2/11 9:04 PM --

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Date: 7/3/11 4:00 PM

Wow! I'll bet the baby loves it! All those colors and prints to look at - my little ones would have loved something like that.

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Date: 7/3/11 4:36 PM

I am sure that baby will be dragging this quilt around for years! (In a good way.)

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Date: 3/5/13 5:04 PM

Hi, I just came across your post. I am going to make one of these. What type of light batting did you use? Thanks

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Date: 3/5/13 7:43 PM

I think that it is very neat it's so colorful without being to busy. I'm sure a baby would love it.

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Date: 3/5/13 7:47 PM

So cute, I love the giraffe. What a great gift!

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Date: 3/5/13 9:09 PM

Babies love bright colors. They don't believe that any bright color or print clashes with any other one, they just love it. What a wonderful present.

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Date: 3/5/13 10:05 PM

Very nice ... congrats....

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