Quilt a Cathedral Window Quilt! For best results use OLFA tools! by Paul Leger April 24, 2023 written by Paul Leger April 24, 2023 232 I’m fortunate to have been to Notre-Dame de Paris twice over the years. Both times I was just in awe of the Cathedral’s Rosette windows. With all the media coverage over the past two weeks showing the progress with the Cathedral’s restoration, I knew what I wanted to do – a simple version of a Cathedral Window Quilt. This week’s posts will be short and as always, easy to follow. This is a great sew day or retreat project as the tools you need are easy to carry, and the project is not complicated. Cathedral window quilt This quilt measures 20” x 20”. Here are some of the tools you need for this week. OLFA 41⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler OLFA 61⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler OLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler OLFA 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat OLFA Square Rotating Cutting Mat OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter OLFA Compass Circle Cutter OLFA 45mm Splash Handle Rotary Cutter OLFA 18mm Stainless Steel Rotary Blades KAI 1000 Series 51⁄2″ Embroidery Scissors SCHMETZ Piecing and Quilting Needles Pack Gütermann Cotton 50wt Thread 250m – Lt. Slate Gütermann Cotton 50wt Thread 250m – Ivory Supplies for this week’s quilt project The fabric I’m using are leftover fabrics from another project for which I cut too many 8½” strips; these are perfect for this week’s quilt. You need 1¼ yd of two contrasting fabrics to create this quilt. Note: You can also use large scraps of fabric from your stash. Two contrasting fabrics Using the OLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler, the OLFA 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat and the OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter, cut 16 – 8½” x 8½” squares from each fabric. Cut 16 – 8½” x 8½” squares from both fabrics. Using an edge of the OLFA 121⁄2″ square ruler, from corner to corner, mark an X on the back of each square. Mark an X on the back of each 8½” x 8½” squares. Day one finished. As mentioned at the beginning of the post, this one is short and quick. With only three tools, the OLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler, the OLFA 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat and the OLFA 45mm Rotary Cutter, the squares are cut and marked. Only three OLFA tools needed to cut and mark squares. Tomorrow I’ll cut circles using the OLFA Square Rotating Cutting Mat and the OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter. This is part 1 of 5 in this series Go to part 2: Going in circles with the OLFA rotary circle cutter – What fun! Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs465cathedral window quiltfree quilt patternsfree quilt tutorialGütermann Cotton 50wt Thread 250m - Lt. SlateGütermann Cotton 50wt Thread 250m – IvoryGÜTERMANN threadsKAI 1000 Series Embroidery Scissors - 51⁄2″ (14cm)notionsOLFAOLFA 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler; OLFA QR-4S - 41⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic RulerOLFA CMP-1 - Compass Circle CutterOLFA CMP-3 - Rotary Circle CutterOLFA QR-12S - 121⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic RulerOLFA QR-6S - 61⁄2″ Square Frosted Acrylic RulerOLFA RB18-2 - Stainless Steel Rotary Blades 18mm - 2 packOLFA RM-12S - Square Rotating Cutting MatOLFA RM-CG AQA - 12″ x 18″ Double Sided Rotary Mat – AquaOLFA RTY-2/C - Splash Handle Rotary Cutter 45mm – AquaquiltsschmetzSCHMETZ #1856 Piecing and Quilting Needles Pack Carded - Assorted - 5 countthreads FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Paul Leger I took my first quilting course in September 1994 in Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where I was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, I joined my first guild. I took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become my passion. I have made over 150 more quilts since then, and have never looked back. I now share my knowledge of quilting by teaching and doing presentations, and blogging! previous post Choosing a quilting design for your quilt | Movement and dimension next post Going in circles with the OLFA rotary circle cutter – What fun! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... The trick to quilting for texture | Double... Create texture with thread painting and invisible thread... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.