Quilt a Cathedral Window Quilt! For best results use OLFA tools!

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 412″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler

OLFA 612″ Square Frosted Acrylic Ruler

OLFA 1212″ 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 1212″ 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 1212″ 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 1212″ 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!

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