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Take your patchwork to the next level with cathedral window quilt blocks!
Hand stitching the windows
You can also use tiny slipstitches to hand stitch the window edges down. These stitches can be as much as a ¼in apart but make sure that your ‘edge catching’ stitch goes straight over the edge rather than at a slant. When hand stitching you do not need to go all the way through to the bottom layers, meaning that the window will seem to ‘float’ above the background. This also means that you can use a contrasting fabric to fill in the elliptical shapes between the windows. Cut a piece of fabric the same size as the space you will fill but with a ¼in seam allowance all the way around. Slip this under the window edges and pin in place. Now slipstitch the other side of the window edge to secure. This extra fabric can add a whole new dimension to your Cathedral Windows.