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Cathedral Window Pincushion
By Foot Loose & Fancy Free Patterns

  • FREE
  • 3" & 4"
  • PDF
  • Beginner

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“Cathedral Window Pincushion” is the ideal project to use up all those small beautiful pieces of fabric that you just can’t turn loose. Fat quarters make the ideal pincushion.

The “Cathedral Window” quilting techniques and the pincushion are surely not my invention or design. I just wanted to show a sampling of how I present my patterns to you in PDF format and to give you a sampling of my work.

The “Cathedral Window” was called “Daisy Block” in a 1933 Aunt Martha’s publication and called “Attic Windows” in an ad from Old Chelsea Station 1933. Also, a  quilt answering the description of “Cathedral Window” was seen at the Chicago World's Fair of 1933. Another funny name for it was “Pain in the Neck”. It became more popular and was given the name “Cathedral Window” in the 70’s.

If you follow my tutorial it will not become a “Pain in the Neck”.

This is a pay it forward gift so feel free to share it with your friends. I just ask that you do not charge anyone for it or copy it as your own to sell.

Templates and or measurements are given for two sizes. Small and large. If you mix up the print of your large exterior pieces you can get at least 8 pincushions out of 4 fat quarters.

When looking for pretty buttons in your stash or to purchase, look for large for the front and smaller to match for the back. I have found that the back side is sometimes just as pretty as the front side because it shows more of the print.

The number one tip to make this pattern easier is to use a glue stick and be generous with the amount.

To purchase or view my patterns  please visit my web site

www.footloosenfancyfree.com

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Medium original cover
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Medium original cover
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Medium original cover
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I do not have a fairy tale or quaint story to tell. I am just a hard working mother of 5 children and now I am raising 2 teen granddaughters. I have a great husband who even finds time after his long day to compliment me on my sewing designs.

I started sewing in the third grade. I have been sewing for over 50 years. My daughter and granddaughters still kid me about being a fashion designer when I criticize their choice of attire. I am ancient in their eyes. Most of my designs are from when I sewed for my daughter 30 years ago. That makes me and my designs VINTAGE!

Over the years, I have studied many different and correct sewing techniques. I started out with basic sewing for 4H club competition and later learned couture sewing techniques for state contests. I started college with sewing and design contest scholarships, majoring in fashion design but later switched to business. When my daughter was little, I went to sewing school and learned French hand and machine sewing techniques and smocking. My patterns will show how to accomplish many of these techniques. The patterns will give you the choices of just basic sewing on a plain sewing machine, options for finer sewing techniques and tips on sewing with a serger. All of my patterns are designed and written with the beginner seamstress in mind.