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Shelley Swanland takes Cathedral Windows to a new level with her surefire ALL machine stitched technique. She has published 2 books. Her first book, Machine Stitched Cathedral Windows, updating an old favorite, introduced her technique and her second, Machine Stitched Cathedral Stars has taken squares, rectangles, diamonds, or kite-shaped pieces turned them into stunning star shapes.

Machine-Stitched Cathedral Windows Cover

 

Machine-Stitched Cathedral Windows
Updating an Old Favorite

Author: Shelley Swanland

Pages:96
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Cover: Soft & Full Color
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Item Code: 4e1850
Weight: 1.10 lb

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Cathedral Windows is a classic pattern that has stood the test of time with quilters. But if you lack time or hate handwork, Cathedral Windows has ever been for you-until now! Explore an exciting, new approach to Cathedral Windows, using a grid system that makes the design simpler, faster, and more versatile than ever before. And best of all, now you can create Cathedral windows completely by machine!

Discover How To:

  • Create 12 beautiful Cathedral Windows quilts, using step-by-step instructions, clear illustrations, and full-size templates
  • Use a special foundation-grid system to make innovative designs not possible with traditional methods
  • Vary your fabric choices on the three different levels-the window frames, window panes, and background-for beautiful, intricate results
Table of Contents:
Introduction
4
Creating a Traditional Look
20
General Instructions
5
Classic Windows
21
Cutting the Pieces
5
Peaches and cream
24
Assembling the Foundation and Frames
7
Festive Windows
27
Square Frames
7
Introducing Diamonds and Rectangles
30
Diamond and Combination Frames
11
Denim Diamonds
31
Isometric Grid Frames
12
Gothic Windows
34
Pressing
13
Combining Shapes and Creating New Ones
38
Adding Borders
13
Mystical Windows
39
Mitered Borders
14
Starry Night
43
Log Cabin Borders
14
Cathedral Heart
46
Piecing the Backing
15
Celestial View
51
Basting the Quilt
15
Using and Isometric Grid
55
Tacking the Frames
16
Garden Windows
56
Quilting the Frames and Borders
16
Tumbling Windows
56
Finishing the Quilt
18
Tumbling Stars
64
  Templates
68
  About the Author
96

Machine Stitched Cathedral Stars

 

Machine Stitched Cathedral Stars

Author: Shelley Swanland
Pages: 96
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Cover: Soft & Full Color
Publisher: That Patchwork Place
Item Code: 4e1870
Weight: 1.10 lb

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A Traditional Favorite with a Twist — Now Made Easy by Machine

Believe it or not, these complex-looking quilts are stitched completely by machine! The same foundation-grid techniques introduced in Shelley Swanland's first book, Machine-Stitched Cathedral Windows, are now used to create glorious stars.

  • Breathe new life into traditional designs with machine piecing—12 step-by-step projects show you how
  • Create the illusion of "floating" star blocks with special fabric-selection techniques
  • Sew square, rectangles, diamonds, or kite-shaped pieces into stunning star shapes—they're a snap to stitch with Shelley's surefire technique

Checkerboard Stars, Stars on Fire, Exotic Diamond Star—now you can make all of these stunning patterns with the speed of your sewing machine!

Example 1Example 2 Example 3

Table of Contents:

Introduction
5
Part Three
42
Part One
The Blocks
43

General Instructions

6
spacerCathedral Star
44
spacerCutting the Pieces
7
spacerSplit Cathedral Star
46
spacerMaking the Foundations and Frames
8
The Quilts  
spacerFinishing the Edges
13
spacerShells, Stars, and Stone
52
spacerUsing the Blocks to Create Quilts
14
spacerInterlocking Stars
55
spacerAdding Windowpanes and Borders
15
spacerMidnight Glow
58
spacerFinishing Your Quilt
17
spacerHoliday Magic
58
Part Two
21
Part Four  

Floating the Windows, Creating Stars

22
Introducing the Diamond Star, creating Multiple Stars
64
THE BLOCKS
23
The Blocks
65
spacerFloating Window
24
spacerDiamond Star
66
spacerFloating Star
25
spacerDiamond-Edge Cathedral Star
67
spacerSplit Floating Star
26
spacerDiamond-Edge Morning Star
69
spacerFloating Window/Star Combination
27
spacerDiamond-Edge Twilight Star
71
THE QUILTS
  The Quilts  
spacerFloating Windows
29
spacerExotic Diamond Star
73

spacerCheckerboard Stars

32
spacerAutumn Stars
76
spacerStars All Around
35
spacerStar Sampler
79
spacerStars on Fire
38
spacerA Window Full of Stars
82
    Patterns
85
    About the Author
96