Easy Cathedral Topper
Learn this technique and you can make a project as big or as little as you wish. It’s easy.
• 2/ 3 yard each yellow and blue tonals* • 11/ 3 yards rose floral print* • Thread • Template material • 61/2" square ruler or template • Spray starch • Removable-ink pen • Pinking shears • 9( 7/ 8"- diameter) buttons (optional) • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Toscana and Julia’s Garden fabric collections from Northcott used to make sample.
Apply spray starch to fabrics and press before cutting.
From yellow & blue tonals: • Cut 2 (10" by fabric width) strips from each fabric. Subcut strips into 8 (10") B squares each fabric.
From rose floral print: • Cut 4 (10" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 16 (10") A squares.
PREPARING THE CIRCLES
1. Prepare complete circle template using pattern given. Center and trace around the template with a removableink pen onto the wrong side of all A squares; do not cut. 2. Draw a 3" line approximately 7/8" down from the edge of each circle, parallel to a side of the square (assuring straight of grain), as shown in Figure 1. Note: If fabric is directional, do not mark the 3" lines on any sides of the circles that you want to be on the outside edges of the topper.
3. Place a marked A square right sides together with a B square; pin to hold.
4. Stitch on the marked circle line on A as shown in Figure 2. 5. Using pinking shears, trim a scant 1/4" from the stitching line. 6. Cut a slash through only the A piece on the marked line as shown in Figure 3.
7. Turn the circle right side out through the 3" slashed opening; press edges flat and smooth.
8. Repeat steps 3–7 to complete a total of 16 turned circles.
9. Center the 61/2" square ruler or template on the A side of a turned circle parallel to the slashed opening. Using the removable-ink pen, trace as shown in Figure 4.
10. Repeat step 9 with all turned circles.
Figure 4 Figure 2 Figure 1 Figure 3