Easy Cathe­dral Top­per

Learn this tech­nique and you can make a project as big or as lit­tle as you wish. It’s easy.

Quilter's World - - Done In One -


• 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.


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

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