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12 Cathedral Window Quilt Patterns

Check out this collection of cathedral window quilt blocks and quilt ideas.

By: Mollyhall Seeley, Editor, FaveQuilts.com
12 Cathedral Window Quilt Patterns

A cathedral window quilt pattern is a gorgeous traditional quilt block which uses folding and stitching to create three-dimensional "window" designs.

Cathedral window blocks are a great way to add an elegant twist to your quilts, as they give you the freedom to play with various fabric patterns and combinations.

Cathedral window quilt patterns also give a quilt a complicated look without requiring too complicated a process. Make stunning, clever projects with a faux cathedral window block that gives you all the aesthetic with less of the work.

Cathedral Window Quilts

Church Picnic Quilt
  • Church Picnic QuiltThis gorgeous cathedral window quilt pattern comes alive with colorful quilt fabric, but still maintains the appeal of vintage quilt patterns.
  • Cathedral Stars QuiltThe Cathedral Stars Quilt is an intricate two block star quilt that draws inspiration from a stained glass cathedral window.
  • Cathedral Window PlaymatIf you're looking for an original idea for a small handmade quilt gift to bring to a baby shower, you'll adore this amazing Cathedral Window Baby Playmat.
  • Upcycled Denim Rag QuiltBONUS! ​Refashion all of your old blue jeans into this Upcycled Denim Rag Quilt! This rag quilt pattern has frayed seams and is made of scraps of denim and colorful fabrics to create an upbeat quilting design with a homemade feel. 

Cathedral Window Quilt Blocks

Heavenly Cathedral Window Star Block
  • Heavenly Cathedral Window Star BlockCombine the classic elegance of the cathedral windows quilt pattern with the attention-grabbing look of a star quilt to make the Heavenly Cathedral Window Star Block.
  • Cathedral Windows Remix BlockA bold and very contemporary approach to this is with the Cathedral Windows Remix Block.
  • A Stellar Charm BlockDazzle friends and family when you incorporate this design for A Stellar Charm Block into your next quilt project.

Faux Cathedral Window Quilt Patterns

Flora Modular Cathedral Block
  • Flora Modular Cathedral BlockThe Flora Modular Cathedral Block is a colorful block made with rolled bias edges rather than templates and curved piecing.
  • Denim Cathedral Window Pillow Part 1The Denim Cathedral Window Pillow uses old jeans and pretty fabrics to create a patchwork pillow with a faux cathedral windows quilt pattern.
  • Groovy Modular Cathedral BlockUse bright colors against white sashing for a bold look with this Groovy Modular Cathedral Block.
  • Orange Windows Quilt BlockThe Orange Windows Quilt Block looks similar to more complicated quilt block patterns with curved piecing, but it's actually a much easier applique block.
  • BONUS! This beautiful, understated design allows for a lot of creativity and fun. The Cathedral Windows in Springtime quilt takes that element of fun and combines it with the fresh start of spring.

Easy Cathedral Window Quilt Blocks

Short Cut for Cathedral Windows
  • Luckily, there's the Short Cut for Cathedral Windows that demonstrates how you can cut down your work time and make a whole series of cathedral window quilt patterns.
  • Opposing Waves Cathedral WindowPiecing together free cathedral window quilt patterns will be super easy once you read the directions within this fantastic guide.

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I think cathedral window blocks are so beautiful, but they're so difficult to find online. Thanks so much for rounding up these projects!

I love this style of quilt. Great collection!


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