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How To Make Cathedral Windows By Machine And Thread Paint with Lisa Ellis | Making A Contemporary Chinese Coins Quilt

(Show 2907) Lisa Ellis loves her grandmother's cathedral window quilt, but found the traditional method of making it too time consuming. As an engineer, Lisa designed a mock cathedral block that is a ‘quilt as you go’ machine-sewn method using charm squares. She also shares tips for adding thread painted lettering to your quilt project. Ricky also teaches how to make a contemporary Chinese Coins quilt.

Art Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Piecing, Strip Piecing, Free Motion Quilting, Thread Painting

Product List:
Wonder Clips
Moda Charm Packs
Quilters Select Glass Head Pins (Extra Fine)
Quilters Select Wool Batting
By Annie Stiletto & Pressing Tool
BERNINA Walking Foot
Pellon 930

Claire Castle
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Great show! Coin quilt a great way to use scraps and / or stash. Oh wow the cathedral quilts were terrific, I will be trying this method . Thank you all ?

janet brown
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So how do you put a big cathedral window quilt together if you quilt as you go

Lisa Ellis    janet brown
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Great question! I sew the sections together - through all three layers. Then press the seams open. On the back, I cover the seams with strips which I hand sew in place.

sandra sorenson    janet brown
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my question too! Love it but would like to do a large one is there any special tricks to working it into a large quilt?

Marilyn Dickson
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No picture with Ricky on the Chinese coin quilt. Can hear just fine but not see. Disappointed

Lisa Ellis
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Thanks for inviting me to be a guest on the show. It was an honor and so much fun sharing my quilts with Alex, Ricky, the whole crew, and now our quilting community.

Christine Marshall    Lisa Ellis
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This was such a special show for me! Loved your version of cathedral windows. Healing quilts started by Vicki Pignatelli, understanding a little more of the transition to Virginia. Could you please enlighten me the word used to describe the...

This was such a special show for me! Loved your version of cathedral windows. Healing quilts started by Vicki Pignatelli, understanding a little more of the transition to Virginia. Could you please enlighten me the word used to describe the stacking of rocks? I have a pattern and first saw them while living in CT. I am so impressed the many times in the Old Testament of this practice, to remember the Lord working in their life.
Thank you so enjoyed Lisa’s creative spirit and heart.

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Lisa Ellis    Christine Marshall
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The word I like for the stacked rocks is Cairn. I love coming across them on trails and at the beach. How interesting that you saw them in CT. I hope you will make your own in a quilt.

Marsha Eckerman
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Very inspirational! Can’t wait to try this new method for doing cathédral windows!

Beth Andrews
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I have used Rick’s method for stabilizing rows / columns for years, both to attach sashings and borders. I have always called it my “half and half and half and half” method - constantly dividing the lengths by half to ease in fullness and...

I have used Rick’s method for stabilizing rows / columns for years, both to attach sashings and borders. I have always called it my “half and half and half and half” method - constantly dividing the lengths by half to ease in fullness and guarantee that the less stable elements (coins, blocks, etc.) end up the correct length. I also NEVER actually measure my borders. (I have a math disability and inability to remember numbers from one minute to the next.) I simply find the one place I want to use as the final measurement (usually the center of the quilt) and cut all sashings or borders to that exact length. They always work beautifully.

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Cathy Harper
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Unable to see the program. Your guy with the pie was frozen on the screen for the whole show. Voice was good.

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