- 6 squares of fabric for the Cathedral Window blocks, which will form the sides of the cube (I started out with 7.5" squares; folded to about 3.25")
- 12 squares of fabric to set in the "windows" (Mine ended up being 2" squares)
- Stuffing (I used scraps of quilt batting)
- Needle and thread
- Straight pins
- Rotary cutting supplies, or a pen and a ruler
Step 1: Make 6 Cathedral Window squares. I used this tutorial. There are plenty of others on making Cathedral Window blocks, so we'll start off with the blocks already assembled. Lay them out in a pattern that will form a cube:
Step 2: Sew the blocks together.
You can use a whip stitch or a running stitch. You won't see the seams once the second fabric is in place.
Step 3: Sew in the first five windows.
Close up of pinning:
Step 4: Now that the first set of windows are sewn in, we'll start assembling the cube shape.
Flip it over:
Fold the left side up to create the cube. In this example, 2 will become the bottom of the cube, and 4 will become the lid. (Numbers are for demonstration purposes only; you don't need them.)
Here the sides are pinned together so it will sit upright:
Step 5: Sew up the seams that were pinned in the previous step and then sew in the windows. Rather than doing all the seams at once, I did a seam and then a window to make it easier to work with.
Step 6: Stuff the cube. I used scraps of quilt batting cut into squares to help maintain a cube shape.
Step 7: Sew the lid shut and sew in the window.
Step 8: Sew the last two seams and windows. Sewing them one at a time makes it easier to handle.
Now you have a complete cube!