Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt

I know I really shouldn’t keep feeding my obsession with flannel, but when I saw this quilt I couldn’t resist.  There is something very striking about bright fabrics against a black background, and, in the case of this Cabin Windows Flannel Quilt, you get that stunning affect plus the cozy comfort of flannel!  Definitely a win-win.  I didn’t stand a chance!

Sue’s ingenious design makes each “window” look like stained glass complete with leading–what a fun way to use our Quilter’s Candy Flannel basics.

When I saw that the window block construction was done using partial seams I almost got scared off.  But my love of flannel overcame my fear and I jumped in.  As it turned out, my fear was unfounded: the construction made perfect sense once I started, and things fit together very nicely.  After I completed one block I quit fretting and got into a nice rhythm for finishing the rest.

I absolutely love the way it came out and my flannel obsession is satisfied…for now



  1. Stephanie Dunphy - April 24, 2014

    I heart flannel too. What a gorgeous quilt — happy colors for doldrum days.

  2. Ann - April 24, 2014

    Sue’s pattern is so striking and looks great in flannels.Cute picture of you snuggling with your new cozy quilt!

  3. Alisha - April 24, 2014

    You’re so cute, Laraine! I wonder where your next flannel fix will come from. You did a great job on this quilt!

  4. Amanda Best - April 24, 2014

    That is gorgeous! Great job, Laraine! I love the stained glass look, too.

  5. Bianca Bradley - April 24, 2014


  6. Jan Gardner - April 25, 2014

    Is this a kit? Just instructions? Book of designs? Tell me more,please!

    • Laraine - April 25, 2014

      Hi Jan, Yes, it is a kit that comes with instructions. The easiest way to get there is to click on either photo (it will open a new window taking you to the kit web page).

  7. Teresa - April 26, 2014

    I love flannel too. I thought I was the only one!

  8. Dianne - April 29, 2014

    When I first started quilting (long time ago) I was told you can’t use flannel. We’ll you proved them wrong. It’s a beautiful quilt and I still use flannel.

    • Laraine - April 29, 2014

      Wow, I’d never heard that before. I think my second ever quilt was flannel and I’ve done many others since then. Even when I do a regular flat cotton top I often opt for a flannel back if it is going to be a lap size.

  9. Teri - April 29, 2014

    It’s AMAZING! What a fun colorful project!

  10. Ann - April 30, 2014

    Black and bright colors are definitely a favorite at my cutting table. It’s hard for me to resist, because I love how the colors POP!!!!

  11. debra - October 6, 2014

    I tried buying the kit a few months ago and they ran out. I have spent hours searching on the internet for a similar pattern. I would gladly pay you for a copy of the instructions or make a donation to your favorite charity. PLEASE help me find this pattern.

  12. Patricia - November 6, 2014

    I think I may have gotten the last Cabin Windows kit. Requests for the pattern appear to have gone unanswered at Susan Terpin’ s website as well. If permitted by the designer and CT, I will share my copy of the instructions. My personal tips for making this quilt would be to keep all the pieces labeled and in a container to avoid excess handling, use a new cutting wheel and change needles often as they will quickly dull. I did not prewash, but tested a two inch square instead and it did not shrink. If I where to make this quilt again, using flannel, I would enlarge the measurements by 1/2 ” and piece with the serger. Since this was my first flannel quilt and the instruction states 1/4″ seams, I believe I will need to take extra precautions for quilting as well as laundering. It is a beauty.

    • Alisha - November 6, 2014

      Hi Patricia,

      Thank you for sharing your comment with us! We reached out to Debra directly and she has received a copy of the pattern. We do appreciate the gesture and hope you have a great day!