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.

  13. Cindy - August 20, 2016

    I would also love to purchase this pattern, Cabin Windows quilt. Is it possible to have it emailed or sent to my mailing address? It is so beautiful!!! Thank you so much.