Saturday, March 24, 2007

My Table Toppers
sorry I'm just getting here - I've been sewing!

Spring Table Topper: approx 31 ½ x 31 ½

13 5” charms
½ yard background fabric (yellow pin dot)
3/8 yard for inner border and binding (yellow)
½ yard for outer border
1 yard for backing

Cut 2 5” strips from background fabric
Subcut into 13 5” squares

Cut 2 1 ¾ “ strips for inner border

Cut 3 5” strips for outer border

Cut 4 2” strips for binding (I prefer 2” binding strips)

Pair a 5” charm with a 5” background square and make four patches in the manner I described on here. This will yield 26 four patches (you’ll only need 25)

Sew the four patches 5 across and 5 rows down
Add the inner border
Add the outer border

Democracy Table Topper: approx 33 1/2" x 33 1/2"

18 5” charms
½ yard for inner border and binding
½ yard for outer border
1 yard for backing

Cut 3 1 ¾” strips for inner border
Cut 3 4” strips for outer border

Pair 2 5” charms and make four patches in the manner I described on here. This will yield 36 four patches.

Sew the four patches 6 across and 6 rows down
Add the inner border
Add the outer border

Enjoy! If you have any questions please, please do not hesitate to ask and I'll try to answer. :-)

I'm really pleased that you like my simple table toppers. Stay tuned I have lots more planned.

10 comments:

Nadine said...

WooooHooo ! THANKS, dear !
That's what I call a treat!
I will certainly have a try, when I return. You inspired me with your idea of one topper for each month. Meanwhile it's a great way to use my stash... (I'm very good at excuses, don't you think ?)....

Biiig hugs & smiles !
NADINE

Nadine said...

Ooops, I forgot this :
I love your : "lots more planned" ! Yeah !

Nadine

Angie said...

You're the best, girlfriend!!! :D Thanks you sooo much for interrupting valuable sewing time to post these instructions for us. :) We truly are grateful, ya know? :D Can't wait to see what else you come up with! I've been outside all week and haven't sewn a stitch. :( Can't wait to try your topper, tho. :)

Dawn said...

Such fun! Your stuff is always so wonderful!

Sweet P said...

Thanks for the directions. Now I just need my sewing room repaired so I can get back to sewing again.

Katrina said...

Thank you for posting the pattern. Very nice of you :)

Judy said...

Thank you so much for the instructions. Now I just need to find that new sewing machine. I'm on a tight budget so any suggestions? You sight is so much fun I look forward to reading it. I'm fairly new and still reading past posts to "catch up".

Carole said...

Thanks for the pattern. Now I know what I need to send you for those table toppers! ;o) I was just checking out your tutorial, I think I'm just wipped from my busy weekend cuz I don't get it! Off to bed! Keep well and Happy quilting!

lappemor said...

Thank you! I will bring one of my charm packs to our "sew together" tonight and try it out :)

Quilting Kim said...

Thanks for posting the instructions for the table toppers - they are just so darned cute and a great use for those charm packs that are so addictive. Now, if I could only whip them up as quickly as you do..

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