Table Topper

Here's a cute little table topper to  add some color to your fall table and spruce up your fall decor.

Table Topper Photo 1

This is an easy project and can be made from a variety of colors, patterns or themes of fabric.

A large-scale print was used for the blocks and border.  The black background is printed with various pieces of fruit including grapes, strawberries, apples, lemons, oranges and cherries.  These large blocks are 9 inch squares.

The sashing is a 3 inch wide piece with three tones of yellow that looks similar to gingham check.  The corner stones are 3 inch squares made from a two tone orange.  The dark orange forms kind of a cross-hatch design on the fabric.

The border was made 3½ inches wide so 3 inches show after the binding is done.

When you make a table topper, it is a good ides to use a flat batting so plates, cups and glasses can sit on the table without wobbling or tipping over.  A cotton batting, flannel or a thin polyester batting work nicely for this type of project.

Table Topper Photo 2

The entire piece was meandered when quilted to add strength to the piece.  This small piece may need to be laundered often as it has the potential to be spilled on!!!

This table topper is so quick and easy it can be made in one day.  This is also a great sized project if you have been looking for something to try your hand at free motion quilting on your sewing machine.  Of course it could also be hand quilted or taken to your long arm quilter to be finished. 

 Feel free to try this project in different sizes.  If you have a large table you could use six large blocks instead of four.  You could even make a table runner by making a single row of three or four blocks, depending on the length of your table. 

Have fun.  Make several for the holidays or change of seasons.  You might even want to make one to use  when you celebrate birthdays!!

Happy Quilting,
Laurel

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