Christmas in July continues with a week of holiday-themed tutorials! Stop by each day this week to see the featured tutorial and find out how you can enter to win the fabric line being used!
Today we're featuring a table topper tutorial using Maria Kalinowski's Joyful collection. Rich red, deep green, black, cream and metallic accents--this line is certainly full of joy! It has a fun stripe for fussy-cutting, but we think the star of the show is the print we've used in the outer border.
|Table topper measures 33" square|
A closer look at the fabrics used:
1/4 yard floral stripe
1/4 yard green scroll
1/3 yard red scroll
1/4 yard cream berry
3/4 yard red/black ornament print
2/3 yard black solid (includes binding)
1-1/4 yards backing fabric
39" square of batting
4" square of fusible web
From the floral stripe:
Fussy-cut (4) 6-1/2" squares, centering the berries and leaves as shown
From the green scroll:
(2) 2-1/2" x 42" strips; recut into (2) 2-1/2" x 18-1/2" strips and (2) 2-1/2" x 14-1/2" strips
From the red scroll:
(1) 2-1/2" square
(3) 2" x 42" strips; recut into (50) 2" squares
From the cream berry:
(1) 2-1/2" square
(2) 2" x 42" strips; recut into (25) 2" x 3-1/2" pieces
From the red/black ornament print:
Fussy-cut (4) 5-1/4" x 23-1/2" strips as shown
From the black solid:
(1) 5-1/4" x 42" strip; recut into (4) 5-1/4" squares
(4) 2-1/4" x 42" strips for binding
(4) 1-1/2" x 42" strips; recut into (2) 1-1/2" x 23-1/2" strips, (2) 1-1/2" x 21-1/2" strips, (2) 1-1/2" x 14-1/2" strips, and (2) 1-1/2" x 12-1/2" strips
Make the Table Topper:
Step 1: Sew the (4) 6-1/2" fussy-cut squares together in pairs, aligning the fabric design, and then join the pairs to create the quilt center.
Step 2: From the remaining red/black ornament print, loosely cut out around a medallion shape. Following manufacturer's directions, adhere fusible web to the back of the medallion and cut out neatly around shape.
Step 3: Fuse to the middle of the quilt center.
Step 5: Sew the 2-1/2" x 14-1/2" green scroll strips to the sides of the quilt center. Sew the 2-1/2" x 18-1/2" green scroll strips to the top and bottom.
Step 6: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the red scroll squares.
Step 7: Lay the marked 2-1/2" red scroll square right sides together on the 2-1/2" cream berry square. Sew 1/4" on either side of the marked line. Cut on the line and press each half-square triangle unit open. Trim to measure 2" square.
Step 8: Lay a marked 2" red scroll square right sides together on the left side of a 2" x 3-1/2" cream berry piece. Sew on the drawn line, trim 1/4" past the seam, and press open.
Step 9: In the same way, position a marked square on the right end of the cream berry piece so the line is parallel to the first seam line. Sew on the line, trim, and press open.
Step 10: Make a total of (13) right-angled stripe units with red in the upper left and lower right corners.
Step 11: In the same way, position a marked square on the right side of a 2" x 3-1/2" cream berry piece as shown, sew and press. Repeat on the left corner, making sure the seams are parallel. Make a total of (12) left-angled stripe units.
Finished right-angled stripe unit (top--make 13)
and left-angled stripe unit (bottom--make 12)
Step 13: For the bottom border, Sew together (6) right-angled stripe units and then add a HST to the right end. Sew to the bottom of the quilt top.
Step 14: To make the left side border, sew together (6) left-angled stripe units and then add a HST to the top. Sew to the left side of the quilt top.
Step 15: To make the top border, sew together (7) right-angled stripe units and add to the quilt top.
Step 16: Sew 1-1/2" x 21-1/2" black strips to the sides of the quilt. Sew 1-1/2" x 23-1/2" black strips to the top and bottom.
Step 18: Layer the quilt top with batting and backing, baste, and quilt as desired. Use the (4) 2-1/4" x 42" black strips to bind the table topper. Enjoy!
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