This is a really fast and very easy table topper to whip up for tomorrow’s open house or that last minute gift. All you need are 5 coordinating fabrics, just a few strips of each one. I have seen this done with all the same size strips, but I think it has a little more interest if there are more than one width used in the project, so here’s what you need to make this one. You’ll use small strips just the length you need. I have given you the total length you’ll need, but these strips do not need to be sewn together. Usually one or two WOF strips will do the job. You may have to piece a strip to have enough total length if you are using fat quarters.
Main Focus fabric red rose print for center and binding – One 6-1/2” x 7-1/2” rectangle, and strips for binding 2-1/2” wide by about 75 inches long.
First ring – red on cream print – 2” wide strip x about 42” total length
Second ring – green print – 2 “ wide strips x about 55” total length
Third ring – red print – 1-1/2” wide strips x about 60” total length
Fourth ring – holly print – 3” wide x about 84” total length
Start by cutting a hexagon measuring 6-1/2 inches from flat side to the opposite flat side. You can use a hexagon shaped cutting ruler, like I have, or make a paper template with a 60-degree ruler. Fussy cut a nice center patch.
Take your first strip, put it right sides together with one edge of the hexagon allowing a bit of the strip to go past the edge of the hexagon. Sew.
Press to the center.
Now, using the edges of the hexagon as a guide, trim the first piece.
Trim both sides.
Add your next strip the same way.
Continue adding strips (log cabin style), pressing to the center, and trimming the angles until the first ring is done.
Continue with the next four rings in the same manner. Quilt as you like. This small topper is easy to quilt with a domestic machine by just doing stitch in the ditch. If you like, you can do an all over meander, or use a pantograph on a longarm. Bind in the usual way.
So cute on a side table with some Christmas decorations.
It is just the right size for a kitchen counter and a small table top tree.
A fast start to your holiday projects, and it could easily translate to other color schemes too, blue and silver, green and gold, or whatever you like! Happy Holiday Sewing!
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