Another Quilted Table Topper got finished today. Small projects are fun to make, enough to get all the fun feeling of making it to the finish line, and also a great project to learn new skills. I usually use small quilted projects to top all kinds of furniture in my home.
At this point, I may have a little more than I needed, so this one is going to be gifted someday! It’ll go in my bucket of gifts to give away.
This one is a project from March 2021 Sew Sampler Box. I love the fabric. The pattern called for 2 charm packs as received in the Sew Sampler Box and I had to add some yardages for the background and the accent fabric.
Spinning the Seam Flat
This was such a fun project and I had fun making the little 9 patches. To make sure the seams are not too thick, I press the seam in a spin to ensure that there were less bulk which makes it easier to quilt.
You can see what I mean by that in the video below:
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Free Motion Quilting Echoing Leaves Motif
If you are in Free Motion Quilting Bootcamp, there’s a practice template for this motif in the workbook.
I love how this motif adds textures to the quilt, and it is dense enough for my liking and easy to do under a domestic machine.
You can read more tips on free motion quilting with a domestic machine and all the essentials I used HERE>
The quilting process took about 2 hours but was surely a relaxed one. It was an easy design as it was very organic and flexible. I spread the 2 hours in 3 days, quilting here and there whenever I have a few minutes to spare. It took 3 full bobbins to complete the quilting as it is pretty dense.
Stripy fabric to the rescue. I love to stash on stripes, hence I usually go over the SALE section here and stock up for some whenever there’s a good stripe fabric. This time I purposely made the binding a little wider, just to frame the quilt a little more since there are no borders.
I love how you can easily brighten up a table with a quilted table topper. I wouldn’t eat on it, but it is nice to freshen the table when the table is not in use.
Would you eat on your quilted table topper?
Probably controversial. Some say use your quilt.. but really, I would use them when cuddling in but for eating on, maybe not. But I think having a plastic cover on them is an option.
Labeling the Quilted Table Topper
I was inspired to try out the method for labeling shared by Emily Dennis HERE. I didn’t do exactly as hers, but I tweaked it so that it is blending with the binding and I’d say it turned out pretty good! I’ll share a tutorial on how I put this as I put the binding soon.
I used one of the labels I custom made and this new template is coming to Quilt Label Wizard as a bonus soon! If you are already in Quilt Label Wizard, you’ll be notified of the new bonus, but if you are not yet in the course, come and join us and never miss labeling your quilt next time.
I love how subtle it is in the binding.
A finish is always worth celebrating!
One quilt flimsy is done, and several more are waiting. But a finish is worth celebrating!
I as well like making a wide binding as it frames the quilt nicely. I also liked Emily Dennis’ way of sewing in a label that I am giving it a try on my next quilt. Your table topper looks great. I love the quilting.
You are correct – a finish is worth celebrating! I have this pattern and fabric, also from the Sew Sampler box. I’m going to get it out and sew it soon. This is a nice size to try free-motion quilting, which I want to do. Yours turned out lovely! I usually do use my table toppers, but they are on side tables (not for eating on, I agree). I just love to look at quilts that I have made and change them out occasionally.