Table toppers are easy and quick to make. It is such a nice feeling to make an entire quilted project quickly and have that wonderful warm feeling of “yeah, it is done”. That is how I feel about this Simple Christmas Table Topper.
Making this Simple Christmas Table Topper:
Obviously the strips and center squares could be cut the size you need. But I used 2.5″ beige center blocks, and 1.75″ strips in green and red.
The front pieces were all from the scrap bin. The backing was a piece from the stash.
The blocks are super easy to piece. Sew a strip of one color (green) on the two parallel sides of the squares. Iron. Sew the other color (red) on the two parallel sides of the squares. Iron. Repeat until the block is the size you want.
The border I added was cut 4″ wide. I really like the cardinals and pine cones on it.
For the machine quilting, I did straight lines along each row of blocks. Also along the borders. Simple and quick.
Polyester batting is great for this sort of project because it does not need to be closely quilted.
The binding is a 2.5″ straight strip that is folded in half and ironed. I then sew it onto the front of the quilt. Yes, the corners are mitered. Please use whatever method of binding you want on your project.
I hand sewed the binding down on the back.
This Simple Christmas Table Topper is 34″ square. Finish it by adding a tag with at least initials and year. I use up scraps of Aida cloth from counted cross stitch projects for this.