Did you have a chance to make a couple Bow Tied quilt blocks like the one I showed the other day? Keep reading and see what I made!
My little Pelly statue looks perfect on the Bow Tied table topper!
Here is a cute little quilt project that I made using the Bow Tied quilt block. This started out as a place mat but can also be used on a small table by itself. It is a little narrower than most of my place mats.
Bow Tied Mini Table Topper
After I pieced the Bow Tied blocks together and added the sashing, I cut a strip of fabric 4 inches wide so I could add a border to the sides.
I used some of the cream batik to add sashing between the blocks. My Bow Tied blocks are 5½” wide so I cut two strips 1½” x 5½” and sewed the sashes between the blocks. Be sure to use a ¼” seam allowance when stitching.
For some reason I forgot to take a photo before I added the center sashing. Cut another piece of sashing 1½” x 11½” and use it to join the two rows of blocks.
When I got to this point, I decided I wanted to make a place mat. I cut two pieces that were 4″ x 11½” and added one to each of the sides.
It looked like a pretty good size for a place mat so I added a backing and batting and quilted it. I used Aurifil thread for my piecing and quilting. The finished size of my place mat is 11½” x 18½”.
As usual, I sewed my binding on using my machine binding tutorial.
When I was all finished and place a dinner plate on it, I realized I should have added a border to the top and bottom.
If I started using a salad plate for dinner (which would be a great idea and recommended when on a diet), this would be a perfect size.
I think I’ll use this one for a bow tied table topper and make make another set of place mats that are a little bigger.
In fact…..I have already started making them! I used some Island Batik fabrics that I had in my stash from a collection called Lavender Sage. I’m using this collection for a couple new quilt projects.
Using quilt blocks
Many times I like to try a new technique or quilt block and I end up with lots of “orphan blocks”, how about you? These are great to use as place mats and a wonderful quilt project to practice your free motion quilting on. What do you do with your orphan blocks?
Other quilt blocks you should try!
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