Evergreen Tree Table Topper Tutorial

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This would be a perfect table topper for the holidays. I think it would also be so neat in a cabin in the woods! I hope you enjoy this tutorial for the Evergreen Tree table runner and if you make one I’d love to see it.

Evergreen Trees table topper on deck

Evergreen Trees Table Runner Tutorial

Approximately 22 x 31

Fabric Cutting

  • Green – cut (40) 2-inch squares
  • Green – cut (1) 6-inch strip for Evergreen trees
  • White – cut (40) 2-inch squares
  • White – cut (1) 7½ x 16-inch rectangle
  • Green – cut (3) 2½-inch strips width of fabric (binding)
  • Backing – one yard


Measure your piece before cutting your borders

  • Green – cut (2) 5-inch x 16-inch border pieces
  • Green – cut (2) 5-inch x 31-inch border pieces

Use a ¼ inch seam allowance. I did not give yardage, just what needs to be cut.

Evergreen Tree Tutorial
sewing 2 inch squares together

Add checkerboards to the top and bottom of the centerpiece as shown below.

Evergreen Tree Tutorial
Evergreen Tree Tutorial

Now make 2 more checkerboards for the sides.
Each row will have 9 squares in it – 2 rows for each checkerboard.

Evergreen Tree Tutorial

Your piece should look like this:

Evergreen Tree Tutorial

Now add your 5-inch borders – Sides first – 5 x 13 ½ inches

Then add top and bottom pieces which are 5 x 31 inches.

Evergreen Tree Tutorial

 Add your appliquéd trees and appliqué in your favorite way.

I used a free motion stippling to attach mine.

Freemotion quilting on table topper

Then quilt as desired and bind. I used different fabrics for my checkerboards, borders, and trees.

Evergreen Tree Mug Rug

You can also applique one of the evergreen trees on to a mug rug.

Evergreen Tree Mug Rug


How about some fast and easy placemats! I have also included a larger tree that can be used on placemats. I cut mine 12 x 16 and put the tree on the left side of each placemat.

Evergreen Trees placemats

I also tried making a placemat with frayed edges but I didn’t care for it.

Frayed edge evergreen placemats

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Pdf of the Evergreen Trees tutorial

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  1. Glenda Hyde says:

    Good mourning Connie , Love the evergreen trees , You did a awesome job . Thank you sew much for the pattern .

  2. Thank You so much I Love the trees they are beautiful in the fabric you chose. I also like the idea you can use throughout the winter. Thank You again!! 😊♥️

    1. I’m glad you liked it Barb, hopefully you can find a fabric similar to the one I used.

  3. Gloria Malleck says:

    the fabric is awesome! Could you tell me where you got it and if it is still available? Thank you, you always have great ideas.

    1. Hi Gloria, I’m afraid that fabric is probably 15 years old so I’m sure it would be impossible to find. Sorry.

  4. Thank you for sharing all your clever ideas. Not sure the cookies would be worth all that effort, but I enjoyed reading about it! I have that same background fabric you used on the 3-tree mini quilt and love it, but never knew what to do with it. I shall bring it out and begin to make your quilt. I also love the mug rugs and placemats. You are a very talented lady!

    1. I’m so glad you like it Melanie, if you use the same fabric be sure and turn your top border, I see that my trees are upside down.

  5. These are wonderful winter pieces to sew and get me in the mood for the holidays! I really like that they can be used throughout the winter, or be made just for Christmas if using holiday fabrics. Thanks again, Connie!

  6. Chris Smith says:

    Connie, thank you for sharing!