Sometimes the easiest quilt project can be the perfect accent for your table or it can be a fast and easy last-minute gift.
16″ x 16″ Flower Table Topper
I just cut out 8 cute flowers and used Heat n Bond to attach them to a background fabric for the table topper.
This is an appliqued table topper that I made using my AccuQuilt Fun Flower die. If you don’t have this die, don’t worry, I have a downloadable template you can use.
I used the #55334 Fun Flower die which will work in all of the AccuQuilt die cutters.
- Sewing Machine
- 18-inch pillow insert
- Basic Sewing Tools
- Quilt Ruler
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Clover Flower Head Pins
- Binding Clips
- Clapper – excellent for setting seams
- Wool Pressing Mat
You will need the following:
- 1 – 16-inch x 16-inch background fabric
- 1 – fat quarter of batik for the flowers
- Iron on fusible webbing – I used Heat n Bond Lite
- 1 – 16-inch x 16-inch piece of batting – I used Warm & Natural
- 1 – 16-inch x 16-inch backing fabric
- 2 – 2 1/2 inch strips the width of fabric for binding
- Thread to match flowers and also for background quilting
Cut your batik fabric into 5-inch strips and add the iron on fusible webbing to the back. Then cut out (8) flowers with the die – if you don’t have the Fun Flower die, just trace the flower template (8) times onto the Heat n Bond before fusing to the fabric. It won’t take long to cut out the flowers with your scissors.
Iron your background fabric in half, then folded it again and then on the diagonal to get the creases shown below.
Remove the paper from the fusible and place your flowers on with the corner flowers having a petal 2 inches from the edge and the other 4 flowers spaced 3 1/2 inches from the edge as shown.
Applique the flowers
Applique around the flowers using your favorite way to applique. I preferred doing a free-motion wiggle applique around my flowers.
I placed my batting behind the top but I didn’t add the backing yet. I then used my vintage 15-91 Singer to free-motion quilt around each flower using a dark brown thread.
When I was done appliqueing around the flowers I added my backing, switched to a light creme thread and echo quilted around the flowers, and filled in with some stippling.
Here is a closer view of the quilting on the table topper.
I pieced together the (2) 2½-inch strips of binding, folded them in half, and machine stitched it to the front of my table topper after I attached the little label in the corner. I then stitched down the binding on the backside.
Isn’t that a cute fabric on the back? I have no idea how long ago I bought it and only had a fat quarter of it.
Here it is with a battery-operated flameless candle on it. With these, you don’t have to worry about a fire or candle wax dripping all over everything.
This is the way I will have it sit on the table.
Keep reading to get the full-size flower template.
Fun Flower Table Topper Tutorial
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