Three by Three Easy To Make Table Topper

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A couple days ago I shared a tutorial for the Three by Three 9 patch quilt block, did you have a chance to make one? Here is what I decided to make with my block. This is a great beginner project!

Three by Three easy table topper in pink batiks tutorial

Three by Three Easy to make Table Topper tutorial

I had just enough of the medium pink batik from Island Batik to get three more of the 2½” x 6½” strips so I could add three more sections to my 18″ x 18″ quilt block. Tutorial for the Three by Three block.

Three by Three easy table topper in pink batiks tutorial add 3 more blocks

I was able to make a small table topper or table runner.

18″ x 24″

Three by Three easy table topper in pink batiks tutorial add 3

I added a layer of Hobbs Heirloom batting, a backing fabric and then quilted it using a loopy organic free motion on the light pink sections. 

Loopy organic – meaning that I did free-hand wiggle squiggles and didn’t worry about it being perfect. 

Three by Three easy table topper in pink batiks quilted

The piecing and quilting was done on my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine and I used Aurifil thread for the entire quilt project.

As usual, I sewed my binding on using my machine binding tutorial.

I am very lucky that my old sewing machine isn’t picky about what kind of thread I use in it. As long as I make to clean out the lint, oil the sewing machine and use the correct size needle for the thread I can use any thread. I even have old Coats & Clark thread that I use if I need the right color.

Three by Three easy table topper in pink batiks quilted on table

Supplies needed

  • ¼ yard light pink batik for blocks and binding
  • Fat quarter or ¼ yard medium pink batik for blocks
  • Fat quarter or ¼” dark pink batik for blocks
  • Backing 20″ x 26″
  • One layer of Hobbs Heirloom batting
  • Thread – Aurifil thread

I had enough of the dark pink and light pink to make another quilt project that I’ll share soon!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and I have been receiving emails from some of you telling me that you have been making the little fabric baskets from my tutorials. I thought I would share this photo of the baskets on my new Three by Three table topper!

If you are looking for a cute Valentine’s Day project for a little one, be sure and checkout my easy doll sleeping bag tutorial. I also have a post of Valentine’s Day quilt projects. Here is the Valentine’s Day post for the fabric baskets shown below.

Three by Three easy table topper with fabric baskets

If you are looking for a table runner that is longer and narrower, take a look at my Dark Blue Rail Fence table runner tutorial.

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  1. I am going to use this right away as I have a small project to make. So pretty.

  2. So cute! And I love your fabrics…why have I not tried them yet??

  3. I love these February colors and this table topper. I could definitely sew these blocks. You know how much I love the little fabric boxes too. Looks like I better get fabrics out and plug in my sewing machine…Oh that will have to wait until hubs and I finish painting the garage ceiling which is huge and high! What was he thinking??!!! Fabulous February Dear xo

  4. I like this little quilt! I’ve visited before and like your tutorials, so I’m a semi-follower. Sorry, there are SO many great blogs and so little time. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks, and I’ve added your linky party to the list on my blog.

  5. Chris Smith says:

    Hi Connie, I love the table topper! Stay warm, it is still -3 here in Michigan at 3:15 pm,with high gusty winds and much colder tomorrow…

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Connie, This is a fabulous Table Topper! What a great way to share your baskets also because they all just look perfect together! I have quite a few quilt tops to get quilted this month and a few other projects to finish up. Your speed always inspires me! Thank you for sharing and I sure hope that you are staying nice and warm inside doing something you love to do! Have a great day!

  7. Monica Kostak says:

    You always do a nice job of quilting. I have been trying my hand at it with stencils and it sure helps me. I remember the little baskets from past posts and actually have them on my list (again) to do. they are cute. Your table runner looks great too. 🙂