August 16, 2013

Batik table topper

Just finished this table topper made with batiks, except for one fabric (I wonder if you can figure which one it is!).

I had a few 60 degree triangles - cut from stratas - leftover from a quilt I made last year. When I saw those triangles today I just had to make something with them.

This table topper is another example of a self-binding project: place quilt top right side up onto batting (cut to the exact measurements and shape of quilt top), put backing onto quilt top (right sides together), sew around the edges leaving about four inches open so you can turn the whole thing inside out.

Once you do so, pin the opening and topstitch using contrasting thread (I used embroidery thread, Isacord polyester). Meandering seemed a good idea for quilting, to soften the straight lines of the triangles.

The back features all the colors of the top in a mottled, subtler motif.

A fairly quick project, this table topper was a perfect way to use leftover blocks. Since I used all my favorite batiks when I first put the triangles together, I am glad I found a way to use them!

Have a wonderful weekend! As for me, I will be getting ready for the Be a Hexie Queen Blog Hop starting on the 21st (see button on right).

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