Tutorial Tuesday: Star Light, Star Bright Table Topper

This tutorial is sponsored by Warm & Natural Batting® From The Warm Company™


This is a photographic tutorial.  A link to download this pattern in PDF is available at the end of this tutorial.  You need to download it so that you have the fabric requirements and cutting requirements for this quilted project.


Lay out complimentary fabric scraps and choose the appropriate number needed for this table topper.


When you cut out your Star Points, be sure to draw a diagonal line, corner-to-corner, on the BACK of your fabric.


Once you have your fabric choices, this photo above shows you the fabric cuts needed for this table topper (sans the 1″ Scrappy Bright Fabric as is noted in the PDF pattern).


Begin by making flying geese to create your Star Points.  Sew ONE (1) Star Point to ONE (1) of the 4 1/4” x 7 3/8” strips ON the line you drew.


Next, trim off the corner of the White and Star Point fabrics 1/4″ beyond the sewn line.


Press the Star Points toward the Star Point fabric.


Repeat the same process as shown above, with another Star Point fabric sewn diagonally on the White fabric strip.


Again, cut the Star Point corner 1/4″ beyond the sewn line and press the Star Points toward the Star Point Fabric.


Now, sew TWO (2) of the Star Point strips to the left and right side of your center fabric.


Sew the 4 1/4″ White Cornerstones to the remaining TWO (2) Star Points and then pin them and sew them to the top and bottom of your Star.


This is a photo of the finished center of this table topper.


Next, time to add the White left and right borders to your center star.


Then sew the top and bottom White borders to the center star.


Create your scrappy final Border using the images above and the cutting requirements in the PDF pattern.


Sew the left and right scrappy borders to the center star and White border.  Then pin and sew the top and bottom scrappy borders onto the center.


This is a photo of the finished table topper top!


Follow up with quilting the table topper as desired.


Finally, sew the binding onto your table topper and whip-stitch or machine stitch the binding to the back (or front, depending on your binding process) of your quilt project.


To download a PDF of this pattern, please visit this link:

TK Harrison is a member of The Warm Company’s Designer Endorsement Program.

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