Monday, January 7, 2013

TWELVE MINUTE TOPPER

This is Barb here from Bejewels..... Hope all of you are having a fantastic day. I am here to show you how you can make a round topper (top only) in just twelve minutes.

First you have to chose you a fabric that has a repeating design as shown below:  This is Sanctuary Blue Border print found at Inchworm Fabrics , sold in half yard increments, you need one yard at 2.50 a half yard and with the 25% off...it is even cheaper.

Okay, back to the fabric.

Then you need the pattern, which I might add, you will receive free if you purchase the fabric above. You will cut out eight of these

Then you mark the pattern where the repeat is. As you can see, I did not do this topper this way, found it was better to have the bottom with the repeat or I would not have enough fabric.  Once I get the first triangle done, I use that one as my pattern for the rest.  Jeanette used the 45 degree angle to make hers, so if you have one, you are set.
Sew them together by twos.
Then sew two together to make four. I thought I took a picture of how I ironed it, but ooops.... So I just opened the seam that sewed the two strips together, the other two seams just folded over.
Then sew the two halves together. I ironed that seam open. Most people like to iron all the seams open but I did not, only the seams I mentioned above. Twelve minutes to do this process. I was going to finish it for you but....I want to add a ruffle to this one and need to find the fabric to do so. Tomorrow I will return with adding the ruffle. But....if you do not want a ruffle, just add the batting, backing, top ,quilt as desired and then bind. You are done.

 You will have a nice gift for someone really quick and really cheap. I am putting muslin on the back so as not to waste the expensive fabric. Also, if you are not happy with how the middle turns out....not to worry, you can always put a star, circle, butterfly, or something in the middle. I am satisfied with this so I am going to leave as it.

8 comments:

  1. Wow, this is beautiful. Love your tutorial too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. Great idea for a quick topper, Barb. Thank you so much!

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  3. Fun and quick! I've seen this technique on long table runners but not used this way. I think it is great! It could work as a tree skirt too.

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  4. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. That is cool and also pretty. You know I think I have a ruler that cuts those --put it on my "ideas to do" list,

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  6. Very pretty Barb, great use of border fabric

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  7. So pretty, thanks for the great tutorial. I love these round toppers. They are fun and quick to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a great idea! I have some border fabric and I have no idea what to do with it...at least up until now! I'm sorry it's so late and I can't try this out right now!

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