Hello fellow Art Gallery Fabric lovers! I’m Amy Smart from Diary of a Quilter and today I am sharing a quick little table topper project using one of my new, favorite collections, Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker. I have been collecting vintage pyrex and other dishes for a while now so when I heard Jeni was designing a vintage-dishware-inspired fabric collection, I knew I would love it! And I was right.
Playing with this fabric made me so in the mood for spring! I’m glad I have some cheerful color on my table to keep my hopes up.
Here are the fabric requirements for this 24″ x 24″ square table topper. (The same yardage will work for a 12″ x 48″ table runner.)
- 10 Fat Quarters from Color Me Retro collection (I used all 10 because I wanted to feature the entire collection, but you really only need 4 fat quarters worth of yardage for this project.)
- 5/8 yard solid turquoise. (The coordinating Pure Element is Fresh Water)
I then used my remaining fat quarter prints to piece together a quilt back 27″ x 27″. (You could also use 3/4 yard of fabric for this backing.) I like that I can have a reversible option for my table.
From there layer the top, batting and quilt back and quilt as desired. I used my walking foot to sew quilting lines 3/4″ apart. When quilting is finished, trim excess batting and backing fabric so that edges are clean and square.
For the binding, cut 3 strips 2 1/2″ wide from your remaining solid and sew them together end to end. Here is a binding tutorial if you need one.
Thanks so much, Bernadine