Monday, August 7, 2017

Big Book of Table Toppers

Recently Martingale came out with this book - The Big Book of Table Toppers.  My table mat called Basket Weave is one of the 56 patterns in the book.

The book is FULL of wonderful patterns in all shapes, sizes and colors.   Many of them are quick and easy.

Two ladies from my local quilt guild made patterns from the book.

This is Barb Duesler's quilt she made from the pattern Harvest Time by Heather Mulder Peterson.

Elaine Egging (above) made her runner from the pattern Simply Simple by Cindy Lammon.

My sister and I made the runner from the pattern Pie Birds by Kim Diehl.  I made mine a bit smaller to fit the place I wanted to use it.  We spent a fun day going thru a box of her scraps and cutting out strips.  We had enough to make two table runners!

Here is Jody Warner's Pie Bird runner.  Aren't the colors lovely!

I made my runner a little smaller by not adding the last row around each block.  Not the greatest photo- sorry about that!  My sister's photo shows the colors in a better light.

 I used the Circles on Quilts/Spinning Wheel 36 ruler from Westalee with the Westalee ruler foot to do some of the machine quilting.

The quilting doesn't show up well on the scrappy quilt top,  so here is a paper example of the quilting


I'm finding more ways to use these great rulers and I love how much it speeds up your quilting and how little you have to mark to use them.


  1. Nice post! The books is great - lots and lots of table toppers I would like to make from it! Thank you for the pictures of the different finished tops. And thanks for the picture of the Westalee ruler design. I have never seen that one. Wondering what size that design is finished.

  2. I love the harvest time pattern. I love fall things so much so that one just jumps out at me :)