Easter Table Topper

Finished size 42" square

Add your favorite centerpiece and table décor to this quick and easy springtime table topper. Its simple construction makes sewing time minimal and there’s no quilting or binding, which makes it easy to finish. Complete your Easter table with the matching napkins.

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

Fabric A (Center Motif) - 7/8 yard

One 28 1/2" square

Fabric B (Corners and Accent Border) - 1/2 yard

Four 9 1/2" squares;

Two 1 1/2" x 30 1/2" strips

Two 1 1/2" x 28 1/2" strips

Outside Border - 7/8 yard

Two 6 1/2" x 30 1/2" strips

Two 6 1/2" x 42 1/2" strips

Backing - 1 1/4 yards

Getting Started

Read all instructions before beginning and use 1/4"-wide seam allowance throughout. Read Cutting Strips and Pieces prior to cutting fabric. Press seams in direction of arrows.

Making the Table Topper

Refer to Quick Corner Triangles to sew four 9 1/2" Fabric B squares to 28 1/2" Fabric A center square. Press. TIP: To make sure stripes go in one direction on corner squares, pre-fold Fabric B square and place on Fabric A corner. Refold in opposite direction if necessary, so stripes run in direction desired. When stripes are aligned correctly, mark correct diagonal line on back of Fabric B square. Place square in corner, pin in place and sew on drawn line.

Assembling the Table Topper

  1. Sew two 1 1/2" x 28 1/2" Fabric B Accent Strips to top and bottom of unit from step 1. Press toward strips just added.
  2. Sew two 1 1/2" x 30 1/2" Fabric B Accent Strips to sides of unit from step 1. Press toward strips just added.


  3. Sew two 6 1/2" x 30 1/2" Outside Border strips to top and bottom of unit from step 2. Press toward borders just added.
  4. Sew two 6 1/2" x 42 1/2" Outside Border strips to sides of unit from step 3. Press toward borders just added.



Layering and Finishing

  1. Place finished table topper top right sides together on backing and pin all edges. Sew around all edges, leaving a 5" opening for turning. Trim backing even with table topper edges, clip corners, turn and press.
  2. Hand-stitch opening closed.

Easter Napkins

Materials needed (for two napkins):

Napkin Fabric – 1 1/6 yard

Four 18 1/2" squares

Corner Accent Fabric – 1/4 yard

Two 7 1/2" Corner Accent Squares

Appliqué Accents - scrap

Two 2" Appliqué Accent squares (approximate)

Lightweight Fusible Web - scrap

Two 3" squares

Getting Started

These simple napkins add just the right accent to your Easter table décor. Use different appliqué accent squares on each napkin to add interest.

Making the Napkins

Refer to Quick Corner Triangles to sew one 7 1/2" Corner Accent Square to one 18 1/2" Napkin Fabric square. Press. Make two.

Adding the Appliqués

Refer to Quick Fuse Appliqué to fuse lightweight fusible web to back side of Appliqué accent piece. Center Appliqué on Corner Accent square and press. Finish edges with machine satin stitch or other decorative stitching as desired. Make two.

Finishing

Layer remaining Napkin Fabric square and Napkin Front right sides together.  Using 1/4"-wide seam allowance, stitch around all sides leaving a 5" opening for turning.  Clip corners and turn right side out. Press. Top-stitch scant 1/4" from all edges. Make two.