Springtime Table Coverings

Springtime Table Topper

Bring Springtime inside with this festive and colorful table topper. Add your favorite centerpiece to brighten any gathering.

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

Read all instructions before beginning and use 1/4”-wide seam allowances throughout.

Read Cutting Strips and Pieces prior to cutting fabric.

Getting Started

Two color combinations of one block yield this striking center for your table top quilt. Four easily pieced blocks make this a quick project to finish. Refer to Accurate Seam Allowance and whenever possible use the Assembly Line Method of sewing. Press seams in direction of arrows. Block measures 12 1/2” unfinished.

Making the Blocks

  1. Refer to Quick Corner Triangles to sew two 3 1/2” Fabric A squares to one 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” Fabric B piece as shown, paying close attention to color placement. Press. Make eight and label Block 1. Repeat step for 3 1/2” Fabric A pieces and 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” Fabric B piece. Make eight and label Block 2.


  2. Making quick corner triangle units, sew one 3 1/2” Fabric C square and one 3 1/2” Fabric A square to one 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” Fabric A piece as shown, paying close attention to color placement. Press. Make eight and label Block 1. Repeat step for 3 1/2” Fabric C square and 3 1/2” Fabric A square and 3 1/2” x 6 1/2” Fabric A piece. Press. Make eight and label Block 2.


  3. Sew one unit from step one and one unit from step two together as shown, noting orientation of units. Press. Make four and label Block 1. Repeat step using Block 2 pieces from step 1 and 2. Press. Make four and label Block 2.


  4. Sew two units from step 3 together as shown. Refer to Twisted Seam to twist center seam. Press. Make two and label Block 1. Repeat for Block 2 combination.




  5. Sew one Block 1 and one Block 2 together as shown. Press. Make two.


  6. Referring to layout, sew units from step 5 together. Press.

Adding the Borders

  1. Referring to layout, sew two 1 1/2” x 24 1/2” Fabric D First Border strips to top and bottom of unit from step 6. Press.
  2. Sew two 1 1/2” x 26 1/2” Fabric D First Border strips to sides of unit from step 1. Press.
  3. Sew two 2 1/2”-wide Outside Border strips to top and bottom of unit from step 2. (Note: our border was ‘fussy-cut', so this measurement is an approximate width.
  4. Sew two 2 1/2”-wide Outside Borders strips to sides of unit from step 3. Press.

Layering and Finishing

1. Cut backing piece 36” square. Refer to Layering the Quilt to arrange and baste backing, batting, and top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired.

2. Refer to Binding the Quilt. Press 2 3/4” x 42” Binding strips together in half lengthwise and bind quilt to finish.

Springtime Chair Back/Placemat

Finished size: 14” x 21 1/2”

Add to your spring table setting with these bright chair accents or use them for placemats if desired. Instructions are for two Chair Backs.

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

Fabric A Center – 1/2 yard

Two 13” x 18 1/2” pieces

Fabric B Outside Border – 1/4 yard

Four 1 1/4” x 42” strips

Backing – 1 1/3 yards

Two 18” x 23” pieces

Batting – Two 18” x 23”

Button/Beads – Optional embellishment

Read all instructions before beginning and use 1/4”-wide seam allowances throughout. Read Cutting Strips and Pieces prior to cutting fabric.

Getting Started

  1. Cut two 13” x 18 1/2” Fabric A pieces. Referring to diagram below, mark middle of each 13” end and 4” from each corner on each long side. Draw a line from center to side marks and cut as shown.


  2. Referring to diagram, sew one 1 1/4” x 42” strip to each angled side as shown. Press. Trim edges even with Fabric A Center. Make two.


  3. Sew 1 1/4” strip to opposite sides of angle as shown. Press and trim. Make two.


  4. Sew 1 1/4” strip to each long side of Fabric A Center as shown. Press and trim. Make two.

Layering and Finishing

Layer chair back and backing right sides together on batting, wrong side of backing on batting. Note: Backing and batting will extend beyond top. Sew top edges leaving a 5” opening for turning. Trim backing and batting even with top edges. Clip corners, turn, and press. Slip stitch opening closed. Quilt as desired. Make two.

Optional: Add button embellishment as desired.