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Harvest Table

Using an abundance of prints in fall hues, whip up a Log Cabin table topper that has a Straight Furrows setting.

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Designer: Betsy Chutchian

About the Technique

Designer Betsy Chutchian cut a variety of fabrics into 1-1⁄4"-wide strips to make a Log Cabin table topper. She had enough strips left over to make the centers of two additional table mats. Instructions for all three follow.

 

Materials For Table Topper

•    1⁄8 yard purple print (block centers)

•    10 to 12—9×22" pieces (fat eighths) assorted light orange and cream prints (blocks)

•    10 to 12—9×22" pieces (fat eighths) assorted orange, brown, and black prints (blocks)

•    7⁄8 yard orange tone-on-tone (backing)

•    1-1⁄8 yards brown print (front and back borders)

•    1⁄2 yard dark orange print (binding) (Especially on small quilts and the featured batting-free quilt, Betsy prefers single-fold binding. For single-fold binding, you’ll only need 1⁄4 yard.)

 

Finished table topper: 35×48-1⁄2"

Finished block: 6-3⁄4" square

 

Quantities are for 44⁄45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

 

Cut Fabrics For Table Topper

Cut pieces in the following order. Save leftover 1-1⁄4"-wide strips for table mats.

 

From purple print, cut:

•    24—1-1⁄4" squares for block centers

From each light orange, cream, orange, brown, and black print fat eighth, cut:

•    6—1-1⁄4×21" strips

From just-cut assorted light orange and cream print 1-1⁄4"-wide strips, cut:

•    24—1-1⁄4×6-1⁄2" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×5-3⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×5" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×4-1⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×3-1⁄2" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×2-3⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×2" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4" squares

From just-cut assorted orange, brown, and black print 1-1⁄4"-wide strips, cut:

•    24—1-1⁄4×7-1⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×6-1⁄2" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×5-3⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×5" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×4-1⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×3-1⁄2" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×2-3⁄4" rectangles

•    24—1-1⁄4×2" rectangles

From orange tone-on-tone, cut:

•    1—27-1⁄2×41" rectangle for backing

From brown print, cut:

•    4—4-1⁄4×41" border strips

•    4—4-1⁄4×35" border strips

From dark orange print, cut:

•    5—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips (For single-fold binding, cut 5—1-1⁄8×42" strips.)