Our Best Table Toppers
Columns are Color
Columns of bright prints stand out against darker prints for a dramatic quilt. Black squares in the centers of the columns give the columns a braided look.
Fall Leaves Table Topper
Use a fabric panel as inspiration for an autumn table topper. Choose prints in coordinating colors to frame the panel.
Strippy and Bright Table Runner
Trim precut 2-1/2" strips into rectangles to piece bright blocks that can easily be assembled into a cheerful table runner.
Rose Bouquet Table Runner
Incorporate the look of fresh flowers year-round with this sweet table runner. Romantic florals and light greens and pinks stand out against black prints.
Wheel of Fortune
A scrappy circle composed of a variety of blues and greens is the standout of this project. A fun border of smaller spheres and arches continues the rounded motif for a table topper with a whimsical look.
A New Leaf Table Runner
To make the blocks appear to be straight set, alternate two background fabrics in the leaf blocks, then piece the same fabrics into hourglass units and side setting triangles. For stems, back a green print with no-sew fusible web, then rotary-cut the green print into strips with a pinking blade.
Pinwheels Table Runner
Combine three Pinwheel blocks to make a table topper or bed runner. Use assorted dark prints for the pinwheels and lighter fabrics for the block backgrounds to make the pinwheels pop.
Cross and Crown Tabletop Quilt
The center of this one-block quilt features houndstooth prints, dots, and a paisley.
Big Block Table Runner
The large unpieced squares in this table runner are perfect for featuring a large novelty print.
Autumn Splendor Table Runner
Capture the colors of autumn in an easy-to-piece table runner.
Fused Circles Table Runner
Fuse a Zen garden-like table using Asian prints.
Little Blue Triangle-Squares
Make a table topper that's perfect for pairing with fine china. Sixty-four tiny triangle-squares make up the quilt center.
Carolina Lily Tabletop Quilt
Combine pieced flowers with machine-appliquéd stems and leaves in a tiny quilt.
Patriotic Hexagons Table Runner
Join red, white, and blue hexagons to create a long and narrow table topper.
Floral Pastel Table Runner
Combine piecing and appliqué with subtle color variations for a table runner with depth and dimension.
Log Cabin Table Runner
Stitch a 12-block table runner using Log Cabin blocks in two colorways. By using a color scheme of purple, green, and cream, this becomes a season-spanning table runner.
Appliquéd Vines and Leaves Table Runner
Appliqué vines and leaves on a solid background bordered by summer-fresh prints for a table runner fit for the season.
Patriotic Pinwheels Table Runner
Avian Table Topper
Showcase fussy-cut bird designs in uneven Nine-Patch blocks and frame them with Flying Geese units in a tabletop quilt.
Twinkling Stars Table Runner
Floating stars flank a center star surrounded by Flying Geese units in a quilted table runner. All the stars pop off a dark background and are surrounded by a pieced border.
Squares and Strips Table Runner
Create an extra-long table runner. The light background provides room for quilting experimentation: Try a light-color thread for a subtle look or, for more pizzazz, use a black-and-red variegated thread.
Tiny Pieces Table Topper
By cutting rectangles lengthwise from striped fabric, you can create the illusion of tiny pieced squares that adds to the intricate look of the pattern.
Autumn Prairie Points Table Topper
Make an autumn-inspired table topper fit for a nature lover. The prairie points reinforce the fern fronds in the predominant print.
Batik Courthouse Steps
Sew Courthouse Steps blocks using purple batiks. For striking contrast between blocks, use dark strips for all sides of the B blocks.
Reproduction-Print Table Topper
A stash of reproduction prints supplied the fabrics used in this scrappy quilt. The multicolor palette allows for year-round display.
Squares and Stars Tabletop Quilt
Alternate blocks to create the illusion of squares set on point. If you want the blocks to stand out, choose complementary colors for blocks A and B.
Two-Tone Star Table Runner
With clever fabric placement in each star block in a graphic, gift-worthy table runner, quilt tester Laura Boehnke created the illusion of diagonal stripes.
On-Point Table Runner
A bevy of black-and-white prints adds a touch of sass to an easy table topper. Start each block with an 8-1/2" square fussy-cut from a panel print and add two 4-1/2"-wide strips to finish.
Scrappy Strip-Pieced Squares
If you’re hooked on the look of crochet, here’s how to get it with fabric rather than yarn. Craft each scrappy block from strip-pieced squares in six 1930s reproduction prints.