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Summer Stars Table Topper

Fussy-cut large prints or a panel to make a bright and happy summer-theme table topper. Fabrics are from the Front Porch collection by Cherry Guidry for Contempo Studio.

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Inspired by: Treasured Friendship from designer Stephanie Kroeger Sheridan of Stitched Together Studios

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller

 

Materials

Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

  • 5⁄8 yard yellow print (fabric A)
  • 1—9×21" piece (fat eighth) flip-flop print (fabric B)
  • 1—9×21" piece (fat eighth) orange print (fabric C)
  • 1—9×21" piece (fat eighth) blue print (fabric D)
  • 1—9×21" piece (fat eighth) sunglasses print (fabric E)
  • Panel: at least 23×42" (fabric F; see Editor’s Tip, below)
  • 3⁄8 yard binding fabric
  • 1-1⁄8 yard backing fabric
  • 39" square batting

 

Finished size: 30-1⁄2" square

 

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

 

From fabric A, cut:

  • 4—7" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 8 triangles total
  • 9— 6-1⁄2" squares

From each of fabrics B, C, D, and E, cut:

  • 2 —7" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 triangles total

From fabric F, cut:

  • 4 —6-1⁄2" squares

From binding fabric, cut:

  • 4—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips

 

Editor’s Tip

Panels sizes vary according to the fabric collection and manufacturer. This quilt used a 23× 42" panel, which provided plenty of motifs from which to fussy-cut fabric F squares.

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