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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. Fabrics are from the La Petite École collection by French General for Moda Fabrics.

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Assemble Corner Units


1. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together two olive green print 1-1/4" squares and two cream floral 1-1/4" squares in pairs. Press seams toward olive green. Join pairs to make a Four-Patch unit. Press seam in one direction. The unit should be 2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four Four-Patch units total.

2. Referring to Diagram 3, lay out two cream print 1-1/4" squares, three olive green print 1-1/4" squares, two cream floral 1-1/4" squares, and two blue polka dot 1-1/4" squares in three rows. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward olive green and blue polka dot. Join rows to make a Nine-Patch unit. Press seams in one direction. The unit should be 2-3/4" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four Nine-Patch units total.

3. Referring to Diagram 4, sew together one Four-Patch unit, one Nine-Patch unit, and two cream floral 2x2-3/4" rectangles in pairs. Press seams away from rectangles. Join pairs to make a corner unit. Press seam toward row with Nine-Patch unit. The corner unit should be 4-1/4" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make four corner units total.

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