Use a fabric panel as inspiration for an autumn table topper. Choose prints in coordinating colors to frame the panel. Fabrics are from the Northern Exposure collection by Benartex.

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Materials

Inspired by Sawtooth Surround from designer Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

1⁄3 yard panel print (quilt center)
1⁄8 yard light gold print (triangle-squares)
1⁄4 yard each tan, dark gold, olive green, and brown prints (triangle-squares)
1⁄8 yard brown leaf print (border No. 2)
1⁄8 yard brown-and-green wicker print (border No. 4)
1⁄3 yard green print (binding)
3⁄4 yard backing fabric
27" square batting

Finished quilt: 18-1⁄2" square

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

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

Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order.

From panel print, fussy-cut:
8" square (our panel print includes the wicker print)

From light gold print, cut:
22-1-5⁄8" squares

From tan print, cut:
24-1-7⁄8" squares

From dark gold print, cut:
22-2-3⁄8" squares

From olive green print, cut:
24-1-7⁄8" squares
22-1-5⁄8" squares

From brown print, cut:
22-2-3⁄8" squares

From brown leaf print, cut:
2-1-1⁄2x11-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips
2-1-1⁄2x9-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips

From brown-and-green wicker print, cut:
2-1-1⁄2x15-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips
2-1-1⁄2x13-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips

From green print, cut:
3-2-1⁄2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Triangle-Squares

1. Use a pencil to draw a diagonal line on wrong side of each light gold print 1-5⁄8" square, tan print 1-7⁄8" square, and dark gold print 2-3⁄8" square.

2. Layer a marked light gold print 1-5⁄8" square atop an olive green print 1-5⁄8" square. Sew a scant 1⁄4" from each side of drawn line (Triangle-Square Diagram). Cut pair apart on drawn line to make two triangle units. Press each triangle unit open, pressing seam away from light print, to make two small triangle-squares. Each small triangle-square should be 1-1⁄4" square including seam allowances.

3. Repeat Step 2 to make 44 small triangle-squares total.

4. Using marked tan print 1-7⁄8" squares and olive green print 1-7⁄8" squares, repeat Step 2 to make 48 medium triangle-squares. Each medium triangle-square should be 1-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

5. Using marked dark gold print 2-3⁄8" squares and brown print 2-3⁄8" squares, repeat Step 2 to make 44 large triangle-squares. Each large triangle-square should be 2" square including seam allowances.

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Assemble and Add Borders

When piecing border Nos. 1, 3, and 5, refer to Quilt Assembly Diagram to ensure correct position and rotation of triangle-squares.

1. Sew together 10 small triangle-squares to make a short border No. 1 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 1-1⁄4x8" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short border No. 1 strip.

2. Sew together 12 small triangle-squares to make a long border No. 1 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 1-1⁄4x9-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long border No. 1 strip.

3. Sew short border No. 1 strips to opposite edges of panel print 8" square. Add long border No. 1 strips to remaining edges to make quilt center. Press all seams toward panel print.

4. Sew brown leaf print 1-1⁄2x9-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add brown leaf print 1-1⁄2x11-1⁄2" border No. 2 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 2.

5. Join 11 medium triangle-squares to make a short border No. 3 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 1-1⁄2x11-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short border No. 3 strip.

6. Sew together 13 medium triangle-squares to make a long border No. 3 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 1-1⁄2x13-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long border No. 3 strip.

7. Sew short border No. 3 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long border No. 3 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 2.

8. Sew brown-and-green wicker print 1-1⁄2x13-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add brown-and-green wicker print 1-1⁄2x15-1⁄2" border No. 4 strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward border No. 4.

9. Join 10 large triangle-squares to make a short border No. 5 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 2x15-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short border No. 5 strip.

10. Sew together 12 large triangle-squares to make a long border No. 5 strip. Press seams in one direction. The strip should be 2x18-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second long border No. 5 strip.

11. Sew short border No. 5 strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long border No. 5 strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border No. 4.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with green print binding strips.

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