Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Comfort and JOY with Tammy and her Christmas Table Topper with perfect mitered corners Bonus 2 Guests today!

Good Morning to all!
My name is Tammy and I am from Sugar Town Quilt Co.!

Let me begin by thanking Madame Samm for this amazing opportunity, the time she puts into each event is a blessing to all of us that want more information.
I have loved all the post to date and wish I had time to make them all, but with just four days left they must be EASY
so hopefully you find this one to be that way, and if you made yesterdays you are well on your way
Here at the shop we call it the turned baby blanket, or self binding, but have added a new twist for the holidays
your first will take about 1 hour
your second under
A quick and easy table topper

This is what you will need
TWO  yes 2 fabrics

one needs to be 10 inches bigger than the other
the smaller piece will be the focal point
and the larger will be the border
If you are using 60 inch wide fabric you will be able to make a much larger table topper, but for today we are using our
standard 45 inch wide cottons
this is awsome when made from two pieces of flannel
for a baby recieving blanket
but today we are going to make a christmas table cloth
or maybe one for after christmas as time is short 


you will start by squareing up your two pieces
to do this you will fold your fabric in half and measure from each
fold out the same distance, cut as needed to keep square

for the focal point fabric you will measure mark and cut
16 inches from the fold both ways
this will give you a 32 inch square

for the border you will do the same making your
measurment from each fold 21 inches
this will give you a 42 inch square

*note you may be able to make it slightly bigger if the fabric allows
but for today we will stick with these measurments*

now find the middle of both pieces of fabric on all four sides
PIN the two pieces together right sides together


PIN ALONG ALL FOUR SIDES
your bottom or bigger piece will have access on the
corners we call this the elephant ear don't worry it is suppose to
look like this
sew all four sides
ending a 1/4 inch from each end of the short piece
 AND LEAVING A TURN HOLE ON ONE SIDE
Once this is done remove your pins
we are going to 45 your corners
this is a little tricky so stay tuned

DO NOT TURN YOUR FABRIC YET

take each corner and fold with the shorter piece on the inside
matching your seam to the end
yours will actually be sewen not just pinned


lay your ruler on the corner placing the 45 degree line running along your unfinished edges NOT THE FOLD
you will do this on each corner
drawing a line
then sewing each corner

IMPORTANT!
DO NOT CUT YET
TURN THROUGH YOUR TURN HOLE AND MAKE SURE YOU MARKED IT AND SEWED IT CORRECTLY
I am not yelling just making a point

You want your corners to come to a 45
once you are happy with your corners you can cut them leaving a 1/4" fabric from stiching

Turn, lay out nice and flat iron creases on your border and a nice 45 on all four corners

stitch closed your turn hole
either by hand or by machine
if you know how to use your fancy stitches
this may be the time
for all of you out there hop on over to my blog and leave a comment
become a follower and two that's right 2 lucky people will receive a kit in the mail sadly after Christmas...


Happy Holidays
Tammy...

24 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to know how this was done, thanks for the great tutorial! I can see a few baby blankets in my future, two layers of flannel should be a nice thickness that doesn't need need batting.

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  2. This is a really neat idea and I appreciate the tutorial! I can see how it would make great baby blankets, too. Thanks very much!

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  3. Me he preguntado como se haría las esquinas así, nunca lo puse en practica, pero con este tutorial tan explicito, creo que el día que me ponga hacerlo , me quedara perfecto.Gracias.

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  4. So clever, a neat technique- trying this one today!

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  5. What a neat technique. This is where I wish I had pinterest, to keep this one handy!

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  6. What a fabulous idea. Seasons greetings from England!

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  7. Great idea! Somewhere I saw directions for napkins using this same idea..has anyone else seen them? I'd love to make them but need the dimensions. Blessings!

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  8. Thank you for the tutorial it is easy and fun...

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  9. Good Morning Tammy...now why haven't I known how to do this before now? lol YOU ladies have come shining through with quick simple Christmas tuts thank you sew much... Tammy, you
    shine bright this morning...

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  10. Quick and easy, thank you for a great idea!

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  11. Tammy ~~ Thanks for the wonderful tutorial! Not only am I going to hop over and make sure I'm following you, but I'm also going to mark this post as a favorite so I can remember that I want to make this!!!

    Merry Christmas!

    Hugs ~~ Suz
    inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  12. Wonderful tutorial to help with those corners...thanks so much!

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  13. Thank you so much Tammy for this tutorial. I've heard about self binding but hadn't seen such a great tutorial to explain it as nicely as you have.

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  14. Gmama will have to read this one over a few times before I "get it" but I really want to learn this technique. I make blankets for Project Linus and this would be great!
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  15. Great tutortial, Tammy! What a perfect border that would make around an appliqued design or a pieced block as well. I'll have to tuck this into my favorites and add it to my long, long list of to-dos.

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  16. I've seen these, but haven't made one. Thanks for the pictures, that really helps.

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  17. wow.. for sure a great tutorial..I visited your blog also became a new follower...such great ideas, and more...love it..

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  18. Using this for a topper or tablerunner would not have dawned upon me - lapquilt and baby quilt I've done something like this. Thanks for the nice tutorial.

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  19. Wow! Great idea and beautifully written tute! Thank you very much.

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  20. great tutorial, cant wait to have a go.

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  21. Okay, so I know I already commented, but had to come back and say that I followed the tute, only I made napkins instead of a table topper; they came out beautifully! I used a 14" square and an 18" one, and the napkins had nice-sized borders. To close the hole for turning, I turned the seam allowance on that side toward the outer edge of the napkin and top stitched along the border, very close to the seam, all the way around.

    This is a nice fat quarter friendly project, and a person can make a table topper to match!

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