Monday, July 14, 2014

Linen Table topper

Finally comes the time to make promised table topper for my  friends.
I have spent some hours to wander which color scheme will work better to their interior and decided on green brown beige linen.

It was fun to sew the topper, so here are some directions how it was sewn.
The size depends on what you want for the finished project. Mine has to be 23 inches.

The center square is 14 inches. You could make different size if needed.

Cut 4.5 inches stripes from four different linen fabrics.

Then cut them into pieces about 2, 3 or 4 inches, order as you like and sew them right side together in a new strip.

I have place them next to the central square and found that a dark brown strip will be proper addition.
Cut 1.5 inches strip and sewn.
Then add pieced stripes to any of the sides.

The finished top.

Add batting and backing.
Stitch in the ditch, trim to desired size and binding.

I have red many quilters use Elmer glue to fix binding.
I have ordered one bottle to test how it works. And I have received four bottles for my birthday.

Honestly say this is the fastest way for perfect binding.

First attach the binding strip on the top and folded it by iron.

 Put some glue on the stitch.

 Fold and press.

Stitching on the face I didn't care about the back side.
Look at the result.

The seam on the back is on the right place, too.

 Finished topper.

P.S. See another variant of stitching binding with Elmer glue on Craftsy here.


  1. I think this is a really fresh looking addition to any room!I am going to make it for sure but need to get some fabric first,as i am fresh out such pretty fabrics....

    1. Thanks, Patty. I think any fabrics will work. The idea is to sew just for fun not to achieve equal width of strips. Whatever works!