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Free Christmas Table Topper - Piecing the Blocks

"Ringing the Bells" Table Topper

Finished Size: 14" x 42"

Block Size: 14"

Fabric Requirements:

  • 1/2 yard dark cream fabric (Fabric 1)
  • 1/4 yard light red fabric (Fabric 2)
  • 1/4 yard light red fabric for binding (Fabric 2)
  • 1/4 yard green fabric (Fabric 3)
  • 1/2 yard tan fabric (Fabric 4)
  • 20" x 50" rectangle for backing
  • 20" x 50" of batting

For fabric requirements and instructions for the Christmas Bells Applique see the second part to this project

Fabric Key:

Cutting Instructions:

  • Cut 3,4-3/8" squares (A)
  • Cut 12, 3-1/4 x 4-3/8" rectangles(B)
  • Cut 6, 3-5/8" squares cut on the diagonal to obtain 12 triangles.(C)
  • Cut 6, 5" squares cut on the diagonal to obtain 12 triangles.(H)

  • Cut 48, 1-3/4 x 2 7/8" rectangles (G)
  • Cut 4, 2 1/5" x width of fabric strips for binding

  • Cut 24, 1-3/4 x 2 7/8" rectangles and using Template E cut out on each of the 24 pieces.
  • Cut 24, 1-3/4 x 2-7/8" rectangles(F)
  • To print out the E template Click here.

    Sewing Instructions:

    Preparation: Cut out all the shapes according to the instructions above and place them on your work surface ready to sew together. To help you hereís a template map to help you identify the various pieces and their location.

    To print out the template map Click here.

    Step 1: The Rings block is made up of three rows, the top and bottom rows being identical. So letís make them first. Hereís a diagram of the top and bottom row (the bottom row is turned upside down when completed).

    Step 2: The corner units are made by taking one F (green) piece and sewing a G (red)piece to either long side of the F (green) rectangle.

    Then taking two E pieces (green) (ensuring they are facing the right way up and in the right direction) sew an E (green) to each end of the GFG unit.

    Now take a H (cream) piece and piece it to the top left side of the EGFGE unit.

    Finally taking a C (cream) piece, piece it to the bottom right side of the HEGFGE unit. Well done youíve made the hardest piece first and now itís time to make the other three units.

    Step 3: Now for the middle unit. Itís quite easy. Firstly, hereís the diagram.

    Step 4: Take an F (green) piece and sew a G (red) to either side of the F rectangle.

    Then take a B (cream) piece and sew it to the long edge of the FGF unit.

    Now itís time to sew the top row together.

    Create the top row by sewing a corner unit onto either side of the middle unit. Tadaa! Your first row is completed.

    Do the same five more times to create the six top and bottom units required for this table topper.

    Step 5: The centre row is very simple also. Hereís the diagram.

    Take a F (red) piece and sew a G (green) piece to either long side of the F (red) piece.

    Take a B (cream) piece and sew it to the long side of the FGF unit. Repeat the above for the unit on the opposite side.

    Take the A (cream) piece and sew a FGFB unit to either side of the A piece. The middle row completed.

    Place the three rows in front of you on your work surface.

    Firstly, sew the top row to the centre row, making sure to match the seam where they touch.

    Press the seams to the middle row.

    Lastly, sew the bottom row to the centre row, again, making sure to match the seam where they touch.

    Press the seams to the middle row. Congratulations your first of three blocks is made.

    Continue in this same routine to make all three blocks.

    Part two consists of the diagrams, templates and instructions to create the gorgeous Christmas Bells on your ďRinging the BellsĒ Table Topper.

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