table topper done!

Sometimes things just take a long time to get finished! This table topper is an example of pure procrastination! Why is it that stuff only gets finished in a timely manner if there is a deadline?  I am an expert in that area! Taxes, yep, I waited until the very last day to get it organized in time to take to the accountant! Cleaning, yep, I wait until the day before I have guests to do some major cleaning and my family knows it because they always ask “who’s coming” when I am cleaning.  I am starting to allow some extra lead time, because let’s face it, I’m not as young as I used to be! Let’s get back to the table topper, it’s a much better subject!

 

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This book, The Big Book of Table Toppers, is where the pattern for the topper came from.  I love this book! So many ideas and they aren’t all the same type, so that makes it great for gift ideas, because everyone has their own style.

 

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I went to my stash of fabric and picked and sorted and changed my mind lots before deciding on these mostly.  I always have the option of changing my mind last minute, because I can and it has to look just right! It might change when I’m sewing or if the light is better.

 

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Making the penny circles where so much fun and they make a great focal point on the topper. I love it! Cutting out the leaves with steam-a-seam isn’t all fun, but it sure does make appliquing much easier.

 

 

 

Putting the top together and adding the vines, leaves and penny flowers went pretty slick with the steam-a-seam.  I then stitched a blanket stitch around them with my machine. so much faster than by hand.  Since this is a table topper it will be used and will need to be machine washable, so securing the applique is very necessary.

For the binding, I cut from the same fabric as the penny’s and flowers, 6 inch strips 2 1/2 inches wide. Sewing them together to make one long binding strip and then binding the topper.  Lastly, I hand sewed the binding to the back and it’s done!

 

 

 

Happy late Anniversary, Heidi and Jesse!

 

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One project done!

4 Comments

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4 responses to “table topper done!

  1. Sharon

    Beautiful, Susie! So rewarding to see the finished product.

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