Table Toppers Worth Your Time!

Table runner quilt patterns, table toppers and anything quilted that decorates our tables is often the center of attention. Why not make them exactly how we want them? And, making more than one to suit your décor, times of year and your quilting personality is part of what makes quilting for a table so much fun.

Circle Skirt - Table Runner Quilt Patterns
Circle Skirt by Kelly Nagel

Table toppers come in so many different shapes and sizes, sometimes it can be a little daunting. Our friends at Quilting Daily have some great pointers on approaching circular table toppers with pizzazz:

“Many of us have tried our hand at curved piecing, but a lot of quilters shy away from quilts in the shape of a circle, even when it comes to smaller projects such as placemats or table runners. It’s true, most quilted table topper patterns are of the rectangular variety, but that’s just another reason to give circular projects a try…Since most of us (let’s be honest) are a little wary of trying to tackle a circular patchwork project, I’ve decided to gather five tips from the course so we can all start with confidence.”

What course, you ask? Sulky’s Not Your Typical Table Topper online course featuring the Circle Skirt Table Topper and 3 others. Take a peek! These table toppers are lots of fun.

Modern Wave -- Table Runner Quilt Patterns
Modern Wave by Shannon Schlosser

Our friends at Sew Daily talk about the Modern Wave table runner as one of their favorites (we understand, it’s from a Fons & Porter contributor!). This one is a gorgeous, modern table runner quilt pattern that takes advantage of right angles (squares and rectangles):

“Back when I learned to quilt, place mats became a go-to gift for the loved ones in my life. I made them for two sets of grandparents, my great aunt and uncle, and an aunt and uncle. I never really thought to make them table runners!

If you’re looking for a great table runner pattern, check out Shannon Schlosser’s Modern Wave Table Runner from the spring issue of Easy Quilts, 2015. The issue is great year-round if you’re looking for quick projects or gifts to make for family, friends or one-of-a-kind gifts.”

You’ll want to keep an eye out for these upcoming beauties in future Fons & Porter magazines, too:Upcoming Table Runner Quilt Patterns

Carrie Sisk, Online Editor, Fons & Porter


Happy Quilting!

Carrie Sisk, Fons & Porter, Online Editor

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Carrie's first sewing machine was a gift from her dad—a better gift was never given. A crafter, trained pianist and experienced paintballer, when the opportunity arises, she's hiking in Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park.