I have a bar height table in my family room that we eat daily meals on. I always have a hexagonal Christmas table topper on it that I got as a gift. So, I decided to make a new summer table topper for my round table following a tutorial I saw on Fort Worth Fabrics and designed by Lindsey Weight for a mug rug. Fort Worth Fabrics no longer has the pattern so I created it myself and had to make it larger in any event to get the size I wanted. After making the Lemon table runner for my dinning room table, I had a lot of yellow fabric so I decided to use those and make a lemon slice table topper. This round appliqué table topper is a quilted project. If you would like more quilting projects check out my quilting page.
I used a variety of yellow fat quarters that I purchased from Amazon for the top. Kona cotton was used for the background and toss of lemons was used for the backing. I also used yellow Kona for the binding that was cut on the bias. The Kona and the tossed lemons were purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores. You can go to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores online or to fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
What you will Need: How to Make a Round Appliqué Table Topper
- Pattern you can get by clicking on this link
- Variety of citrus colored fabrics. I used yellow for lemons
- 1/2 yd white background fabric and backing fabric
- 1/2 yd quilt batting
- 1/4 yd fabric for binding or pre-made bias binding
- 1/4 yd Wonder Under
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics
Using the pattern piece cut 8 pieces of citrus colored fabric from your variety of fabrics. Make sure that they are backed by fusible web like Pellon Wonder Under (See step 2 below). Cut a square of background fabric that measures 22 x 22. Use a length of bias binding that measures 80″ x 2 1/2″ or pre-made bias binding. You may have extra bias binding after joining the ends.
Step 2: Cut your Citrus Pieces
Each citrus piece should be backed by Wonder Under. Wonder Under has a rough side and a paper side. Fuse the rough side to the wrong side of your fabric pieces using a hot iron. Using the pattern piece cut out eight pieces of citrus colored fabric.
Step 3: Fuse the Citrus Pieces to the Background Fabric
Space the pieces of fabric evenly in a circle on the background fabric. Using a heat erasable pen mark the location of each piece. Remove the paper from each piece and fuse the piece to the background fabric in the space you marked.
Step 4: Layer the Table Topper
Place the backing fabric, in my case the tossed lemons wrong side up on your work station. Lay the batting on top of the backing fabric. Place the Appliquéd topper on top.
Step 5: Quilt the Table Topper
Quilt just inside the appliquéd pieces to secure them. Then quilt outside the pieces shadowing the pieces to give them definition. That is all of the quilting that you need to do.
Step 6: Cut The Table Topper into a Circle
Using a large compass or a pencil and string draw a circle from the center of your appliqué so that the entire piece measures 20″ in diameter.
Step 7: Bind the Table Topper
Using your bias binding, bind your quilt following the below video tutorial. If you do not know how to make your own bias binding head over to my tutorial on how to make bias binding.