Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Celebrate Summer Sewing and stitch a Patriotic Table Topper! This red, white, and blue sewing project is an updated version of Nancy Zieman’s turned-tube technique. Today, we’re stitching our Table Topper with 2-1/2″ Fabric Strips and Pellon’s convenient 2-1/2″ Precut Cotton Batting Strips! The sewing is fun and the finished table topper provides a festive table centerpiece.

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 Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial

Approximate finished size: 18″ Diameter

Create the Inner Circle

Patriotic Table Topper Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Cut one 6″ circle from “inner circle” fat quarter.
  • Cut one 6″ circle from “under circle” fat quarter.
  • Cut two 6″ circles from scrap cotton batting.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Fold “under fabric circle” right sides together, meeting edges. Using Bordeaux Scissors, cut a 2-1/2″ slit opening near center circle.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place fabric circles right sides together. Stack and place both batting circles to wrong side of outer fabric circle. Wonder Clip layers together.


Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Using 1/4″ seam allowance, stitch around entire outer circle. Backstitch at beginning and ending of seam.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Press.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Trim away batting layers seam allowances.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Notch seam allowance, or trim seam allowance using pinking shears, or 45mm rotary cutter with pinking blade.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Turn circle right side out through opening, and use Point 2 Point Turner to smooth edges while turning.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Press. Set aside.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

Create Outer Strips

  • Cut seven 2-1/2″ crosswise fabric strips from each of three fat quarters: Cut seven red strips, seven white strips, and seven blue strips. Cut a total of twenty-one strips – each measuring approximately 2-1/2″ x 21″.
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  • Place crosswise fabric strips right sides together, offsetting short ends, and stitch diagonally between right angles.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Seam fabric strips together with diagonal seams, stitching all twenty-one strips in to one continuous strip.
Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog
  • Press seams flat, then press seams open.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Trim away excess seam allowance.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Cut batting strip narrow end at a 45° angle. Fold narrow fabric strip end, wrong sides together, at a 45° angle. Press.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place 2-1/2″ batting strip to wrong side of fabric strip. Place batting strip about 3″ in from fabric fold.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial  at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Fold long strip edges towards center of batting strip.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Fold again, meeting long edges wrong sides together. Wonder Clip layers together.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsFold fabric strips, meeting long edges and Wonder Clip layers together – along the entire continuous fabric strip. Or, if you have just a few Wonder Clips, fold layers – and clip as you sew. 

 

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  • Complete sewing continuous fabric strip by cutting narrow end at a 45° angle. Cut batting strip end at  45° angle, and 1″ shorter than fabric. Fold fabric strip end up, wrong sides together.
  • Continue stitching to end of strip and stop with needle down. Lift presser foot, pivot, and stitch across short end of fabric.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Tuck folded end of fabric strip under center circle. Note: The stitching line on the fabric strip will be located to the right.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Set sewing machine for a wide zigzag stitch, and stitch fabric strip to inner circle. After stitching about an inch, gradually reveal entire width of strip and continue stitching – meeting circle edge to edge of fabric strip. Zig in one fabric and zag in the other, while “kissing” fabric edges together.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Continue stitching, turning inner circle counter clockwise as you stitch.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsAn Edge Joining Presser Foot also works great when seaming fabric strips to center circle of Table Topper. 

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Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • At about 4″ from the end, tuck folded end of fabric strip under table topper, and continue stitching to end of strip. Backstitch.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  •  Steam and press finished Table Topper.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Insert a 1″ x 3″ strip of fusible interfacing into under circle opening, fusible side up. Press and fuse opening closed. And/or cover opening with an applique design.

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Our New! Patriotic Table Topper sewing project is so fun to sew! We’ve designed our Patriotic Table Topper so you may sew two table toppers from eight fat quarters and one pack Pellon’s 2-1/2″ Precut Cotton Batting Strips

Patriotic Table Topper Sewing Tutorial at Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions We’ve had so much fun sewing our Patriotic Table Topper, we’ve started an oval rug sewing project with two packages of Pellon’s 2-1/2″ Precut Cotton Batting Strips, and one Red Elegance 2-1/2″ Precut Fabric Strip Pack! The Red Elegance strips are precut 2-1/2″ x 43″. Instead of creating a center circle, we’ve folded one 43″ strip in half – to create the rug center. And we’ve seamed the fabric strips together in the order they were wrapped on the roll! Stay tuned …


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For a chance to be the random winner of a 10 Pack of Wonder Clips from Clover, please leave a comment below about our NEW! Patriotic Table Topper. Clover will give away one 10 Pack of Wonder Clips to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

 

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