'Charming' table topper

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I enjoy all of the various fabric squares used in the quilt. Many have special meaning to me and my family. Others help me remember quilts I made for others that are long gone from my inventory. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Start amassing 2-1/2" squares, or whatever size square you feel will work best for your own personal design.

What you will need

  • assortment of 2-1/2" cotton print squares
  • cotton backing fabric
  • cotton solids for borders
  • Warm & Natural batting

Q&A with dottyeb

Jacl asked:
Hi this is a stunning littl quilt. I am wondring if you would mind if I copied your design & made quilts like this for the stillborn bubs at the Royal Womens Hospital here in Melbourne. I thing\k the mums would get a lot of joy from them. Jacl
dottyeb answered:
You are more than welcome to copy anything I post at Being asked to share is one of the finest compliments I could ever receive. If you have any questions about the project, feel free to contact me. Good luck with your projects! and G'day!
Jeannie asked:
I want to put the prairie points border on my GGDaughter's quilt. I wonder if you have an "easy how-to" on prairie pts? Thank you. Your accomplishments are beautiful eye candy. Good inspiration. You seem to like the same themes I do. Thanks for sharing.
dottyeb answered:
Jeannie, I used 2-1/2" squares for the prairie points. I folded my squares wrong sides together in half. Then fold each side down to the center to get a triangle. Here is a Fons & Porter tutorial that is very good for beginners. They use a different folding method so that their triangles are open on one side. That is good. You need to 'tuck under' or overlap each prairie point the width of the seam you will be sewing on the edge. i.e. if your outside seam is 1/4" then your tuck in or overlap needs to be 1/4". Hope this is of help to you. Here is another link that shows the two different folding methods. I used the second one and overlapped each prairie point 1/4" atop the next one. Good luck on your project!!