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How to make a quilted table topper from placemat blocks


Now you have the idea of using the Soho panel and some of the coordinates to make placemats. But, if you don’t need placemats, here’s another way to use the placemat blocks. You can use them to make a table topper or wall quilt!

Choose your favorite placemat block from the ones you just made, or create a new design. Make a total of 4 – 12½” x 18½” blocks. You’ll also need to cut 1 – 6½” square for the center of the table topper. I used black, the same color as the outer borders on the blocks.

Sew the blocks together as follows:

Table topper construction
Table topper construction


And now you have a table topper or, you could use it as a wall quilt! You could add another border if you wish to have a bigger quilt. You could also make this quilt using 4 different blocks for a very contemporary look. As long as the blocks are all 12½” x 18½”, they will work.

Completed table topper or wall quilt
Completed table topper or wall quilt


Now that you know how to make a table topper from placemat blocks, I’m sure you’re thinking of even more ideas for using the ColorWorks Concepts fabric from Northcott. Come back tomorrow and see some other designs that I came up with using this versatile fabric!



Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

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