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Quilt a table topper for all seasons – a fun applique project

Quilt a table topper for all seasons – a fun applique project

by Robin Bogaert

Kick the winter blues with bright decor for all seasons. Join me this week when I show you how to make this Circle the Seasons Table Topper. It’s an applique project and oh-so-easy with the HeatnBond Lite family of products. It includes scenes of winter, spring, summer and fall. This topper is made very dimensional with Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting, some lovely Dress It Up buttons, GÜTERMANN Invisible Nylon Thread and other decorative notions. This topper is 26” in diameter and will fit on any shaped table.

There is also an opportunity to make it your own from your stash of cotton fabric and embellishments to match your unique decor. Be sure to download the free Circle the Seasons Table Topper original pattern.

A circular table topper with 4 seasons depicted, 4 houses and 4 landscapes with seasonal trees, flowers, snow leaves, pumpkins, a quilt on a clothesline, sports balls and a swing set.

Circle the Seasons Table Topper made with HeatnBond Iron-on EZ Print Lite Iron-on Adhesive



  • 26” x 26” background cotton fabric (light blue sky as shown)
  • scraps of fabric for applique (choose mostly solid colors and some novelty fabrics for sports balls, quilt, and flowers)
  • 30” x 30” backing fabric
  • bias binding 85” x 2½” length
  • 2 – 30” x 30” of Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Quilt Batting (2 layers recommended)


embroidery thread, decorative threads, metallic thread (optional)

  • threads to match fabric


feet/machine accessories suggestions

  • open toe foot for applique (optional but helpful)
  • ¼” foot
  • free motion quilting foot


  • printer
  • iron
  • sewing machine capable of doing a small zigzag or satin stitch and free motion stitching

Stacks of solid cotton fabrics in various ranges of colors including, navy, gray, white, taupe, brown, pinks, reds, yellows, greens, soft blues and oranges

Pieces of fabric for the Circle the Seasons Table Topper (mostly solid cottons)

Packaging for HeatnBond EZ Print Lite, HeatnBond Lite, various colored threads and buttons, pins, marker, pencil, a string of yarn, needles, scissors, rotary cutter, basting spray, quilt batting, freezer paper, and pattern drawn on white paper.

Other supplies needed

Don’t forget to print the free pattern for Circle the Seasons Table Topper and join me tomorrow when I explain how to get the pattern printed onto the HeatnBond EZ-Print Lite Iron-On Adhesive. It’s magical and oh so easy! You’ll want to do all your future sewing machine applique this way.

This is part 1 of 5 in this series

Go to part 2: HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique patterns easy | How-to


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