Happy Halloween! I have just one more Halloween Sewing project to share with you, a Quilted Table Topper! It’s a strip pieced hexagon table topper constructed in a similar way to my Mini Christmas Tree Skirt. If you like this Halloween Sewing project you may also like this Large Hexagon Quilt tutorial.
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Hey there everyone! As I sit and type this up to share with you I’m in my office and it’s Halloween morning. Not the best time to post a Halloween Sewing project I know, but I’ve never been one who has adapted well to the “work months ahead” aspect of the blogging world. As much as I try I just seem to get most of my inspiration for projects during the Holiday seasons. Even with the late timing, I’m still going to share this tutorial with you, I think you could easily adapt this pattern for another holiday or maybe someone will stumble onto this project next year before Halloween.
Kentucky has had the most beautiful Fall this year, actually Fall is almost always absolutely gorgeous here. Which makes it such a shame that we normally go out-of-town for October break. This year my kids are in different schools with different Fall breaks, so no traveling for us and it’s KILLING ME I tell ya! Fall break is one of my favorite times to travel. Normally we try to head down to Disney World to catch everything all decked out for Halloween and attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party (even though last year the party ended with one of my kids on a stretcher and a bunch of paramedics gathered around us, It’s a LONG STORY, that you can read about here if you like).
Okay, back to my point… since we knew we would not be traveling in October this year, I decided to take the time at home to tackle some much-needed projects around the house. We spent most of the month repainting our Kitchen and 1st Floor Family Room, and managed to FINALLY get all of the Halloween decorations out a week or two ago (just in time to take them down, right??)
A quilted Halloween table topper had been on my “wish list” of projects to make for a couple of years now. This year I thought I’d tackle it. I try to add one sewn item to my Halloween decorations every year, this table topper can now join my Halloween Quilt and Ghastly Pillows in my box of quilted decor.
In case you’d like to make one too, here is a quick tutorial.
You’re going to need (contains affiliate links):
12 strips of fabric each 2 ½″ x 42″ You need 4 strips EACH in 3 different colors. (i.e. 4 orange, 4 black, 4 white)
A quilt ruler with a 60 degree angle measurement
1 yard of fabric for back
Step one, begin by sewing 6 of your strips together along the long sides (all seams are ¼″) They will be in a pattern:
Repeat for your 2nd set of strips.
A few tips, when sewing long strips together, sew in opposite directions. Don’t always stitch in the same direction as it can distort your strips. Also make sure when you press you only PRESS you don’t iron. This will help you keep straight strips.
After your strips are sewn and pressed, lay them out on your cutting mat. Take your ruler and line up the 60 degree angle mark with the top straight edge of the strips. Cut.
Flip your ruler and cut again this time in the other direction making a triangle.
Repeat until you’ve cut 4 triangles. Discard the extra pieces at the ends that are not triangles.
Cut more triangles from your 2nd set of strips.
After you have all 6 triangles cut, arrange them so that they alternate colors on the long part of the triangle. In my case I had one black then one orange.
Press the seams in opposite directions. The orange triangles seams press towards the point, the black triangles press towards the outside edge.
Stitch two triangles together with ¼″ seam allowance matching seams.
Repeat until all 6 triangles are sewn together and form a hexagon shape.
Do your best to match the center point, if you can’t get it just right add a cute button or applique to cover that point.
Quilt, and bind as desired. I just quilted a simple spiderweb pattern into mine. If you need help quilting a table runner, you can check out the tutorial in this post.
The table topper is now sitting on my kitchen table! From behind it you can see a few of my other Halloween decorations peeking out!
After 3 incarnations this year I think I finally settled on a mantle that I liked! Just in time to take it down tomorrow *grrrr*
Shannon Thomas says
I made myself a halloween table runner this year….finished most of it last week…still have not put the binding on. It will be already to put pull out for next year!
Kathy Billings says
Thank you for showing how to make a hexigaon wedge quilt, without needing a specialty ruler. You see, my best friend and quilting buddy gave me a wedge quilt, very much like the one in this tutorial. i wondered how she had made it and thought she had probably used a specialty ruler to cut the wedges. I am excited to make one myself.
I could have sworn that you made a spider tablecloth runner with black in between the wedges and it had purple in it also. Maybe I just thought you did. Anyway, if you did make this could you please run it again.