Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Making table toppers from blocks

  1. #1
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,305
    I've been in several BOMs over the past few years and have discovered that by the time they're finally over I have no desire to finish the quilt. I was thinking that I could take the blocks and separate them into groups of 3 or 4 and make table toppers from them. Wouldn't this work? Has anyone ever done this and did it work for you?
    I thought it might be a way to use up all the orphan blocks I have laying around and since my sister organizes a community craft sale every year maybe I could sell some next year.

  2. #2
    Super Member Melinda in Tulsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Posts
    4,489
    Blog Entries
    62
    I think this is a great way to use up blocks. I started making 9 patch blocks this past summer during the 9 patch sew along and eventually plan to use these in tablerunners. Go for it.

  3. #3
    Super Member GrannieAnnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    S. W. Indiana
    Posts
    7,211
    I've not used orphan blocks, but it does sound like a great way to use what you've already made. Seems as long as can find a common color or fabric to make sashing that you've got some beauties on your hands.

  4. #4
    Senior Member quiltingaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    661
    Great idea. I never thought of that

  5. #5
    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    6,448
    I would think you could also make placemats out of them by adding strips to get them the right size. Your table runner idea is excellent.

  6. #6
    Super Member belmer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    3,875
    I have done this many times, It's amazing how beautiful some of them turn out. You can also add borders and borders in-between.

  7. #7
    Power Poster MadQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    ELVERTA, CA
    Posts
    12,917
    Blog Entries
    1
    They can be used for potholders too.

  8. #8
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,113
    Blog Entries
    1
    Great idea! Table toppers, runners, place mats, candle mats, etc... :D:D:D

  9. #9
    4L
    4L is offline
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    204
    I have often looked on quilter's cache to find blocks of the same size and dreamed of making a "sampler" type wall hanging or runner. It is still a dream but where would we be without dreams...

  10. #10
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,478
    Rapture, I think it's a great idea. BTW I found the pic of your new machine!!! HAPPY DANCE TIME!! :D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.