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Thread: Need free Christmas octagon topper pattern

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    Hi, found and now lost on net a pattern for a free Christmas octagon topper. It used 4 different pieces of Christmas material joined together and then cut on the 60 degree angle. The 4 separate pieces were then sewn together to make an octagon. Border was a plain piece. Have searched like crazy but cannot find it again. Have material, need pattern. Anyone know it, please.
    Thanks muchly.

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    I hope someone knows where it is. I would like to make it too.

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    60 degree angle will make a hexagon. 45 degree for octagon. Will that help with the search?

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    Sorry, now that I read your post more carefully, here's one. And it looks easy!
    (original story)
    http://silverthimblequiltingarchive....gon-table.html

    Part 1 of tute:
    http://silverthimblequiltingarchive....-table_13.html

    Part 2 of tute:
    http://silverthimblequiltingarchive....al-part-2.html

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    That table topper is very cute...

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    Thank you so much Peace and Joy.......I spent hours trying to find that site. Gave up at 4am.
    So very appreciative for the pattern.
    A great group who have certainly helped me.
    Have a great day.
    Blessings, shirley

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    Thank you so much Peace and Joy.......I spent hours trying to find that site. Gave up at 4am.
    So very appreciative for the pattern.
    A great group who have certainly helped me.
    Have a great day.
    Blessings, shirley

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    thanks for the pattern

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    I thank you too. Added that to my list.

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    You're very welcome! Not sure if this was the one you saw, as it uses 6 fabics?

    Did you notice in the picture when all of the different ones done in a group that some have alternating fabrics and some have rounds of the same fabric? I imagine that the difference is in cutting the stratas. For the alternating rounds, follow directions as given (strip 1 from first set is strip 6). For the rounds to be the same, rather than flipping the second strata for cutting they are cut the same way (strip 1 is the same position in both). I like both ways, but think I prefer the alternating a bit.

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    It is not the exact one but it is so nice. One day I will stumble across the other one but at this point in time I will go with the one you found as I want the toppers made for this year not 2012. :). I like the alternate one.
    Just have to get rid of my ironing pile and will be cutting the strips.

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    I think you could either make the strips wider & use 4, OR use 4 strips of the given size, it would just end up a smaller hexagon?

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    I am just using four strips of the given size to see how that looks.

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    http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/2...y-hexagon.html

    I think this is what you want. Hope the link works!

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    oh this one is great :thumbup:

    Quote Originally Posted by veronajules
    http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/2...y-hexagon.html

    I think this is what you want. Hope the link works!

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    That is it......great find.
    Now I have 2 patterns to use. What a klutz that I searched and could not find it.
    Once again, sincere appreciation for all the help provided.
    Cheerio from Shirley

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    Thanks everyone for the patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrold48
    Hi, found and now lost on net a pattern for a free Christmas octagon topper. It used 4 different pieces of Christmas material joined together and then cut on the 60 degree angle. The 4 separate pieces were then sewn together to make an octagon. Border was a plain piece. Have searched like crazy but cannot find it again. Have material, need pattern. Anyone know it, please.
    Thanks muchly.
    Is this it?? "H-172 Starlit Rose Garden" by Hickory Stick & Co. If it is, their address is (or was) 326 N. Main..Hannibal, MO. 63401 Good Luck.

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    Thanks for sharing all three sites, I love them and think they make a great Christmas gift.
    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    Sorry, now that I read your post more carefully, here's one. And it looks easy!
    (original story)
    http://silverthimblequiltingarchive....gon-table.html

    Part 1 of tute:
    http://silverthimblequiltingarchive....-table_13.html

    Part 2 of tute:
    http://silverthimblequiltingarchive....al-part-2.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrold48
    Hi, found and now lost on net a pattern for a free Christmas octagon topper. It used 4 different pieces of Christmas material joined together and then cut on the 60 degree angle. The 4 separate pieces were then sewn together to make an octagon. Border was a plain piece. Have searched like crazy but cannot find it again. Have material, need pattern. Anyone know it, please.
    Thanks muchly.
    Here are directions for another table topper. I have made them in all sizes and fabrics. Make one out of muslin first to get the idea or if your brave just do what I do and jump right in. You control the size by the size of the square and the strips. I like to cut mt square 14 inches for my table remember it grows I have cut them larger. Cut your SQUARE of fabric for the center, fold in half on the DIAGONAL , then fold on the diagonal TWO more times for a total of three folds. Next measure the shortest FOLDED side. If you statred with a 14 in square it will measue 7 inches. Next measuer that distance on the longest folded side from the bottom up and mark. Lay your ruler from that mark up to the top corner edge and cut off. This will be at an angle Be sure you are cutting off only raw edges not FOLDED. LOL ask me how I know. Now you have the center that is cut in an octagon. Cut strips in any width you want to finish the next two rounds. I used 1 1/2 and 3 1/2 half for most of mine. Also cut 1 1/2 inch strips for binding. To assemble lay the narrow strip right sides together on your center piece and leave a good tail on each end and sew a 1/4 in seam. do EVERY OTHER edge and then press each strip out. This is very important to keep your shape.
    Now do the rest of the strips on that round of strips and press out. Now that all the strips of that round are sewn and pressed out you can now cut the excess off of that round of strips. Now do the next round still sewing every other strip and pressing those out and then sewing the rest of the strips on that round. Layer top with batting and backing. I usually sew a little design in the center of my narrow strip. Now take your binding strips and sew them on in the same way, every other one and press put and then sew the rest of that round on and press out and trim off exsess. Tack down binging on the back like on a quilt.
    You can sandwich batting and backing and top and leave an opening to turn it and sew around but I did one that way and didn't like it. This may be about as clear as mud if you have any questions E mail me.

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    ashgrover, Love your table toppers, thanks for the tute and sharing your toppers.

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    I forgot to tell you but I am sure you will all figure it out but you can make the center of the table topper one color and the strips different colors. I have done that to. I use these for gifts all the time and don't always remember to take pictures of them.
    You can also piece a center square and then cut it. Let your imagination be your guide don't be afraid to try a combination that you like. I have done machine embroidery on my center square before I cut it. Also used a practice quilt block and practice embroidery pieces. Possabilities are endless. LOL
    The www.embroiderylibary.com has some shown with different machine embroidery designs on them in their project pages. Also I jhave made them with three different fabrics. I made some pretty Fall ones with a leaf fabric and fall colored strips that were pretty. Thanksgiving ones are fun to as well as seasonal ones. Another gift idea I use is to cut squares of fabric scraps for napkins and serge a rolled hem on them. I just keep adding to the pile and then pick out a set for a gift and take a plastic cafe curtain ring and open the napkin out and take a hold in the center and slip a one inch or 2.54 cm the cafe ring ring on half way up. stand a set up in a nice colored small bucket or a flower pot and open the ends of the napkins out. These make great gifts and everyone loves them. Those in picture were from moda scraps I had left from borders of place mats that were done with the different real fruit on them. Did napkins for them and had enough scraps to make a set for a birthday gift.

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    Wow ashgrover...thank you for your tute. Your topper is beautiful. Will need to make up the toppers I have cut out, then I will sit quietly and re-read your tute to see if I can try it. Have to be the slowest crafter this century.
    Many thanks, shirley

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    Me again, I gave the wrong web address for Embroidery Library it is emblibrary.com, go to the address below and there are lots of neat things to see in the Showcase and scroll down and there are several different octagon table toppers people have made and sent pictures to get ideas from. Only trouble is there are lots of things to get ideas from and I don't need more ideas just more time. LOL

    http://www.emblibrary.com/el/elproje...ablelinens#top

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