Crystal Table Topper

Mar 11, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Connie Campbell

Supplies:

GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter (55500)

GO! Qube Mix & Match 12” Block (55778)

(Dies used: #2 - 3" Square, #5 - 3" Half Square Triangle and the #7 Parallelogram)

Finished size 24" x 24"

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Hi everyone, this is Connie Kresin Campbell from Freemotion by the River and I am back with a neat table topper made using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 12” Block set. I am really having a lot of fun using the Qube in its handy self-contained storage system. I recently bought some higher Ikea storage systems and I really like the height for my GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter.

 

AccuQuilt GO! Electric cutter setup in my studio

Qube dies used in table topper tutorial

 

Materials Needed:

I used batiks from the Island Batik  Crystal Cove collection. We will be making four 12 inch blocks for our table topper.

 

Crystal Cove batiks

 

Dark Teal – ¼ yard

Light Teal – ¼ yard

Teal Print – ¼ yard

Cream – ½ yard

Teal - 3 – 2 ½” strips for binding  ¼ yard

Backing – 30” x 30”

Batting – 30” x 30”

Follow the cutting directions below:

Shape 2: GO! 3" Finished Square

            Cut 8 - Light Teal

            Cut 8 - Teal Print       

Shape 5: GO! Half Square Triangle 3" Finished Square

            Cut 16 - Light Teal

            Cut 16 - Teal Print

            Cut 40 - Cream

Shape 5: GO! Parallelogram 45 degree

            Cut 16 - Dark Teal

Assembly:

Use a ¼ inch seam allowance throughout. There is a free quilt pattern book included with the Qube and on page 14 there is a block called the Trellis Block. I used that pattern. You will make 8 parallelograms with the top point facing to the left and 8 parallelograms with the top point facing to the right.

 

Trellis pattern in book

 

This was the first time I ever used the Parallelogram die and when I went to align the pieces I thought the half square triangle die was too big! You can see in the photo below how I laid out the pieces wrong at first. (I am showing a coral block as I forgot to take a photo before I ran out of the dark teal fabric.)

 

Correct way to use the Parallelogram die

 

When the pieces are aligned right it is very easy to make this block.

 

Line up as shown

 

There are many ways this block can be used. The first design is the way it is shown in the book. I also like the next design that I am showing. The quilt block is the same, just turned differently.

 

Other ways to use the blocks

 

This is the quilt block worked up in Electric Quilt.

 

 

Follow the diagram below to piece your blocks.

 

Diagram of block split into section

 

This is the way I decided to sew my blocks together. Lay out the blocks as shown or follow one of the other designs.

 

Batik block made using AccuQuilt GO! Qube for the Crystal Table Topper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt as desired.

 

Closeup of Crystal Cove Table Topper  free tutorial

 

I really enjoyed using the Parallelogram for the first time and I know I will be using it for many other projects! Be sure and stop by my blog for other tutorials and quilt projects.

 

Crystal table topper free pattern using AccuQuilt GO! dies

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