Li'l Pumpkin Table Topper

Li'l Pumpkin Table Topper
Halloween Crafts - Li'l Pumpkin Table Topper
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This adorable project is perfect for fall. The finished table topper measures 20" x 20" making it not only a perfect centerpiece, it would also look great hanging on the wall. Make this cute pumpkin quilt today! To see a larger view of this photo click here.

What you need

fabric diagramFabric:
1/4 yard for background
1 3/4" strips of 4 fabrics for pumpkins
Scrap for stem
Scraps for leaves

1/8 yard fusible web
cording or yarn for vine
1/8 yard center / inside border
1/6 yard outside border
22" x 22" cotton batting


(You can download the full pattern here, includes all instructions and diagrams)
Diagram 1
Diagram 2
Diagram 3
Diagram 4 part one
Diagram 4 part two
Leaf pattern

Note:  If you want your back and binding to be the same fabric, the total will be 2/3 yard.

Cutting Instructions:  
(Strips: are cut selvage to selvage. Segments: are cut from the strips to provide the pieces needed.)

1. Background - Cut 1 - 6 1/2" strip.  Cut into segments: 1 - 3 1/2" (C), 5 - 2 1/2" (1B - 4A), 4 - 1 1/2" (D).  
    Cut 1 - 1 3/4" strip.  Cut into segments: 16 - 1 3/4".

2. Pumpkins - Cut 1 - 1 3/4" strips of 4 fabrics.

3. Stem - Cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece.

4. Center / Inside border - Cut 1 - 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".
    Cut 2 - 1 1/2" strips.  Cut into segments: 2 - 17 1/2" and 2 - 15 1/2".

5. Outside border - Cut 2 - 2" strips.  
    Cut into segments: 2 - 20 1/2" and 2 - 17 1/2î.

Sewing Instructions: (All seams are 1/4"- Press after each seam)

1. Pumpkins - Refer to Diagram 1.

(a)  With RST (right sides together), stitch 2 strips together.   
Repeat with remaining 2 strips.
Stitch strip units together.  
Cut into segments: 4 - 6 1/2".  

(b)  Mark diagonal lines on back of 16 - 1 3/4" background squares.  
Lay RST on all corners of pumpkin.  Diagram 1
Stitch on the lines.  
Trim 1/4" from stitching to remove corners.  

(c) Press to corners.
Repeat with all pumpkins to make 4.

2. Stem - Refer to Diagram 2.
Stitch stem piece between B & C background pieces lengthwise.
Press to stem.  
Cut into segments:  4 - 1 1/2".

3. Block construction - Refer to Diagram 3.   
Stitch D piece to right side of pumpkin.  
Stitch stem unit to top of pumpkin.  Make sure that stem is centered on top of pumpkin.   
Stitch A piece to top of stem unit.  
Repeat to make 4 pumpkin blocks.

4.  Leaves / Vines -
Refer to applique instructions below.  Make 8 leaves.  
Press leaves into place putting ends of vines under leaves.
Finish edges.  
Stitch vines into place.  

5. Construction - Refer to Diagram 4.  
Press to block center after each seam.
(a) Stitch 1 pumpkin to center block.  
End stitching about half-way down.
(b) Stitch 2nd pumpkin to side of center block.
(c) Stitch 3rd pumpkin to side of center block.
(d) Stitch 4th pumpkin to side of block center.
(e) Finish stitching 1st pumpkin seam.

6. Inside Border - Stitch 15 1/2" border pieces to left and right sides.  
Press to border.
Stitch 17 1/2" border pieces to top and bottom.  
Press to border.

7. Outside Border - Stitch 17 1/2" border pieces to left and right sides.  
Press to border.
Stitch 20 1/2" border pieces to top and bottom.
Press to border.

8. Quilt and Bind.

Fusible Web Interfacing (Raw Edge Applique):

1. Make a template using template plastic.

2. Mark leaf pattern on paper side of fusible web. You can mark leaves as close as you desire.

3. Iron onto back side of fabric, make sure fusible web is not larger than fabric. If it is larger it will get on your iron and ironing board.

4. Cut out leaves on marked lines.

5. Remove paper backing.

6. Position and iron into place.  Remember to put the vine under the leaf.

7. Finish edges as you desire. (We recommend using close finishing stitches because of the raw edge.)  

Note: If your finishing stitches are close together, you can use a regular piece of type paper underneath your fabric to keep it from pulling and bunching.  

When finished sewing, rip paper off the back.


About The Author

This lovely project was reprinted with permission from Pie Plate Patterns