Fun and Fast Top to Make

This top sews up pretty fast, but a caution – it has a bit of bias.  This top was fun to make using the striped fabric.  The fabrics are ones that were donated by Robert Kaufman  (were used by them as table coverings at Quilt Market).  I wanted to use them all together in a single top.  The striped fabric really makes the top (the bright colors don’t hurt either).  In fact, I am looking at all my striped fabric with whole new eyes, and went a little crazy cutting out striped fabric to make this same pattern.  I hope to have some more pictures of these other tops in a few days.

To make this top, cut 2 rectangles 22 7/8″ X 13 7/8″ of both a striped and other fabric (for the corners triangles of the center block).  Cut each of those rectangles in half from corner to opposite corner (like making a half square triangle, but this one won’t have sides that are the same length as each other).  Also, cut 2 strips 2 1/2″ X 30 1/2″ and 2 strips 2 1/2″ X 44 1/2″ for the inner border. The outer border takes 2 strips 42 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ and 2 strips 48 1/2″ X 6 1/2″.  The top finishes at 42″ X 60″.

By the way, if anybody wants to sew a top or some tops and need kits sent to them, just send me an email (address is in the About page, or leave a message under Comments).

If anybody else has any easy patterns that they would like to share, let me know and I can post it.

Carolyn

 

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