Slice of Pie
Make this quick and easy table topper in an afternoon. You’ll be amazed at how fast it goes together. It’s a great project to use up your leftover 21/2" strips.
• 4 (21/2" by fabric width) assorted batik precut strips or scrap
21/2" strips longer than
12" totaling the same length
• 1/3 yard black solid
• 1/2 yard tan batik
• Backing to size
• Batting to size
• Template material
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
Read all instructions before beginning this project.
Stitch right sides together using a
1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise specified.
Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable fabric width.
Prepare a template for A using the full-size pattern given.
From 21/2" assorted batik precut strips:
• Cut 6 (21/2" x 10") B strips.
• Cut 6 (21/2" x 12") C strips.
From black solid:
• Cut 3 (21/4" by fabric width)
binding strips. From tan batik:
• Cut 1 (61/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 6 A triangles
using prepared template. • Cut 3 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 6 (21/2" x 14")
COMPLETING THE TABLE TOPPER
Refer to the Assembly Diagram and project photo throughout for positioning of pieces.
1. Center and stitch a B strip to the 7" edge of an A triangle as shown in Figure 1a; press seam toward B. Trim each end of B even with the angled sides of the A triangle referring to Figure 1b. 2. Center and stitch a C strip to the B side of the A-B unit; press toward C. Trim each end of C even with the angled sides of the A-B unit.
3. Center and stitch a D strip to the C side of the A-B-C unit, press seam toward D. Trim each end of D to match the angled sides of the A-B-C unit to complete one triangle unit.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of six triangle units.
5. Referring to Figure 2, join three triangle units; press. Repeat to make a second pieced unit.
6. Matching center points and strip seams, stitch the two units together to complete the top; press seam open.
7. Layer, quilt and bind referring to Quilting Basics on page 110. Model was quilted with an allover meander pattern.