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Welcome to my stop, day 5 of what I believe to be the first AccuQuilt Blog Hop. So far this week the GO!Getters have had fun sharing ideas using felt and foam, with more ideas to follow.
No sew table cloth
We all have those card tables buried somewhere inside or outside our homes that we only pull out once a year. You know, the dreaded kids table! If your card table is like mine (cough cough) it is old and ugly.
Add insult to injury, we also sometimes get stuck sitting at that old ugly table because not all of us were fortunate to be born tall.
Today I am sharing a quick and easy project that I hope will inspire you to dress up that kids table and maybe your own. Seriously ya’ll, this is so quick and easy even a 4 year old can do it. Whether you sew or not, it doesn’t really matter because google is our friend and will help us find a pre made table cloth.
For a completely no sew table cloth you can pick one up ready made for under $10, add a no sew fusible and you are all set. For my great niece and I, I chose solid white polyester table cloths. I know, white isn’t the best choice for a child’s table.
Miss Ella is 4 years old and I think she was more interested in using the sewing machine than the iron. Once we started using the GO! cutter that is all she was focused on.
She chose the shapes, pressed the fusible to the back of the fabric (with supervision), placed her shapes and pressed. The dies she chose are:
All of these dies will fit the GO!, GO! Big and GO! Me and there are a few purchasing options if you don’t have one. See here.
Dies used on my table cloths
We used Heat and Bond Ultra and fused it to our fabric prior to running through the GO!. 1, 2, lift, reposition iron, 1, 2, lift and repeat until you have 1, 2’d all over your applique fabric. Yes, we counted out loud. Miss Ella used the AccuQuilt GO! and she definitely had the most fun with it out of everything. She loved turning the handle.
Fan folded our fused fabric and she rolled away.
This was mine, I may go back and add a little more to it later.
If you’d like to make your own you can grab it over on the AccuQuilt website.
Miss Ella made a Quilt too
Miss Ella also made a quilt for her babies while were playing using misc Island Batik Fabric. Of course it was ready for her appliques when she arrived, quilted with a scrap of Hobbs Batting . For cutting the binding I used the 2 1/2″ strip die from AccuQuilt.
You could also purchase a blank baby blanket and decorate it using the various appliques dies AccuQuilt has available.
She chose the :
GO! Star-2″, 3″, 4″ Die # 55028 dies for it. Here she is at the end of our day, quilt and table topper rolled up in her new ByAnnie bag.
If you want to sew
If you choose to sew you can pick up some wide quilt backing and cut it down to drape your table as you like. The only sewing required is your hem all the way around.
You could also avoid sewing the hem with Steam a Seam, though I have no experience with it.
Cut as many shapes as you’d like and place them randomly on your prepared table cloth.
Use a ruler or any straight edge to make sure closely place shapes are in line with one another. Press as recommended to fuse.
For the corners I used a square ruler to center my snowflakes. I think this would be so pretty using only the 2 snowflake shapes all over. Let me go make another!
Add as much or as little as you like and fuse. That’s it! Okay, I know what you’re thinking, “she could have placed the holly berries a little better”. I agree, it’s just one of those things you don’t notice until you step back to admire your work. I promise no one will notice when they set down to the table.
If you really wanted to get fancy you could add rick rack or a lace border. You could also create a no sew table cloth for other holidays using the
And so many more.
It gets better. AccuQuilt offers free embroidery files to finish off the applique shapes when you purchase the die. These are located on the individual die pages when available.
Be sure to visit other GO! Getters hopping along
October 4: GO! Gnome Kitchen Magnets – Katy https://katyquilts.net/
October 5: Build A Snowman – Vicki https://knitbug2.blogspot.com/
October 6: Felt Pieces – Katy https://katyquilts.net/
October 7: GO! No Sew Christmas Ornaments – Suzy https://websterquilt.blogspot.com/
October 8: GO Christmas Tablecloth – Denise(you are here) https://fortheloveofgeese.com/
October 11: GO! Gnome Tea Towel – Suzy https://websterquilt.blogspot.com/
October 14: Flutter Pillow – Melanie Call https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com/
October 15: Ricebag/ Cube – Jennifer Strauser https://dizzyquilter.com/
October 16: No Sew Magnets – Melanie Call https://abitofscrapstuff.blogspot.com/