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Christmas Bell Table Topper

This charming snowflake-shaped table topper features the Christmas Bell embroidery.

The finished size of the table topper is about 21 1/2 " x 23 1/2" (54 cm x 60 cm)

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You will need:

  • embroidery thread (either polyester or rayon)
  • medium- to light-weight iron-on stabilizer or interfacing,
  • fabric for the central embroidered part,
  • fabric for the top and back of the mat,
  • batting,
  • graphic pencil, scissors and fabric glue.

Sewing the Table Topper

Step One: Although it's not too difficult to make the template from scratch, using our ready-made one is much easier! Download the file with the template. To open and print the template, which is a PDF file, you will need Adobe Reader or a similar program. The program is free to download and install.

Template. Click to download the PDF file

Step Two: Print out the template.

Step Three: Adhere the fabric for the top to the iron-on cut-away stabilizer or interfacing.

Lay the piece out with the stabilizer facing up. Position your template over the stabilizer and trace the template with the pencil.

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Step Four: With a pair of sharp scissors, cut out the central part 1/2" from the inner line.

Cut notches into the seam allowance from the edge to the inner line.

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Step Five: Fold the notched fabric back, press. Using fabric glue, adhere the notches to the stabilizer. Leave to dry.

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Step Six: Position the batting on the table and cover with the fabric for the backing, face up. Cover with the working piece, face down.

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Step Seven: Pin all the layers together.

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Step Eight: On your sewing machine, topstitch along the outer line.

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Step Nine: Cut away excess fabric and batting along the outer line leaving about 1/4" of seam allowance.

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Then cut away the batting on the seam allowance close to the stitches.
Cut notches in the seam allowance.

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Step Ten: Turn the working piece right side out and lay flat.

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Step Eleven: Top-stitch 1/4" (6 mm) from the outer edge.

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Step Twelve: On the fabric for the central part, make the embroidery of the Christmas Bell.

Step Thirteen: Using the template, trace the inner circle onto the fabric with the embroidery.

Cut out the piece 1" inside from the line.

Insert the embroidered piece into the "frame".

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Pin all layers together.

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On your sewing machine, topstitch along the inner line of the frame. Then quilt the whole piece (optional).

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That's it! The table topper is finished!

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Enjoy!

Happy Stitching!

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