Friday, September 21, 2018

Swirly star-Card Trick toppers


So glad to have three more toppers finished.  These are called Card Tricks and were made from this tutorial.  I have made one before, you can see that one HERE.

You sew strip sets together, cut triangles from them and sew together in this very fun design.  

Add some fast allover quilting design and you have yourself a topper. 

 The hardest part is the binding.  I don't enjoy doing those inside corners but they came out pretty good this time.  I snip a little piece of the topper right at the inside dip(corner) as I am coming to it.  Try to straighten out your fabric a bit and keep sewing the binding on. 

In the last post I mentioned my friend was coming over to sew snowman bodies while I cut them.  Whew what a day, we worked liked crazy, but we also chatted quite a bit.  In these three boxes are now 61 snowmen in the works! I have a month to get them all finished.  Next in the process is to gather around some of the bottoms and stuff them which is great evening/tv viewing time.  I am so thankful to have had help with the beginning stages-thanks Ginny!!

Linking with Michelle, Sarah and Myra.


19 comments:

  1. Great job on the 3 table toppers! And 61 snowmen in a box!!! Wow!!!

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  2. Now I might just have to try making one of those toppers, since I have a round table. What is the measurement across from one point to the other point?

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  3. I really like the table topper design, but I do agree. Those inside corners would be a pain!

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  4. I love these toppers! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I've seen this design before, but had not seen a tutorial. These will go on my list of things to do. Have a good weekend! Happy stuffing. :)

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  5. Those are really neat, Vicki! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I might have to give that one a try!

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  6. I made one of these a long time ago, in a gradation from yellow to red. Gave it to my friend, who's house was decorated in those colors - it looked great there. Yours look wonderful for the holidays, and thanks for the tutorial as my instructions are long gone.

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  7. Hi Vicki! What a good friend Ginny is!! That will keep you off the streets for the weekend, maybe. That's exactly how I did the inside corners on the mantle quilt's binding. Clip it and then pull it straight when sewing it on - it's amazing that it works out but it sure does! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. A lovely topper Vicki, thank you so much for the tutorial. I see lots of runners but I have an octagonal table, this will be perfect.

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  9. See? I knew you'd be getting more done after your fun sales day! That round table topper would be fun in a patio table topper, or in a patriotic color way.

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  10. Pretty table topper. Thanks for the tutorial link.

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  11. Those toppers look great! Without knowing the secret of the triangles, they look impossible, which makes them extra eye-catching :)

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  12. That is a lot of snowmen! These are such pretty table toppers. Thanks for the link and the encouragement and the binding tip.

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  13. Perfect for every season! Happy equinox!

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  14. What great table toppers!! they look so cool swirling like that!

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  15. Hey! I somehow missed this post. LOVE those card trick toppers! They look complicated! 61 snowmen! Whew! You are a machine, girl!

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  16. Love those toppers. That is a LOT of snowmen to work on. Looking forward to seeing them finished.

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  17. Three more gorgeous toppers. Fun to see it in three color sets.

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  18. WOW! I need to know how these blocks were constructed. I'm off to the tutorial now. Well done! (P.S. You're much braver than I when it comes to binding!)

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  19. Fun snowmen bodies and great quilts I shared with a friend

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