Christmas Table Ensemble

A Table Topper, Table Runner and Pillow Cover

1 Winter Song Turnover
1 Yd. of Moda Bella Solid White
Yep! I used 1 Turnover to make all 3 of these projects!
Now how cool is that.

Cut your turnovers in half as shown

Cut your white fabric into 4 1/2 ” strips
Cut your strips into 4 1/2″ squares.

You will need 72 – 4 1/2″ squares (for all three projects)

Cut in half diagonally

To help speed things up while I was sewing,
I put a white triangle with a print triangle ready to sew.

Now start sewing.
Queen Elna and I sped right along.

Sew the longest side of the triangle,
and don’t worry if the white piece is a little bigger
than your print piece. It’ll be fine, you’ll see…

Iron the triangles to make a square
I ironed my seam towards the print side.

Now trim/square up your blocks to 3 3/4″
You’ll have plenty of room to trim and make a perfect square block.

for some reason I felt the need to take a picture
of all the scraps. Aren’t they pretty.

Lay out your blocks for your pillow
4 across and 4 down

Lay out your blocks for your Table Topper
10 across and 10 down.
Do the same thing for your Table Runner
9 across and 3 down.

Sew your blocks together to form rows.

Sew your rows together


I love using a blue Mark-B-Gone pen and my quilt ruler to mark
my quilting lines. So very cool.
For the pillow I quilted the top to a layer of batting first.

To make the pillow cover, Kim has a great set of instructions HERE for making a pillow “envelope”. My pillow comes out at 12-13″ square. Kim’s is for a 16″ square pillow, so you’ll need to do a little adjusting. I make all my pillow covers with the envelope style back.
Easy Peasy.

Bat, Back, Quilt and Bind your Table Topper and Table Runner as desired. And pat yourself on the back for getting a Christmas project done way early! What a good feeling. Yes?

1 Table Topper @ approx. 32″ square 1 Table Runner @ approx. 10″ x 29″ 1 Pillow @ approx. 12″ square

Happy Christmas in July!
ooxx`jodi of {}

0 comments on “Christmas Table Ensemble

  1. lissa says:

    What a great way to use the triangles! Great job, Jodi!

  2. ooohhh jodi!!!
    i β™₯ this recipe!!!

  3. Ellyn says:

    too cute! was reading along, saw queen elna & some other phrases & knew it was yours before I got to the bottom of the post!

  4. Kelly O. says:

    This is awesome Jodi!!!yes it is!

  5. Needled Mom says:

    Perfect project with all of those triangles.

  6. Pat says:

    great way to use a turnover! thanks for sharing!

  7. joantufts says:

    I love your project.. I also love all the moda precuts but to choose a favourite pre-cut Moda now I would go with Kansas Winter .. !

  8. RosaMarΓ­a says:

    i love this tutorial!!!! now i can use my turnover! thanks for sharing!

  9. jaybird says:

    three in one!! adorable!

  10. amber says:

    this is way cute i love it.

  11. Terry says:

    I LOVE this!! I don't have any Christmas quilts so making these would be perfect! Thanks for the tutorial! :0)

  12. Des says:

    You're a smarty pants!!

    My favorite pre-cut is ………you gotta love the charms.

  13. Sandy says:

    Great tutorial…love the fabric you used!

  14. mom2three says:

    Love this! First, because it's just so cute, but second because it uses up the whole pre-cut package. I always feel bad when I have just a couple of left over charm squares- not enough for a whole project. This is wonderful!

  15. amylouwho says:

    Very cute! I need to buy more precuts.

  16. R says:

    What a great idea for the turnovers, my favorite cut is layer cake. I have used those more then any of the others!

    Beth from So. Cal.

  17. sewit says:

    Love these projects – can't wait to get some scraps together and make some! Aurora

  18. jabeybaby says:

    This is so cute and amazing that you can make all of that out of one turnover!

  19. Kim says:

    Very nicely done Jodi. I love that you can get three projects from one turnover. Very impressive.

  20. Allie says:

    Love it!
    I think the precut I use the most is a layer cake, I'll be needing to play with turnover now too.

  21. Mimi says:

    What a great way to use the turnovers! They are the one pre-cut I have not used yet – still cutting my own darn trianges, I can see i need to try these. The pre-cut I use the most are the charms, but have to say, love any and all of them since you get all the fabrics in a line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. free indeed says:

    I love the look of all those triangles, so simple yet stunning!

    For a favorite precut, I like the versatility of jelly rolls. My next jelly roll project will be diamonds!

  23. Pat says:

    Love these!!! My favorite precut WAS charm packs Now I must try some turnovers!

  24. Candace says:

    Wow – so simple and fun, Jodi! What a great pattern! Thanks!

  25. Lisa says:

    Love it! Keep up the good work.

  26. Lynn Osborne says:

    I love this set! My favorite pre-cuts are jelly rolls.

  27. ~D Spack~ says:

    Jodi's projects are always so crisp, clear, bright, clean…etc. need I go on???I have not purchased a turnover…YET! today just might be the perfect day to do just that! Thank You MBS for everything!

  28. Melody says:

    Great recipe. Can't wait to try it.

  29. Barb says:

    I love it….actually I made a kingsized quilt just like that but with sashings in between a large block of those…I remade an old quilt for a friend….your way is much easier….thanks…

  30. Ariane says:

    I love this tutorial. It's a wonderful way to use the triangles. These would make a lovely gift. Hmmm….I just might have to make it.

  31. CJ says:

    These are all really cute and I think I could make these in time for Christmas gifting. Thanks!

  32. quiltmom says:

    Nice instructions and a lovely set of quilts – your fabrics are very pretty.Kansas Winter is a very nice fabric pre cut.
    Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,

  33. susan says:

    Love the tablerunner and pillow cover. I've been wanting to try a turnover and I think this is just the perfect project.

  34. greetingarts says:

    Hey, Jodi! Fancy seeing you over here… :0) Great job, I just love half square triangles.

  35. Aimee says:

    Beautiful. I need to buy a turnover to try it out!

  36. Great tutorial on the triangles! Love the fabric.

  37. Susan says:

    So pretty! I need to get started on Christmas!

  38. Tozz says:

    You have so inspired me. I love all of your sweet Christmas things as they look so bright and pretty.

  39. Carla says:

    Just beautiful!

  40. So cute!! I love the charm packs.

  41. qwendi says:

    I love the ensemble. I just viewed it on your blog. I have used Moda charms for table toppers and totes. Love'me!

  42. mcdgma says:

    I really like this recipe…. so far my favorite precut has been the charm squares but I think i might like trying the turnovers…
    Cindy in Wyoming

  43. Shari says:

    How could you not just love a fabric line called 'Winter Song'? And I just love the square you used for squaring up. Thanks for the instructions!!! I always did love turnovers… LOL

  44. Love the colors! I haven't used the turnovers yet but love Jelly Rolls!!
    kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

  45. Chris says:

    NICE!!! I haven't tried a turnover yet but this recipe might just tempt me to do so!! I always like the projects Jodi “bakes” and I enjoy her blog too! Nice job Jodi!

  46. What a great pattern! Thanks. I look forward to trying this out.

  47. Doreen K. says:

    Oh, I love this. Looks like something I could do.

  48. dotti white says:

    Jodi…this is one tasty treat! Thank you so much for sharing!

  49. Rachel says:

    Oooh Jodi – this is tres cute! Nice nice nice!

    I love Moda pre-cuts. I am totally in β™₯ with jelly rolls and currently have 2 to play with!

  50. L. Gray says:

    These are great ideas, wonderful to get three items from one turnover. My fave precuts are jellyrolls, but I have not ever used a turnover..and now that I have this tute I am going to get a pack and give this a go. Thanks!!

  51. Sue says:

    The only pre-cut I've ever bought are the charm packs. I have a great book for jelly rolls though, so someday……….

  52. upstateLisa says:

    Awesome! you make it look so easy to get such wonderful points!

  53. Dawn says:

    Great use of the Turnovers! I love the recipe πŸ™‚

  54. ladmquilter says:

    What a great way to use triangles. I have never used a turnover. Love it.

  55. I've never used the triangles before, but maybe I'll need to get out there and find some soon! Matched up with the bright white makes those colors pop – great tutorial! – Marlene

  56. Carrie P. says:

    A very cute way to use those turnovers. I have to say my favorite precut is the fat quarter bundles.

  57. joantufts says:

    My favorite pre-cut would be the Jelly roll……

  58. It's a hard choice between a jelly roll and a charm pack! I haven't even dared to use turnovers yet, this might just be the perfect chance.

  59. Anne says:

    Love the patterns!! I'm continually amazed by the creativity of pattern designers! I can't locate the “printer friendly” icon for this pattern … did I overlook it?

  60. Jackie says:

    Thanks for sharing – these are so cute!

  61. Wow! love that you were able to use one turnover to do three projects. I have never used turnovers before. I've used lots of charm packs though and I have two favorites. Simplicity and Shangri-La.
    Great tutorial.

  62. kwiltmakr says:

    Love the fabric. Looks super simple, just what I need! Thanks Jodi.

  63. I cannot beleive you gor all of that from a tunover!! How super, I am going to try this, thank you!!

  64. Chere says:

    It's a great recipe–both easy on the eyes and uses fabric already in the “cupboard”!

  65. Meg says:

    These are so cute, I can hardly stand it! I tend to be a charm pack and jelly roll girl myself, but after this recipe, I foresee turnovers in my future!

  66. Stunning project and I would love to make one too!!

  67. Chance #3 to win one of these! Of course, if I don't win, I could always make them by following your fabulous tutorial! Thanks for sharing it.


  68. Rebecca P says:

    I love the new pattern you made. I've used layer cakes & jelly rolls, but haven't tried turnovers. I guess I will have to.

  69. How cute! I've never seen the turnovers in any shops. I'll have to keep my eyes open. πŸ˜‰ I love jelly rolls and cake layers.

  70. Anne says:

    heres some bloggy love! thanks for the giveaway chance!!

  71. bingo~bonnie says:

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  72. bingo~bonnie says:

    I love these colors together… they're Christmas… but not red/green.. and pretty enough to be used all winter πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing how you used the turnover package to make all of this. WOW! *Fabric Turnovers* are my favorite! πŸ˜‰

    Love from Texas! ~bonnie

  73. Dawn says:

    Fantastic recipe!! Thanks Jodi! My favorite precuts would have to be fat quarter bundles.

  74. Leigh says:

    I LOVE the colors in this! So pretty!

  75. tisme says:

    I would have to say that this is the greatest package I have seen. Christmasy but can use all winter.
    Do I get one more entry?? πŸ™‚

  76. May Kristin says:

    Gorgeous and easy project! I don't know what my fav pre-cut is, I have some different ones waiting for me…too scared to cut into them!! LOL!

  77. lambie-pie says:

    This is great! I love Christmas stuff that isn't too Christmasy, like it would look good all winter long.

  78. rerehere1 says:

    Great tutorial! The wheels started turning with possibilities before I was even done reading!

  79. sewtakeahike says:

    soooo cute Jodi! and efficient and thrifty. very nice!

  80. ELP says:

    Love scrap quilts and you have made a beauty. Thanks for sharing


  81. Bec Clarke says:

    It's hard to choose I would have to say that Fat quarters are my favourite as they are so versatile and Jelly rolls second place and Charm squares 3rd.

  82. Tiffany says:

    Turnovers are the best since they are also trickier to cut.

  83. I LOVE this! The white makes everything so crisp looking!

  84. Jennifer says:

    Love this project, and also the link on how to do envelope style pillows.

  85. Deb C. says:

    very nice jodi. I love new ideas for christmas decor.

  86. Dee says:

    Love all the pieces – but especially the pillows. Dee

  87. Deb says:

    Love the table topper and all the Christmas colors!

  88. Cassie says:

    These are great!
    I love all three of them!

  89. Khris says:

    This is gorgeous Jodi…well done. I don't know if I have a favourite pre cut but I love the idea of having the triangles already cut and ready to sew…hugs Khris in Oz

  90. Rita says:

    Great project, Jodi.

    My favorite precut has to be the Jelly Roll!

  91. Diane says:

    I love this pattern and see many Christmas presents in the making! I have only worked with charm packs and one jelly roll so far. I think I liked the jelly roll the best because I was very pleased with the project I made with it. Looking forward to experimenting with turnovers! Thanks for the tutorial!

  92. Micki says:

    What a lovely project! I love the charm packs and always find them so colourful and pretty!

  93. Willow says:

    Beautiful. I have to agree with some others here I like the Charmed pack.


  94. Sheree says:

    So pretty, Jodi!!

  95. I love the way you have light & dark triangles they are great
    Hugs Janice

  96. I've not purchased a turnover yet. Now I must!

  97. I've not purchased a turnover yet. Now I must!

  98. GloJoeSews says:

    Love it! Really beautiful!

  99. sewtakeahike says:

    Great job Jodi! You do the best work!!

  100. Guilitta says:

    Oh, is das gereat. I have to try it.

    Greeting Guilitta
    from Germany

  101. MichelleB says:

    It's a darling pattern!

  102. arlette says:

    I just love these and the idea of the triangles!

  103. Sheri says:

    This is so cute! I really love the jelly rolls and the charm packs.

  104. gtm says:

    I love neptune and snippets! =)