Autumn Table Topper

Hello. I’m Trish from notes of sincerity and I’m so happy to be here today, sharing a fun and easy autumn table topper pattern with you. Let’s get sewing shall we?!

1 mini charm pack of Posh Pumpkins by Sandy Gervais
1 charm pack Bella Solids in Snow
1 yard posh pumpkins wheat (blocks between star blocks and border)
1.5 yards of posh pumpkins wheat (backing)
3/8 yard Bella Solids in Snow (binding)

Divide mini charm pack into two stacks of 20 charms each. Set aside 40 solid charm squares.

for star blocks:
cut 20 mini charms in half diagonally
cut (2) 11″ x width of fabric (WOF) strips
subcut into (4) 11″ squares
trim (40) 5″ charm squares to 4″

for sashing:
cut (4) 2.5″ x WOF strips

for binding:
cut (4) 2.5″ x WOF strips


step 1 : sew 20 mini charms into 5 – 4 patch squares square to 4″

step 2 : sew one half mini charm square to a solid 4″ charm square on the bottom right hand corner

step 3 : trim 1/4″ from seam


step 4 : press seams open and repeat with the next half mini charm

step 5 : trim 1/4″ from seam

step 6 : press seams open and square to 4″ square

layout block as seen above – press towards the solid for top and bottom rows, press towards middle for center row. pin and sew rows together making sure to nest seams. block should measure 11″. repeat making 5 star blocks total

lay out blocks as seen above

sew into rows – press towards solid fabric blocks

sew side borders, press and trim off excess

then sew top borders, press and trim off excess

quilt and bind

the Moda Bake Shop has a fabulous binding tutorial {here}

beautifully quilted by Kathy at {Stitch by Stitch}

36″ square table topper

Trish Poolson

10 comments on “Autumn Table Topper

  1. i have tried this pattern about 3 times and when it says to just lay the mini charm on the corner of the white charm square….sew and then trim…. the middle never meets like in your picture.

    • Lisa Calle says:

      Hi Christina! These are imprecise star points. Chef Trish Poolson’s look pretty perfect at first glance but if you look at bit closer you’ll notice that each star point is slightly different. You can align the cut fabric point anywhere in the corner of the white square as long as it covers the corner when pressed. This {Starry Eyed Quilt} uses the same technique and the photos show a bit more detail that should help you.

      Lisa Calle
      Moda Bake Shop Editor

  2. Donna S. says:

    Christina I was wondering that myself….exactly how you know where to position the mini charms?

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