Between summer and the holiday, there is this wonderful time of the year called….fall! I love fall all that it represents. If you’re like me and not quite ready to jump from summer to the holidays, I have a project just for you that still offers pops of color as we segue into fall.

Sew a Fall Leaf Table Applique Mini Quilt Topper


Cutting Directions:

  • Cut 50- 2 1/2″ squares from a variety of fabrics
  • Cut 2- 4 1/2″ X 21″ strips from the background fabric
  • Cut 2- 1 1/2″ X 21″ strips from the accent fabric
  • Cut one 21″ X 21″ square of backing fabric
  • Cut one 21″ X 21″ square of batting

Assemble the Quilt top:

  • Sew the 2 1/2″ squares into 5 rows of 10.
  • Sew the accent strips to the top and bottom of the patchwork block. There may be a bit of extra length to your accent and background strips, just square up the entire quilt top when it is finished.
  • Sew the background strips to the accent strips.

Prepare Leaf Applique:

  • Print off 2 copies of the leaf patterns on 2 sheets of Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite
  • Cut out each shape leaving a slight margin around the pattern.
  • Fuse the shape onto the back of the fabric being used.
  • Cut out the shape along the pattern line.
  • Remove the paper backing from the leaf shape.

  • Layout the leaves and acorns on the background strips. If you have room, I recommend doing this on your ironing board or a heat-resistant surface so you don’t have to move it before fusing the shapes.
  • Fuse the shapes on the strips.
  • Layer the quilt top, batting, and backing fabric fusing them together with SpraynBond Basting Spray.

  • Quilt as desired. I did a quilted grid on the patchwork center and then did free-motion stitching to sketch veins and swirls onto the applique borders.
  • Square up the mini quilt and bind.
  • Enjoy your mini quilt!!

If you would like to make matching fabric pumpkins, you can find the free pattern on my blog. They are super fun to make!




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