This is a really fast and very easy table topper to whip up for tomorrow’s open house or that last minute gift. All you need are 5 coordinating fabrics, just a few strips of each one. I have seen this done with all the same size strips, but I think it has a little more interest if there are more than one width used in the project, so here’s what you need to make this one. You’ll use small strips just the length you need. I have given you the total length you’ll need, but these strips do not need to be sewn together. Usually one or two WOF strips will do the job. You may have to piece a strip to have enough total length if you are using fat quarters.
These measurements will make a 21-inch table topper, measured from point to point.
Main Focus fabric red rose print for center and binding – One 6-1/2” x 7-1/2” rectangle, and strips for binding 2-1/2” wide by about 75 inches long.
First ring – red on cream print – 2” wide strip x about 42” total length
Second ring – green print – 2 “ wide strips x about 55” total length
Third ring – red print – 1-1/2” wide strips x about 60” total length
Fourth ring – holly print – 3” wide x about 84” total length
Start by cutting a hexagon measuring 6-1/2 inches from flat side to the opposite flat side. You can use a hexagon shaped cutting ruler, like I have, or make a paper template with a 60-degree ruler. Fussy cut a nice center patch.
Take your first strip, put it right sides together with one edge of the hexagon allowing a bit of the strip to go past the edge of the hexagon. Sew.
Press to the center.
Now, using the edges of the hexagon as a guide, trim the first piece.
Trim both sides.
Add your next strip the same way.
Continue adding strips (log cabin style), pressing to the center, and trimming the angles until the first ring is done.
Continue with the next four rings in the same manner. Quilt as you like. This small topper is easy to quilt with a domestic machine by just doing stitch in the ditch. If you like, you can do an all over meander, or use a pantograph on a longarm. Bind in the usual way.
So cute on a side table with some Christmas decorations.
It is just the right size for a kitchen counter and a small table top tree. If you’d like your project larger than 21-inches point to point, simply add more rings in various widths. You’ll need three to four WOF strips per ring outside the dimensions given.
A fast start to your holiday projects, and it could easily translate to other color schemes too, blue and silver, green and gold, or whatever you like! Happy Holiday Sewing!
You can download a pdf version – Christmas Hexagonal Table Topper. In response to a request in the comments, if you need a template for the hexagon shape, click on HexagonTemplate.
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28 thoughts on “Christmas Hexagonal Table Topper”
I love this log cabin style hexagon. Thanks for sharing.
What a lovely little project
Perfect table topper! Thanks for sharing.
thanks so much for the tutorial. This is something I’d like to try. Everything looks within my skills except the binding… those less than 90* angles have me shakin in my boots ! Did you use bias binding ?
See my binding tutorial, yes those angles are easy! Binding A Quilt Part 2
Wonderful thank you, I am new to Quilting and mistakingly cut a hexagon from the wrong fabric. I saw this and loved it. So here I go……. I’ll be back. Dorothy
Nice, easy table topper. Thanks for the tutorial!
What a fun table topper…will definitely be making one (or more)…thanks for the great tutorial 🙂
I made the hexagon table topper over the week-end. It was easy and so much fun. Thanks for the pattern. Have additional pieces cut out for another one.
Just found and made this topper. I made it with Christmas fabric and also with Batiks. Turned out gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial on bindings, too.
is there a link to download this to a folder so I can make this in the future
Hi Patricia, just click on the link in blue at the end of the post.
I have been wanting to make a topper like this and am so happy to have found your site. It really came out nicely fir my first attempt and the instructions were great!
I love the pattern but, can not down load the project to my tablet. Was wondering if I can get the pattern either thru email or the mail. Please let me kmow.
PDF is downloadable, but if you have trouble, I’ll be happy to email it to you.
A tracing of the Hexagon Ruler would be very helpful for those of us who do not have the ruler.
I’ve made two of these hexagon mats. One is for Thanksgiving and the other is for Christmas. Do you cut the binding on the bias or on the straight grain of the fabric? What is the width of the binding you used? Thanks.
I am so happy to hear that! I use binding cut 2-1/2 inches wide, see my binding tutorial at https://frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com/2014/04/19/quilt-binding-tutorial-part-1-making-bias-binding/ – links to the next steps at the bottom. I also go through binding other than 90-degree corners. Typically I use bias, but occasionally straight of grain if I am running out of what I want to use or it is a small project.
Thanks for commenting!
Beautiful table topper and excellent tutorial. Thanks for sharing in the #NightsBeforeChristmas Linky Party. Be sure to take an extra entry for such sharing, in any giveaway you enter during this event.
See…THIS is what I mean…you make things easy and doable!! I almost highlighted this post…so am glad you linked and shared with us this week!! :)V
Just want to tell you that my friend and I have so enjoyed making up this table topper for nearly every holiday for our families and friends. They are so impressed. Thank you, Thank you.
Good Morning . . I just found you through Favequilts.com. I have enjoyed looking through your site – great work. Do you have a link for emails to follow you? Thanks
Love, love, love this pattern! I have made 2 of them in the past 2 days, and will probably make more. Thank you so much!
Loved this pattern and tutorial. It is the first tie I have used my rotary cutter and it was so easy! Also the first time I have done my own binding, which worked out ok also. I used a winceyette/brushed cotton/flannel fabric to fill so it lies very flat. Would like to send a photo but don’t know how to do it from this blog.
Hi Carole; Just eating lunch and browsing older posts on your blog. What a wealth of fun things to make here!! I am going to print the pdf for this one because it will be a sweet gift to make for the holidays – thanks so much for all that you do!
I am not a quilted, but I want to make one. You do not mention anything about batting. How do I cut it.
I cut the batting and backing a bit larger than the top, then trim it once the quilting is done.
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