Sewing and Craft

Quilt decisions

Last night I set about cutting a pile of Wee Play charm squares in half to fit the vision I had of a table topper for the kitchen table. Not long after I started arranging them I could see my mistake:


They’re rectangles* and therefore they aren’t going to make a square table topper unless I ditch quite a few and make it quite small…. I pondered. I thought about cutting them in half again, then realised just how much more sewing that meant and how much smaller they’d be once seams were in place… I decided to sleep on it.



Much better! They’re squares again and the table topper itself will be square and big enough. I’m sleeping on this configuration and if I’m still happy with it tomorrow night I’ll start sewing.

*now obviously I did realise I was cutting rectangles (let’s not question my IQ) but I didn’t realise how much of a mistake rectangles were until the arrangement of them began.


  1. Bellgirl

    July 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Nice one! I do love a square.

  2. Kylie

    July 24, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Ahh very clever! Can’t wait to see the final result :)

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