Sweetheart Table Topper Tutorial from Jaybird Quilts

We have a fun tutorial on the blog today, courtesy of Julie from Jaybird Quilts – the Sweetheart Table Topper! She used our French Lessons collection by Jack and Lulu (in stores now!) to make this adorable project that you can whip up quickly for Valentine’s Day coming up. Check it out below!



Sweetheart Table Topper – 20″ x 23″

1. Table Topper designed, pieced & quilted by Julie Herman.
2. Aurifil 50wt thread used for piecing & quilting.
3. Batting is Warm Blend from The Warm Company



9 Fat Eighths or scraps for hearts – I used French Lessons by Jack & Lulu for Dear Stella

1 Fat Eighth of Background Fabric – Stella-258 White (Mini Confetti)

1 Fat Quarter for Binding  – Stella-JL392 Mint (Cafe Stripe)

Hex N More Ruler

2/3 Yard for Backing

Batting – At least 24″ x 26″

You can check out the video tutorial on how to use the Hex N More ruler here.

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Pro Tip – If you want to fussy cut a striped fabric so that the stripes will match in the middle of the heart, it is best to cut one jewel and then lay it on the fabric strip, right sides together, as shown below. Align the stripes of the cut jewel to the stripes of the fabric strip so that you can cut a mirror image with the 2nd jewel.


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I did decide to piece my backing so that I could have my label sewn in.


This table topper works great to display a cake plate… now I just need the cake!!


It also works well to hold a bunch of candles.


When you make your Sweetheart quilt table topper, be sure to share it online with #SweetheartQuilt so we can all share in the fun!

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4 Responses to Sweetheart Table Topper Tutorial from Jaybird Quilts

  1. This is so cute. I must make this. Thanks

  2. Andrea McColeman says:

    Wow, I just love this. What a fun and uniques valentine table tipper!

  3. Marsha says:

    This is amazing!! So beautiful.

  4. Sharon Ingalls says:

    I love the table topper I will have to try this


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