How to Make a Quilted Flower Topper

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This tutorial teaches you how to use built-in block from Brother’s Advanced Quilt Design Software for to make a quick and easy table topper project.

Supplies & Tools:
- Brother Sewing Machine
- 4 complimentary complementary cotton fabrics
- 20” square of batting
- Sewing thread with matching bobbin
- Monofilament thread
- Quilting thread for decorative stitching
- ¼” foot
- Mu-Vit Digital Dual Feed
- Stitch in the Ditch, and Open Toe attachments for Mu-Vit Digital Dual Feed
- Scissors, pins, marking tooltools,

Want to add some spring to your DIY seasonal décor? Ready to say goodbye to winter and celebrate the changing seasons with a fun custom sewing project? I decided to mix things up and do a spring sewing project that would add some festive floral fun to my home! This quilted floral table runner is a fun and functional intermediate sewing project. And with a little help from your Brother sewing machine (plus the Advanced Quilt Design Software), you’ll be able to make this custom table runner in time to impress your friends and family alike! So grab your tools, and follow this fun project tutorial. What patterns will you add to your homemade table runner?

1. Open the Advanced Quilt Design Software

2. Select New Quilt
3. Reduce Blocks Across to 1 and Down to 1

4. Change Horizontal Border to 0.00 and Vertical Border to 0.00

5. Under Library select Flowers category, scroll to Flowers #10

6. Left click, hold and drag block into empty box in the center. Release
7. Change the Width and Height to 18.00

8. On the tool bar, click on Piece Select (this allows you to unite pieces) Left click on first piece, hold Control button on your computer as you left click on second piece you want to unite. Right click in square to select Unite

9. Select Advanced Quilt Design Software Icon in the top left corner

10. Scroll to Print and click on Print Preview

11. Click Next Page to preview cutting instructions. Print if desired


12. Cut fabric according to Advance Quilt Design Software measurements

13. Use ¼” seam allowance with 2.0 stitch length. Back stitch at beginning and end
of seams
14. Right sides together, sew one yellow square to a pink square. Next sew a yellow square to a purple square. Continue sewing squares

15. Press seams open
16. With right sides together, sew long side of rectangle to square unit matching petal colors

17. Press seams and set aside
18. Sew small triangle to large triangle right sides together. Do this for all triangle pieces. Make sure to have mirror triangle units for each square unit.

19. Sew triangle unit to square unit matching flower colors

20. Sew mirror triangle unit on side of square next to previous triangle unit
21. There are 4 of these blocks, 2 pink, 2 purple
22. Sew one pink unit to purple unit starting with yellow squares. Pin intersecting seams

23. Repeat with remaining 2 units  
24. Sew these 2 units with right sides together to complete the flower block

25. Press
26. Lay completed block right side up on 20” square piece of batting
27. Pin all points so they don’t shift
28. Sew ⅛” seam around outer edge anchoring block to batting

29. Use a marking tool to score a line from yellow square point to outer points of each petal. Place pin 2” in from point. Mark a center line that is 2” long starting from yellow square

30. Sew decorative stitch on marked lines starting at yellow square point and stopping 2” from points (Sample shows 6.0mm wide feather stitch with 2.5 stitch length)

31. Daisy stitch was sewn diagonally through each yellow square completing a stitched square
32. Trim batting along fabric edge
33. Lay trimmed block right side down on backing fabric pinning all points
34. Sew ¼” seam around outside edge leaving 4” opening on inside edge of flower point

35. Trim fabric points to ⅛” to reduce bulk
36. Turn right side out through the opening
37. Fold in opening edge ¼” and press
38. Hand or machine stitch the opening closed
39. Finish by using the Mu-Vit Digital Dual Feed with the Stitch in the Ditch attachment to stitch in the seams quilting top to backing fabric (Sample used monofilament thread in the top and thread to match backing fabric in bobbin)

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