Tutorial: Quilty Centerpieces from Two Fat Quarters

Need a simple yet beautiful idea for decorating tables at a quilty event? Use 2 contrasting fat quarters with one cylinder vase (shown with vases that are 3″ diameter, 7″ tall) and a bit of raffia.

All16 Tutorial: Quilty Centerpieces from Two Fat Quarters

Center Pieces created for Block Party using Jo Morton's fabrics from Andover

 

Step One: Open one fat quarter and wrap the vase with the fabric edge at the bottom of the vase.

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Step Two: Tuck the loose fabric into the top of the vase.

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Step 3: Fold the second fat quarter into a long strip.

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Step 4: Wrap the second fat-quarter around the vase.

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Step 5: Tie with a bit of raffia around the fat-quarter to hold it in place.

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Voila! You have a simple yet stunning center piece!

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We used gorgeous Jo Morton fabric from Andover to cover 16 vases for the center of each dinner table at Block Party Thursday night. Each vase was set on a mirror that reflected the fabrics.

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Optional: pick one person at each table to win the fabric when the event is over!

Have a great weekend!

 

About Shayla

I am the Editorial Assistant at Quiltmaker. I have been making quilts since I was six and now have my own pattern design company. Outside of sewing I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling the world and playing with my 3 dogs.
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7 Responses to Tutorial: Quilty Centerpieces from Two Fat Quarters

  1. Pat in Washington says:

    Block Party was beyond fabulous! The Event Staff just really went out of their way to be sure we were having the most wonderful time 24/7. The teachers were super, the hotel was top of the line and the prizes and goodies from the sponsors were VERY generous! FQ bundles from Ty Pennington AND Kaffe Fassett! Woo!

  2. Mary C in WA says:

    I’m so glad I was THERE! Loved all the goodies from the sponsors too. Thanks for a Great event!

  3. Cindy White says:

    Block party was absolutely wonderful. This was my first experience with an event of this type and the classes were great lots of tricks tips and information teachers made sure we were successful. Gifts were amazing!! New surprise everyday, extremely generous sponsors. Thanks to all this was a great experience. Can’t wait to do it again

  4. Susan P says:

    What a super idea..could use it for anything or anytime. I would like some of these on my mantel for each holiday.

  5. annemarie says:

    I want to use this I think with winter fabrics I am in charge of the winter tea for my quilt guild this year so if anyone has any other great ideas for my tea I am open to ideas

  6. Melody says:

    Such a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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