Make this festive Summer Treats Quilted Tablecloth in time for your next Fourth of July celebration or summer family picnic. The tablecloth features variations on our Watermelon quilt block and would be charming on a picnic table or spread on the grass. To make the tablecloth, download the two-page Summer Treats Quilted Tablecloth pattern as a PDF and print it out. Be sure to enlarge the quilt blocks at 125%.
To make the Summer Treats Quilted Tablecloth:
Make 4 blocks, and cut 5 fabric squares. Fuse a watermelon to center of each fabric square. Sew blocks and squares together, and add sashing and border. Finished size is about 40 inches square.
To make the Watermelon quilt block:
A: Cut 4, cut 20 from contrasting fabric, and cut 12 from second contrasting fabric.B: Cut 4. C: Cut 1 (piece includes area under watermelon). Seeds: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabric, and cut 12. Watermelon pieces: Fuse double-sided webbing to fabrics, and cut 1 each. (Do not add seam allowances to fused pieces.)
Stitch A to first contrast A; make 4. Stitch AA to B, and stitch AA to other side of B (contrast A's are next to B). Make 2. Stitch 5 contrast A's to 4 second contrast A's, alternating fabrics. Make 2. Stitch AABAA to A's strip; make 2. Stitch 3 contrast A's to 2 second contrast A's, alternating fabrics; make 2. Stitch A's strip to B; make 2. Stitch these pieces to either side of C. Stitch rows together. Fuse watermelon pieces to center, and fuse seeds to melon. By hand or machine, appliqué all fused pieces using narrow blanket stitch.
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Retta Warehime is the author of Snuggle Up, Patchwork Memories, Quilting Your Just Desserts, Farm House Quilts, and many other titles. She has taught piecing and quilting techniques for 24 years and has been designing and publishing quilt patterns for 18 years through her company, Sew Cherished. Warehime has published more than 200 quilt designs and is currently designing and publishing quilts for fabric company Web sites.