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Old Glory Scrambled Table Topper

I took the leftover fabrics from my 4th of July Picnic Quilt, cut them into squares and rectangles and started sewing them together.

Strip sets for Old Glory Scrambled Tabletopper

Once I had the four strips sewed together and took a picture of the finished top, my first thought was that it looked a little like someone has taken the American flag, cut it up and sewed it back together all scrambled up, so I’ve decided to call it Old Glory Scrambled.

To make your own Old Glory Scrambled Table Topper:

If using scraps leftover from other projects like I did…

Cut 28 red print 2.5”X5”

Cut 24 blue print 2.5”X5”

Cut 52 cream or white 2.5”X2.5”

Or if using yardage…

Cut four 2.5” strips WOF of red print.  Cross-cut those strips into 2.5”X5” strips.  You should be able to get 8 per WOF strip so you’ll have two leftover.

Cut three 2.5” strips WOF of blue print.  Cross-cut those strips into 2.5”X5” strips.

Cut four 2.5” strips WOF of cream or white fabric.  Cross-cut into fifty-two 2.5”X2.5” squares.  You’ll have some of the 4th strip leftover.

All of this is done with ease with the use of a quilt ruler, rotary cutter, and cutting mat!(<-affiliate links)


Sew one 2.5” square onto each of the red and blue prints using a scant 1/4” seam allowance.  Press the seam towards the darker fabric.

Sew four rows as pictured below using 7 red and white blocks and 6 blue and white blocks.

Notice that each row starts and ends with a red and white pieced block.

Sew the four rows together.

Finish your table topper as desired.

Click on the link to see the finished Old Glory Scrambled Table Topper.



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  • Jackie K at Blissfully Imperfect
    September 16, 2012 12:15 pm

    I had to laugh (not about your Old Glory Scrambled topper) but as I was seaming my red and white reindeer scraps together for a mug rug – I almost added a touch of blue to make it a scrambled Xmas Old Glory style mug rug!

    Thanks for stopping by today…

  • wendy
    September 17, 2012 4:49 pm

    he he, you’re right, it does! Love it.

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