Quilting August Leaves Table Toppers

Quilting Celebrations | August | Episode 106 Full Episode

Patrick’s friend, Kay Capps Cross, joins him in his Quilt & Create Studio again this month where they discuss Patrick’s design for the Autumn Leaves table toppers which will be featured in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of Quilting Celebrations magazine. Kay and Patrick show you how to piece the center checkerboard-style patchwork on the table runner using an “interlocking” technique to create perfectly matched corners. It’s time to start thinking about fall color and cooler weather!

The next segment is packed with tips for making satin-stitched fusible applique easy. Patrick demonstrates how to trace the applique templates for the Autumn Leaves table toppers onto Lite Steam-a-Seam for fusing and then teaches some valuable techniques for satin-stitching like a pro! If your satin-stitched points on inside and outside corners need work, Patrick will show you how to make them perfect while creating the elements for a colorful fall tablescape.

So you think longarm quilting machines are only for quilting bed-sized quilts? Think again! Patrick’s talented longarm quilting friend, Jessica Jones, is back for another segment to show you how you can quilt the Autumn Leaves table runner and placemats on the wonderful Gammill Vision longarm quilting machine. Jessica teaches us her mother’s “Dragon’s Breath” fill design, perfect for creating a blustery sky background for the falling leaves.

The pattern for the August Leaves table toppers will appear in the Fall/Winter issue of Quilting Celebrations, in shops and on newsstands September 27th. These pieces require bias-cut binding and you can find detailed instructions for cutting continuous bias binding here.


  1. Thank you for showing us so many useful tips on this Autumn table runner but what is the secret to getting the pressing in the correct order so that the checkerboard lies flat. I suppose I can work it out with trial and error but is there an easy formula to remember?

    Lizzyb, 3 years ago Reply

    • Hi Lizzyb – Thanks for watching and for the nice comments :)

      I wouldn’t say there’s a “formula” because I treat each piece in a way that’s appropriate to it but, in most cases, I press adjoining rows’ seams in opposite directions so they fit together – interlocking like cogs or gears – as I stitch the rows together. I hope this helps…?


      Patrick, 3 years ago Reply

  2. Great show. Good information related to satin stitching. Love the fabric. great colors and designs. I will be looking for it on my shopping outings. Must ask if you know where Kay got her watch. It was fabulous.

    Carolyn Spring, 3 years ago Reply

    • Hi Carolyn – Thanks so much :) I will ask Kay next time I talk to her, okay? You could also email me at patricklose@gmail.com to remind me and I can answer you by email.

      Thanks for watching!
      Patrick :)

      Patrick, 3 years ago Reply

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