Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School themed table topper

You might remember this derby themed table topper I made for Mandy's birthday earlier this year. The tutorial that Melissa at The Polka Dot Chair put together is awesome... so simple, and it goes together quickly (I love instant gratification projects!).

Zac's cousin's girlfriend (that's a mouthful - let's just call her my friend) By'Shey is a first year teacher, and I wanted to make her something special for her classroom. I immediately thought of Melissa's tutorial for the perfect sized table topper that could easily be hung on the wall too. A few modifications, and this baby was born.

So... I present to you, the world's cutest back to school table topper!





It was tricky coming up with different school themed shapes... I went with letters, a book, a chalkboard (embroidered to say "I love my teacher"), an apple and a pencil. The apple and pencil are my favorites.

I literally just searched google images for "clip art" + "teacher" and found some that would make good appliqué shapes. Beautiful.



She loved it, and it's going to look great in her classroom! That being said, it would be a fun table topper to take out each year at home when your kids go back to school. It's super fast to put together. I'm usually a quilt store fabric snob, but all of this fabric came from JoAnn's. Since this isn't something she'll probably be washing often, that should be fine.

Hope you like it - happy back to school!

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20 comments:

  1. Cute! I like the pattern on the fabric you used for the letters, but the apple is my favorite!

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  2. The apple is my favorite too!

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  3. The way you whip up a quilt amazes me.

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  4. Adorable!!! Man how I wish I could quilt, lol! Stop on over for a visit sometime!!

    Cara

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  5. Tara, you are too funny! I would have to say that quilting is waaaaaay more work than cooking, lol! Someday I'll try it.....

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  6. Soo creative and adorable!! I am happy to be your newest follower of your adorable blog! I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! I would also like to invite you to link up at my weekly Fabulous Finds party..every Friday - Sunday! Hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  7. this is amazing. love the idea for back to school for a quilt. you've got to enter this in for a fair or {real} festival. ha. i mean it though, it is adorable.
    it would win blue ribbon for sure.

    thank you so much for linking up at the FALL FESTIVAL!
    loved having you visit.

    kellie

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  8. That is really, really cute. Love it. You, too. Gramma

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  9. This is a really cute quilt. It could be used to get a youngster interested in school or as a thank you present for a teacher!

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  10. Hi.. stopping by from Sassy Sites.. What a beautiful gift! Perfect for any teacher!

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  11. Oh I don't think it's 'that easy' to whip up. But it's AWESOME! Blog hopped over from Sassy Sites.

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  12. That is really super cute! What a fun way to celebrate back to school.

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  13. Thank you oh so much for linking up this sweet creation at the FABULOUS FRIDAY FINDS party today!! I hope your weekend is wonderful!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

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  14. You have done a great job with this quilt!!!! Have a great weekend! I just found your page!! It's very cute!!

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  15. That is FABULOUS. Really. Who wouldn't want that. Beautiful. Thank you so much for linking that up. I just love quilts.

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  16. What a sweet friend! You did a great job. I like the pencil best, with the sweet pink eraser.

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  17. Tara this is gorgeous i love it!
    The alphabets are my favorite and the fabric you used for them is perfect you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

    Thanks for joining Sew Crafty Saturday :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

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  18. Another wonderful project! Thanks for sharing with us at Sister Sister Tara, we always look forward to your posts and comments.

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  19. You've been featured on Sew Chic and Unique
    http://sewchicandunique.com/2010/09/sew-crafty-saturday/

    Thanks for linking up to Sew Crafty Saturday and grab yourself a button :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

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