Hey Y'all! I'm SEW excited to share another fun book I have been working with, it's designed by my friend Doug Leko! The new book is called Tabletastic!3 and it's the 3rd book in his table topper series, and it is packed full of 20 small projects that you can really go crazy with! I was so excited when Doug asked me to be part of his Instagram Hop, he is such a wonderful and fun person and working with him is always great because he is so creative, plus he has generously given me a copy of his book to GIVE AWAY to y'all so be sure to read all the way to the bottom for your chance to win!
When Doug asked me to make something from his book to share with all of you I couldn't decide at first, because I honestly loved all of them and could realistically see myself making any one of these to put on my own table, but I kept going back to the Queensbury pattern. It was so unique and I loved the shape of the design, plus I had just gotten a new Nantucket Summer Layer Cake precut so I knew it would all be fantastic together!
Here it is, I totally LOVE how it turned out! I used 13 different prints from the layer cake precut and some Bella White for the background, then I paired it with some tiny floral quilting and striped binding. The panto design is called cornflower and it comes on my Handi Quilter Prostitcher, so I scaled it way down since this quilt is only 24x26 and I love how it turned out. I wanted to pick a design that would look good no matter what direction you look at it, I think it will be pretty no matter what seat you take at the table!
Doug's patterns are easy to understand, and that is so important to me, I have purchased patterns before that seem more complicated than necessary, but Doug's are perfect, so don't worry about this one being too hard. You're gonna love it!
Ok, so I couldn't stop at just one pattern, I know y'all are thinking I am crazy, but I had to make two patterns from the book! As I was looking and planning I ran across the Fireworks & Freedom Panel that I had in my stash and I decided it would be perfect in the Somerset pattern! I love panels - they are a great way to make a themed quilt that alway turns out super cute! The Somerset pattern in the book is 32" square but there are so many panels that would work with this great design, the possibilities are endless! Check this one out!
This panel is still available if you want to make some to match mine, and I also linked some other fun panels above, if you see green just click on them to go directly to the items I have used, let's do some shopping!
Here are a few more of my #BehindTheSeams pictures AND a new YouTube video tutorial with some of my tips to make this Queensbury pattern just perfect! I really had a lot of fun making both of them! Share your projects using Hashtag #Tabletastic3 #ginatell and @DougLeko
GIVEAWAY CLOSED!! THANKS FOR ENTERING!
Doug Leko have generously providing a copy of the Tabletastic!3 Book for me to give away to one of you, PLUS another winner will get a $50 OFF coupon from me to use towards the long arm quilting for any project you make with Doug's book!
Huge shout out to all who have stopped to check out what I have been making with Doug Leko! It was a super fun week and I can't wait to see what y'all make with the new Tabletastic!3 Book!!
Oh and don't forget to Subscribe to my new YouTube channel too, lots of fun new stuff planned this fall....
Thanks SEW much!
8/3/2022 08:38:06 am
I love both of your toppers! I would keep the first table topper for myself and then I would make some for my daughters. I’m also a subscriber to your YouTube channel.
8/6/2022 02:59:09 pm
I love the table toppers you made using Tabletastic 3. I just bought Tabletastic 2 and I love it. I really enjoy your TouTube channel, too.
8/3/2022 08:48:31 am
I love the way you used this panel! Panels are always a fun purchase until you get them home and go what will I do with it? Now I know
8/3/2022 08:50:05 am
Thank you for the examples on how to use our stash for the Tabletastic 3 mini quilts. I am always looking for fresh ways to use my accumulated panels.
8/3/2022 08:52:07 am
The toppers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.
8/3/2022 08:52:24 am
If the rest of the projects in the book are as beautiful as the blue table topper, I might just buy the book! Love the color palette-I'd keep it for myself!
8/3/2022 08:52:25 am
Both of your projects are great! I love to make tablerunners!
8/3/2022 08:54:23 am
Oh Gina these are gorgeous! I love Doug's books, I have Tabletastic! and recently completed London Wall - turned out GREAT! I would love to have this one for FREE 🤣. Thank you for sharing😍
8/3/2022 08:58:50 am
I love seeing your quilting work. It inspires me to be a better longarmer. Table toppers have recently become my new passion. I enjoy decorating with mini quilts!
8/3/2022 09:05:45 am
OMG love the patriotic table topper! What a great use of the panel!
8/3/2022 09:22:58 am
I think now is the time I need to do something for our sister in law and our niece. They have spent this year working so hard on our behalf to sell our property with the county highway district being a huge thorn in our sides. I think they each deserve a special Thank You from our hearts.
8/3/2022 09:25:03 am
Love your work, the table topper is super cute and looks very so doable. I think I would give the first one I make to my mom. Still haven’t chosen which design, however
8/3/2022 09:33:37 am
Absolutely beautiful! I love the pastel colors of Queensbury.
8/3/2022 09:34:10 am
Love your table toppers! I make tons of toppers and runners. I have the first Tabletastuc book and Love it! My daughter is the recipient of most of my projects!
8/3/2022 09:40:27 am
I live your table topper and the fabric too! I would make one for me and another to gift….Christmas will be here before you know it!
8/3/2022 09:43:06 am
Love your color combo in your table tooper from Doug's new book. After seeing it I want to make it.
Stephanie Z Hironimus
8/3/2022 09:53:04 am
You do such beautiful work, Gina! I love your Instagram photos & I'm now subscribed to your YouTube channel!
8/3/2022 09:54:05 am
Beautiful toppers!!! Love his books
8/3/2022 10:03:28 am
I would love to make a table runner for my mom. She usually gets my first make!!! Both your table toppers are great 👍
8/3/2022 10:08:50 am
I adore the all American and what you did with it!
LUCILE J AFTON
8/3/2022 10:24:59 am
I have a friend❤ that loves these and my daughter in-law's
8/3/2022 10:31:17 am
Love both of the toppers you made. I would keep the first one. These would be great Xmas gifts for my kids. Your video was great. Had never heard of the pressing tip.
8/3/2022 10:36:23 am
8/3/2022 10:37:54 am
I will make tablerunners for my daughters in law birthdats in the fall.
8/3/2022 10:39:45 am
I subscribed to your YouTube and I’m
8/3/2022 10:45:06 am
My daughter-in-law loves table runner and toppers more than tablecloths so that is my goal for Christmas gifts for her. I have subscribed to your videos.
8/3/2022 10:47:19 am
I'd keep the first one for myself!
8/3/2022 10:55:06 am
Love your tabletoppers. Heading over YouTube to subscribe.
8/3/2022 10:59:50 am
Sew pretty! Just started back to quilting so going to check out your YouTube.
8/3/2022 11:08:23 am
Love making table toppers. Glad I found your IG.
8/3/2022 11:12:29 am
Gina I love all your creations and the wonderful quilting you do. Thank you for this opportunity and these table toppers are wonderful. I don't have a lot of time, so the smaller projects are perfect for me. I'm already subscribed to your YouTube, but just signed up for all notifications. :)
8/3/2022 11:14:47 am
The first table topper I make will go to my DIL. They just moved into a new home. I just love your top!!! Beautiful! I’d love to win this book. Thank you.
8/3/2022 11:14:53 am
Been a subscriber since pretty close to beginning!
8/3/2022 11:42:37 am
Love the Queensbury table topper you made & quilted.
8/3/2022 11:46:16 am
Oops forgot to add that I would probably gift the first topper made…never too early to start making Christmas presents!
8/3/2022 12:19:54 pm
I love your table topper made from Nantucket Summer!! Looks fit for a queen! 🙂
8/3/2022 12:24:26 pm
I love all his books!
8/3/2022 12:26:19 pm
Gorgeous. Love the fabric and work.
8/3/2022 12:27:21 pm
I love how you used that trucknpanel
8/3/2022 12:37:43 pm
First one would be a gift thanking my sister-in-law for her hospitality but think the next one would be for me!
8/3/2022 12:38:16 pm
You do beautiful work! I'd enjoy the top for awhile and then pass it on. Enjoy seeing your work.
8/3/2022 12:48:23 pm
I would love to make the one you made since I have the same precuts. I would keep for myself or maybe gift to my mom - she loves blue!
8/3/2022 01:21:11 pm
My mom has one of those mid century drum tables in her living room, and I would love to make a topper for it with traditional Christmas fabrics.
You are the winner of my $50 gift certificate towards long arm quilting!! I can't wait to see what you will make. You should see an email from me as well, please respond to that and we can coordinate mailing a topper or runner for quilting when you are ready! Thank you for following along, it's been so much fun!
8/8/2022 08:22:53 am
8/3/2022 01:41:05 pm
I would most likely keep it since I don’t have a homemade quilted tablerunner except for a Halloween one. I might give it to my husbands mother who could use some cheering up and fun happy nice colors to decorate her place. Thank you for this opportunity. The book looks outstanding! 😍🧵✂️👍💕
8/3/2022 01:50:46 pm
I would make a tablerunner for my quilt guild's boutique first, then for my daughter next
8/3/2022 02:01:21 pm
Loved the striped binding on your topper - great fabric choices!!!
8/3/2022 02:23:35 pm
Excellent Designs. YouTube and IG subscribed.
8/3/2022 02:46:57 pm
I’d love the book! I absolutely L-O-V-E the Queensbury pattern! It’d make wonderful table topper gifts!
8/3/2022 03:02:31 pm
Love your table topper. Nantucket Summer looks good in everything.
8/3/2022 03:41:28 pm
I would make for myself.. love this table topper you made.. the fabric is sooo pretty. Can’t till after work to watch the youtube video. Have a fantastic day!!!
8/3/2022 03:49:40 pm
I love the fabrics you used! I would keep the first one. Give several as gifts and make myself a few more. Love them!
8/3/2022 04:19:12 pm
My first table runner will go to my sister in law as they just bought a house near the ocean. The second one will be mine!!! Great video thanks
8/3/2022 04:23:13 pm
I will probably make the first table runner for myself. Probably the first 2 or 3 actually! Love his books and the fabrics and panel you used. Thanks
8/3/2022 04:52:32 pm
Table runners and toppers are my favorite projects! Doug’s designs fit perfectly with my style. My first project I’d make would be for a special lady that I care for. She is elderly and absolutely loves everything I sew…she slowly is getting her own holiday table runners!
8/3/2022 05:07:23 pm
I love both your projects! But my favorite is the Nantucket Summer one! I love everything in that fabric!! You are so talented & do beautiful quilting! I have seen your work on all of Kimberly’s quilts & it is always amazing!! I would make a topper fur my best friend. She has done so much for me! Love her!! Thank you for your tips in your YouTube video!!
8/3/2022 06:07:20 pm
The summer colours in the table top are perfect for the design. Off to watch your video, And with a granddaughter in a flat as she studies at University, this would be perfect for her. Almost the end of winter down here in NZ.
8/3/2022 06:32:48 pm
I have made a table topper from Doug's book for my daughter who moved across the country for school. It would be dreamy to have you quilt another one for me/her!!!
8/3/2022 08:43:44 pm
I thought the first one would go to my daughter, but now that I see your clever panel use, I may have to check my panel stash out, and then who knows who would get that one! My guild makes placemats and table runners for a local hospice group at thanksgiving, and a cheerful panel table topper might be very welcome! Thanks for the idea!
8/3/2022 09:03:20 pm
I would definitely keep the first one for my home and probably make a second one to gift over the holidays in a Xmas print(s)
8/3/2022 09:33:28 pm
Love making tabletoppers
8/3/2022 10:11:27 pm
The Nantucket Summer fabric is the perfect choice for your lovely table topper!
8/3/2022 11:12:24 pm
Love love love your beautiful table toppers! I’m from Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada and I really enjoyed your description of how you put together these gorgeous table toppers! Your quilting is exquisite!
8/3/2022 11:18:48 pm
Thank you for the tutorial. I like how you incorporated the panel.
8/3/2022 11:27:05 pm
Hello Gina. I really like make table toppers and runners because it seems like you Actually finish something very fast. If I get this wonderful book, I know exactly what I am going to do. My son and now my daughter both in the Navy, my little girl in Japan and coming home sometime this month, so I am going to make little topper for her and later for my son.
8/3/2022 11:39:41 pm
I love these cute table toppers. I would love to make some of these designs to spruce up my house.
8/3/2022 11:42:11 pm
Love Nantucket Summer and it is beautiful in that table topper! Both are awesome!
8/4/2022 01:08:53 am
My mom just moved into assisted living and this Queensbury table topper in Nantucket Summer would be perfect in her space. She really misses living on the lake, and I happen to have a layer cake of this gorgeous fabric that is waiting for me to make something for mom. 💙💚
8/4/2022 01:53:04 am
Looooove everything about your Queensbury table topper.
Marty Russell Hade
8/4/2022 05:13:34 am
I love, love the Queensbury table topper pattern! It’d be perfect in any seasonal fabrics, esp for gifts. And, I am a subscriber to your YouTube channel!
8/4/2022 06:47:12 am
I love both your table toppers. I have Some of Doug’s other patterns and love them.
Sarah E Ramey
8/4/2022 08:30:02 am
New to quilting and this book looks so accessible to me! Loved your video!
8/4/2022 08:51:28 am
Fantastic Tabletastic table runners! Love them all in Doug Leko's new book. Headed now to your youtube channel to become a follower!
8/4/2022 08:52:03 am
Gina! I love these table toppers. I need something to begin my quilting journey. This would be such a challenge for me, as well as beautiful pieces for my home. Thank you for what you do. You are teaching me so much!!
8/4/2022 09:03:28 am
I will make a table runner for my daughter....also one for me. Yours is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
8/4/2022 10:28:42 am
You make it seem so easy and effortless. The quilts are beautiful.
8/4/2022 11:31:56 am
love these toppers esp the Nantucket Summer fabrics.I think I would keep it for myself.
8/4/2022 11:56:24 am
I love the idea of making smaller quilts. I like to make coordinating wall hanging to match my sofa quilts. So many wonderful ideas.
8/4/2022 12:16:15 pm
I LOVE Doug’s patterns and own his first two Tabletastic books. I have also been fortunate enough to take classes from Doug at my LQS. He’s a wonderful teacher! I plan to keep the table topper I make from this book, because I give away so much of what I make that I realized recently that I am in desperate need of some for my own home!
8/4/2022 02:19:45 pm
Love your ideas and Doug’s new book! Beautiful work!
8/4/2022 02:32:16 pm
Would love a copy of tabletastic. Stalls are a great fit for when you want to do something small and feel accomplished in completing something
8/4/2022 03:56:52 pm
Have watched fat quarter shop for a long time and have loved seeing the quilts that you have done for Kimberly. I have subscribed to your channel and love all of your work that you're doing you are such an inspiration to all of us that are trying to learn new techniques
8/4/2022 05:56:48 pm
Thank you for participating in this giveaway
8/4/2022 08:17:09 pm
I think this is his best book yet and your topper is gorgeous.
8/4/2022 09:18:28 pm
I would make one for my mom. She just moved into a new house and I haven’t made her anything new yet.
8/4/2022 09:18:52 pm
Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. Just so you know, some of the people on Instagram haven't figured out how to enter--apparently they don't know to click on the "# of comments" notation at the top of the blog entry. Perhaps you want to make a note on your Instagram post to explain? It's harder for some people than for others.
8/4/2022 09:51:08 pm
I have been thinking about what to make my family for Christmas. I love the idea of making table toppers for everyone. The Table Topper book would be a great way to pick out different patterns to use. But of course I have to first do a practice topper that I will keep for myself :)
8/4/2022 11:19:56 pm
I will gift my first table runner to my daughter-in-law. She enjoys seasonal table toppers and placemats! Love your Queensbury table topper!
8/4/2022 11:22:48 pm
Subscribed to your You Tube Channel!
8/5/2022 05:23:20 am
I’d make gifts for Christmas!
8/5/2022 06:11:07 am
I love these! I would make a few to keep and a few to giveaway! So fun!
8/5/2022 06:34:38 am
Absolutely beautiful pattern and fabric! Can't wait to make them!
8/5/2022 06:33:58 pm
I have some Christmas and Halloween panels. What a great idea, thank you for sharing! I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I am learning granny squares, finally! Thank you.
8/6/2022 06:36:03 am
Love the table topper
8/6/2022 09:02:52 am
This looks like another winner from Doug. It wouldbe a great addition tommy collection. I would love to make a new topper or two for myself and my family. Thanks for sharing
8/6/2022 10:17:08 am
I love the smaller size and different shape of this one.
8/6/2022 10:38:58 am
So cute. I love the shape as well as the pattern.
8/6/2022 11:20:45 am
I will make a runner for my sweet daughter in law. And I love the Nantucket summer collection!
8/6/2022 11:49:01 am
Can’t wait to make a few of these Table Toppers. We use table runners every day!
8/6/2022 11:55:17 am
I love this colorway & would mist likely keep the first one I make for myself!
8/6/2022 11:55:46 am
Oh pick me please!! Thanks so much!!
8/6/2022 12:29:27 pm
I first would make one for my mum, then one for me. After that one for a friend. And one for me. Then for another friend. And one for me. ... 🤫😂
8/6/2022 12:43:11 pm
I love the table topper with Nantucket fabrics. I haven’t watched the video yet, but I plan to! I appreciate seeing the use of a panel too.
8/6/2022 12:44:05 pm
Thank you so much for sharing your ideas, I have not made table runners yet but my sister-in-law would love them!! Great Christmas gifts!!
8/6/2022 12:45:01 pm
I love your hexagon table topper, the colors are beautiful !
8/6/2022 01:06:57 pm
Oh I would love that book! Thanks for giveaway!
8/6/2022 01:24:45 pm
I would love to win Tabletastic 3. I loved the colors in the one you made! You made it look so easy.
Rose Mary Jameson
8/6/2022 01:40:10 pm
What a fantastic book!!! I liked the variety and of course thought the names of each project was very clever. Made more perfect with your quilting of course!
8/6/2022 02:00:05 pm
Would love the opportunity to win.
8/6/2022 02:10:27 pm
I love the Queensbury topper. Nantucket Summer is my new fav!! I love your youtube channel and patiently awaits new releases. Hope to get my hands on one of Doug's books soon.
8/6/2022 02:38:01 pm
I love seeing all the beautiful things you make. The book would be such a useful one to have. So many beautiful runners!
8/6/2022 02:46:49 pm
I enjoy looking at all the fabric choices you and others make! It's all very inspiring!
8/6/2022 03:38:47 pm
I love both table toppers, but I had never thought about using a panel that way. Love it! I’m enjoying your YouTube videos. So glad you started the new channel.
8/6/2022 03:53:52 pm
Love both of your table toppers but especially the Somerset version! 😍 I’m obsessed with all things red, white, and blue and patriotic! Just subscribed to your channel and looking forward to watching your videos. Thanks for the chance to win!
8/6/2022 04:06:34 pm
Beautiful work! :)
8/6/2022 04:08:42 pm
I loved your tutorial and would never have thought I could do it until you shows is how! Thank you!
8/6/2022 04:19:24 pm
Love both table toppers! So cute!
8/6/2022 04:59:21 pm
I love all these toppers. I would love to win a copy of this new book!
8/6/2022 05:40:16 pm
Love how different fabrics with same pattern used make them all seem so different! Thank you for sharing.
Jenn Brown Broderick
8/6/2022 06:06:18 pm
Love your quilting and your YouTube video on tips for the table topper for this
Kris King Fenn
8/6/2022 07:00:29 pm
Beautiful table toppers!
8/6/2022 07:26:55 pm
These projects are great. I’m really enjoying your YouTube channel.
8/6/2022 07:29:33 pm
Love anything red white and blue. Panel idea is great!
8/6/2022 09:53:48 pm
I love Doug’s table toppers. I have made several both to use and as gifts.
8/6/2022 10:27:44 pm
Love this book! These projects are so cute ❤️
8/6/2022 11:14:00 pm
There are lovely! I would likely keep the first runner made from Tabletastic! 3…for quality assurance purposes of course😉.
8/6/2022 11:14:51 pm
Love the Nantucket fabric line. Like both of the table runners
8/7/2022 12:07:22 am
The book looks so fun! I love the projects you made 😃
8/7/2022 12:51:37 am
Your Queensbury topper is my all time favorite. Part of the reason just *might* be the fabric choice. I've been working with Nantucket Summer lately and also have the Sew Sampler layer cake. The colors are perfect for my house, so I'll by copying you for sure. :) I also need to go find that Riley Blake panel because I can see some Quilts of Valor in my mind that can be made using that one! Thanks for your great inspiration.
8/7/2022 05:23:51 am
I love all the projects I’ve seen from this book! Would love to win!
8/7/2022 07:25:57 am
Just looking at what you have made is inspirational. Thanks so much for making and sharing!
8/7/2022 12:25:33 pm
I love that you started a Youtube channel. Your tutorials are very easy to follow. I follow you and Doug as @caittyquilts on IG. Thanks for the chance!
8/7/2022 02:41:51 pm
I really love Dougs table toppers. Now that I saw the use of panel, the first one will be for me. I have some extra panels and Somerset will be perfect for those
8/7/2022 04:59:54 pm
I love to see what quilting patterns you put on various quilts. You are talented.
8/7/2022 05:49:03 pm
What a fun giveaway! A table topper is the perfect quick project.
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Hey Y'all, I'm Gina Tell! I live on Lake Travis just North of Austin Texas. I'm a full time long arm quilter and lover of all this art and outdoors!!