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A pair of Patchwork Die projects from Jennie Rayment

Crafter's Companion – 10/05/19

Calling all quilters and sewists! If you loved Jennie’s Build-A-Block Bonanza, you’re going to be head over heels for this post. As you all know, our brand ambassador, Jennie Rayment, loves nothing more than to share her love of patchwork and quilting through creating new patterns and projects. So in this post, you’ll be able to find two brand new projects with a patchwork focus!

Both of these projects use our Gemini Multi Media Patchwork Dies, so be sure to take a look at which ones you will need and stock up! Tumble into a sewing machine table topper or craft a delightful daisy design, ideal for the centre of a small quilt. Explore the potential of these fabulous dies and combine them to make two diversely different designs.


Machine Table Topper

You will need:

Cutting preparation

  • 55cm x 42cm (22″ x 17″) Aqua (backing fabric)
  • 42cm x 18cm (16.5″ x 7″) Lilac
  • Use 4.6″ die to cut 13 Lilac and 12 Aqua Tumbler shapes

Step 1

Sew three Lilac and two Aqua shapes to make a row. Repeat twice more, making three rows in total. Press the seams open.

Step 2

Sew two Lilac and three Aqua to make a second row. Repeat this to make another row, resulting in two rows in total.

Step 3

Join all five rows together, alternating the pattern. See the image below.

Step 4

Trim the sides until they are level by using the erasable pen to draw a line along the edge before trimming.

Step 5

Layer the trimmed top with wadding and the Aqua backing fabric. Hold the layers together with Stick and Spray, but remember to spray this in a well ventilated area and spray lightly, as per the instructions.

Step 6

Create a simple quilting design by drawing around the 7.7″ Orange Peel Die with the erasable pen. Attach a walking foot to your machine, sew along these lines and remove them afterwards.

Make a pocket

Step 1

Use the 5.6″ Tumbler die to cut three Lilac pieces and two Aqua pieces. Join them together in a row.

Step 2

Place the row on top of the quilted panel and trim to fit.

Step 3

After trimming, lay the strip on 42cm x 18cm (16.5″ x 7″) Lilac. Stitch the long sides right sides together. Fold the Lilac strip over and press carefully, allowing a small section of Lilac to appear as a trim to the pocket.

Step 4

Place the pocket on one end of the quilted panel and sew it into place. Keep the stitching close to the raw edge of the quilted panel.

Step 5

Draw a line in the centre of the pocket with the erasable pen and sew along it. Remove any remaining pen and your machine table topper is complete!


Daisy Design

You will need:

Cutting preparation

  • 14″ square of Ivory
  • Eight 4.9″ Orange Peel shapes in Orange
  • Four 3.5″ Orange Peel shapes in Orange
  • 16 3.5″ Orange Peel shapes in Green
  • Four 6.5″ squares in Ivory
  • Four 14″ x 3″ strips in Black
  • Four 14″ x 4″ strips in Ivory
  • Two 26″ x 4″ strips in Black
  • Two 33″ x 4″ strips in Black

Step 1

Press the 14″ Ivory square diagonally and from side to side.

Step 2

Spray a small amount of Stick and Spray on the wrong sides of all the Orange Peel shapes. Place four 4.9″ Orange sections on a 14″ Ivory square, aligning with the pressed lines. Place the remaining for on the diagonals, but do not press in place yet.

Step 3

Tuck eight Green shapes under the Orange sections and press all the pieces into place.

Step 4

Satin/buttonhole/applique stitch over the raw edge of the Green shapes and in the centre where the Orange shapes overlap. Repeat the stitching on the remaining raw edges.

Step 5

Use the Dresden Die to cut 20 4.04″ shapes in Green. Fold each piece in half, sew across the short end, turn the shapes right side out, poke the point out and press.

Step 6

Join five sections together to make a fan and place them on a 6.5″ Ivory square.

Step 7

Use the Dresden circle die to cut one Orange circle and divide it into four.

Step 8

Cover the base of the Green fans with an Orange quarter circle. Sew the raw edge in place and sew around the top of the fan. Buttonhole/applique stitch is a good choice!

Step 9

Join one 14″ x 3″ Black strip to one 14″ x 4″ Ivory to make a wide band. Repeat this three more times.

Step 10

Lay out the various sections and join them together to make a square.

Step 11

Arrange the remaining Orange Peel shapes on the border. Press, then satin/buttonhole/applique stitch the raw edges.

Step 12

Attach 26″ x 4″ Black strips to opposite sides then attach 33″ x 4″ strips to the other two sides.

Step 13

Attach 26″ x 4″ Black strips to opposite sides then attach 33″ x 4″ strips to the other two sides. Then your pretty panel should be completed!


We can always count on Jennie to produce the most amazing projects possible, so we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! Keep your eyes peeled for future blog posts and projects from our crafty, creative ambassador, and watch out for her on Create & Craft!

In the meantime, we would absolutely love to know if you create the machine table topper or the daisy panel, so be sure to share your photos with us on our Sew Inspiring with Crafter’s Companion Facebook page, tag us on Instagram (#crafterscompanionsews), on Pinterest (@CraftersCompUK) or on Twitter (@CraftersCompUK)!