You cut the strips into various widths (the smallest one there in the center is 3/4" wide) and rip one of the seems forming the tube.
Above: A block and a half. Do you see the penny for scale? I love the tiny, itty bitty pieces.
Six blocks sewn together equals this:
This is the way it will be oriented when it is finished.
Now, I'm not intended on making a full quilt with batting for a table. I'm going to layer this top with another one (more on that later) and use a layer of flannel in the middle. It's going to serve more of a decorative function than anything else, and no -- the table is not in a place that receives a huge amount of sunlight that will bleach out all of these beautiful reds too quickly. It's still a departure from tradition, but I'm enjoying it.