A Fun Applique Design Using GO! Snowflakes

Oct 9, 2015 9:00:14 AM / by Connie Campbell

Hi everyone, my name is Connie Kresin Campbell, from the quilt blog Freemotion by the River and I am back again as a guest blogger on the AccuQuilt blog.

Snowflake Table Topper

24” x 24”

It is never too early to get ready for Christmas and I decided to make a table topper with a applique design using snowflakes for the holidays. I used three dies for my project.

Materials needed:

GO! Snowflakes 7" #55450

GO! Sleigh & Snowflakes #55450

GO! Half Square Triangle-6" Finished Square #55001

• Assorted scraps of dark blues for snowflakes

• Assorted light blue prints for the background blocks

• 1 yard of fusible for the applique

• ¼ yard of navy blue for three - 2 1/2” strips width of fabric for binding

• 28 inch square of backing

• 28 inch square of batting

I used my GO! BIG Electric Fabric cutter.

Sew all seams with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

I used two different snowflake dies for my applique pieces. I used GO! Snowflakes 7" #55450 for the large snowflakes and GO! Sleigh & Snowflakes #55450 for the small snowflakes. I used an iron-on fusible web for my adhesive and ironed it onto my snowflake fabrics before I cut them out.

 

Sleigh and Snowflakes die

 

Cut out all three of the large snowflakes and four of the small snowflakes that matched one of the large ones.

 

Snowflake die

 

I used the GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter – make sure you have the die going straight when you put it through the cutter so it goes through smoothly.

 

Half Square Triangle die

 

For the background I used the GO! Half Square Triangle-6" Finished Square #55001 and cut out some assorted light blue fabrics that I had in my stash. The dog-eared corners make it very easy to match up the pieces and stitch perfect blocks.

It is very important to make sure you put your dies through your die cutting machine going straight, not at an angle otherwise it may jam.

 

Tip for using die cutting machine

 

A scrappy background is a great way to use up fabric in your stash. Cut 32 - 6 1/2" triangles and make 16 half square triangle blocks. Join four blocks in a row, make four rows.

 

background for appliques

 

Next lay your snowflakes out on the background and applique in your favorite method. I prefer to use free motion quilting for my applique. I added Warm & Natural batting to the back before appliqueing.

 

Applique design

 

Once I had all the snowflakes appliques I decided to add some outlined ones. I put a piece of card stock through my cutter for the small snowflake and then traced it on to my background with a Frixion pen.

 

Adding embroidery patterns

 

I then added the background fabric and stitched the outlined snowflakes with navy blue thread. Then I switched to a cream thread and quilted the table topper. You could also do hand embroidered snowflakes.

 

quilting closeup

 

Add the binding.

 

Christmas topper

 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I really enjoy using the AccuQuilt dies and cutters. Stop by my quilt blog to see more AccuQuilt projects and other quilting tutorials.

 

Topics: GO! Product Tutorials, GO! Fabric Cutter, Applique, Connie Kresin Campbell, freemotion by the river, GO! Snowflakes, table topper

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