Winter’s first snow is a special time to snuggle up near the fireplace, watch a holiday movie and sip hot cocoa. How much more special is it to peer outside at winter’s brilliance while bundled up in a wintery quilt?
Check out these snowflake quilt patterns and quilt blocks to stitch this winter. We guarantee they are just as fun to make as those paper snowflakes you cut out as a kid!
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Stitch a paper-pieced snowflake in simple solids or monochromatic prints to show all of the delicate details. This is one of 12 free block designs in the Last-Minute Christmas Sampler Quilt-Along and is suitable for intermediate quilters. With 17 pieces total, this pattern is formed by paper-piecing separate units and joining them together.
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Looking for a tree skirt that’s a little more simple than your heavily adorned Christmas tree? A bold white snowflake appliquéd to a grey background provides the perfect neutral base for your family’s gifts. The finished skirt is 48″ across and is appropriate for intermediate-level quilters.
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A hexagon quilt pattern that incorporates strip piecing, Y-seam construction and swirled pressing (to keep your quilt laying extra-flat), the Peppermints and Snowflakes quilt will help you learn new techniques. The finished quilt is 53″ x 72″, and it looks great in traditional Christmas colors or any color scheme you choose.
Jenelle’s embroidered snowflake table runner with patchwork details is a fun winter sewing project and the perfect wintery-themed gift for a friend or family member. Deck the table with this simple snowflake quilt pattern which requires about 2 1/2 yards of fabric. She shares a free tutorial for the Embroidered Snowflakes Table Runner on her blog.
Stitched in cotton fabrics, these delicate snowflakes are grouped together to form the body of a Christmas tree. The White Christmas Wall Hanging is based on an appliqué quilt pattern by Kellie Wulfsohn, available at her site Don’t Look Now. A tip for making this pattern is to keep a pair of sharp scissors available to cut out all of the fabric snowflakes.
The Falling Snowflakes quilt is a project that incorporates lace doilies with cotton and metallic threads for a beautiful sampler of free-motion quilting designs. The table runner or wallhanging is embellished with seed beads, and the delicate stitching was inspired by the Bluprint class Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques taught by Cindy Needham.
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Looking for a fast and easy machine embroidery project? This quilted mug rug makes a great gift, and the PDF pattern comes with step-by-step assembly instructions and a multi-format embroidery pattern file.