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Quilted Tabletopper with Snowman Applique
This charming table topper uses the designs from the Snowman Applique Set and Christmas Tree Set III.
All designs fit the large hoop (5" x 7").

The finished size of the tabletopper is about 35" x 35".



You will need :
  • embroidery threads, either polyester or rayon, the choice of color is yours,
  • 1 yard of solid royal blue fabric,
  • about 1/2 yard of patterned royal blue fabric (we used a fabric with silver snowflakes),
  • scraps of white fabric for the applique,
  • light-weight embroidery stabilizer,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • low-loft batting,
  • applique scissors,
  • iron, quilter's ruler, rotary cutter, graph pencil, and chalk pencil.
NOTE: We assembled the top first, then made the embroidery.
Cutting:
For the central star block. out of solid blue fabric, cut:
  • 4 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2",
  • 4 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Out of patterned blue fabric cut
  • a square measuring 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" and
  • 8 squares measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".
For the main body of the quilt, out of solid blue fabric, cut
  • 2 pieces measuring 8 1/2" x 1 1/2" and
  • 2 pieces measuring 10 1/2" x 28 1/2".
Use the remaining fabric for the binding.
For the borders, out of the patterned blue fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 4 1/2" x 28 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 4 1/2" x 36 1/2'.
Assembly of the Central Star Block.
Note: seam allowance 1/4", press every seam immediately after you make it.

For the star, you need to sew four "flying geese" strips. For each strips, take one solid blue 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and two patterned blue 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares.

Position the rectangle on your working table, face up. Position one of the squares, face down, on the left of the rectangle. Align the sides.

With a thin graphic pencil, draw a diagonal to connect the upper right corner and the lower left corner.


Machine stitch along the diagonal.
Cut the excess fabric, leaving 1/4" seam allowance.
Unfold the square and press.
Repeat for the other side of the strip.
You will need 4 such flying geese parts.
Sew the two "flying geese" to the left and right edges of the 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" patterned blue square.
Take two "flying geese" strips and four solid blue 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares. Sew a square to each end of the "flying geese".
Sew these strips to the top and bottom edges of the central part.
Assembly of the Top:
Sew the 8 1/2" x 10 1/2" solid blue pieces to the upper and lower edges of the star.
Sew the 10 1/2" x 28 1/2" solid blue strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the 4 1/2" x 28 1/2" patterned strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the 4 1/2" x 36 1/2" border strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Embroidery:
Find the center of each solid blue side of the working piece. Lightly mark with chalk pencil. This will be the position of the Christmas trees.

Upload 4 files from the Christmas Tree Set to your embroidery machine. Stabilize and hoop the fabric.
Embroider one tree in the center of each side of the table topper.

Now upload the files from the Snowman Applique Set and embroider them one by one on each side of the tree, leaving about 1 1/2" distance between the patterns.
You'll need 8 snowmen. There are 6 snowmen in the set, so you'll have to embroider 2 of them twice. You can make them look slightly different by changing the color of the accessories.



Quilting and Finishing:
Now place the backing on a flat surface (table) face down. Cover with batting. Spread your working piece over it.

Pin all layers together.

We quilted in a free-motion style all over the table topper.

Press with heavy steam. Square the quilt. Finish the raw edges with the binding.


Have fun!

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