This week I am sharing a Snowflake Table Runner that I am making with my newest Accuquilt dies (affiliate link).
The Snowflake-7" die (#55450) cuts three different snowflakes. Each one fits onto the large Hexagon-4 1/2" die (#55438). I thought it would be fun to make a table runner with three three snowflake hexagons. The fabric that I am using is from my stash. The white fabric has flecks of turquoise, lavender, and blue. I used it for the three snowflakes. See photo below.
I used my GO! Big electric cutter to cut the hexagons and snowflakes. It is really fast and easy to use. See photo below.
Before cutting the snowflakes, I ironed Heat 'n Bond to the wrong side of the fabric so that I could fuse the snowflakes in place on the hexagons for raw edge applique. I also cut 4 equilateral triangles using the coordinating equilateral triangle-4 1/2" die (#55429). The equilateral triangles allowed me to sew the hexagons together without y-seams. The preliminary layout is shown on the photo below.
However before sewing the table runner together, I decided to sew down the snowflake's raw edges. I thought that it would be easier to do this before I sewed the hexagon's together. I used Sulky Holoshimmer thread as the upper thread and invisible thread in the bobbin. It is difficult to see this in the photo, but this thread gave a shiny finish to the snowflakes.
Then, I used the equilateral triangles to sew the hexagons together as shown in the photo below. It went together easily with no y-seams!
Finally I added two borders (2" and 3" finished size) so that the table runner will finish at about 18" by 36".
Next, I will quilt the table Runner and bind it. Any suggestions on the quilting? I think I will quilt around the appliques and quilt in the ditch, but what about those borders? I haven't decided yet,
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I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.
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