snowflake blocks

This month’s block is a great lead-up to the Holiday Season and a look back to the days of creating paper snowflakes. The snowflake symbolizes the joy and magic of winter, as well as uniqueness. In nature they are hexagonal due to the way the hydrogen and oxygen molecules attach to one another.

Free appliqué snowflake patterns are available online or you may wish to create your own pattern. The modern snowflake designs tend to be simpler and very easy to appliqué.

So go for it and create your unique snowflake!

Snowflake: solid or low volume white, approx. 8.5″ x 8.5″
Block: solid or low-volume blue or grey, approx. 12″ x 12″

– A selection of white fabrics to be used for the snowflake.
– A selection of blue or grey fabrics to be used for the background.
Note: Fabrics may be solid or low-volume ‘read as solid’ prints.
– Fusible web, double sided.

1. Snowflake patterns can be acquired several ways:
(a) cut your own paper snowflake starting with an 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ paper square. Below is a link for cutting paper snowflakes;
(b) print/download a snowflake pattern from the internet. Below is a link for a variety of free modern or traditional patterns;
(c) search the internet for ideas for modern snowflake designs.

2. Trace your snowflake onto a double-sided fusible web product.

3. Apply the fusible web snowflake to the back of the snowflake fabric according to the product’s instructions for use.

4. Cut out snowflake.

5. Apply the other side of snowflake’s fusible web to front of the 12″ x 12″ background fabric.

6. If desired, top stitch or hand stitch to secure the edge of the snowflake.

How to cut a paper snowflake:

Free snowflake patterns for printing/downloading:
Click the previous + next arrows to select from many different snowflake shapes.

Video on top stitching appliqué: