Wednesday, July 17, 2019

12 Days of Christmas blog hop

When Sarah, from Confessions of a Fabric Addict blog, asked if anyone wanted to participate in Twelve Days of Christmas blog hop this year I jumped right on it.  I have participated for several years and it is always so fun and inspiring.  Sarah has a great give away so keep reading to the bottom of this post to find out how to enter. 

This year I have a tutorial for you for a hexagon snowman table topper.  I warn you lots of pictures!!


So let's get started.  You will need two different fabrics, I chose a light and dark gray.  And a small piece of white for your snowman faces.  A little piece of orange felt or fabric for noses. Six black buttons.  Four inches of stripe fabric for small inner border. 

From the light gray cut 9" x WOF(width of fabric).  No need to cut off the seldvege.  


Important: Open up your fabric so you have only 1 layer.  You will begin making 60 degree cuts.  I don't have a large 60 deg. ruler so I lined up my small one with the bottom of the fabric and lined up my regular ruler against it as in the photo below.  Next slide your small 60 deg. ruler away and cut along your regular ruler.  

Now you will slide your small ruler to the top and align with the left cut edge of fabric.  Line up your regular ruler, slide your 60 deg. ruler away and cut along the regular ruler.  


Keep flipping (top to bottom) to alternate your 60 degree ruler across your WOF until you have six 60 deg. triangles. 


It is now time to make 3 snowmen faces.  I took a 7 1/2" circle of white fabric and cut in half. You will have one extra face.  Use your favorite method to applique these to 3 of the triangles.


Fold the face in half and crease, do the same with the triangle to get the center of the bottom edge of both.  Pin to your triangle.


I used black thread and machine stitched with the blanket stitch.  I like to use my rubbery grippy gloves while appliquing, it just helps ease any strain on my hands.  I also wear these gloves while putting on long borders on runners or quilts.  And when I machine stitch on bindings.


When you have finished appliqueing, you will sew the triangles together into two groups of three as you see below.  Watch the placement of your snowmen faces. Press seams open.  And finally sew the two halves together. 


Building the borders.  I cut two strips of the red stripe at 1 1/2" x WOF.  Sew on three sides as shown 
below. 


Lay your ruler along the edge of the triangle and cut the angle needed. 


Now finish sewing the skinny border on the other 3 sides.


You will use the same method for sewing on the larger outer borders from the dark gray.  For these cut three strips at 3" x WOF.   In the plain triangles I stenciled on snowflakes from a purchased stencil, you can also applique them on using your favorite snowflake.  For the nose cut a triangle any size you like to give him the personality you want.  I usually applique it on after the quilting is done, so it becomes part of the quilting.  


Now go quilt it however you like!!  The button eyes can now be added.

  For the binding I cut three strips of the darker gray at 2.25" x WOF. 



I hope you enjoy this cute table topper when the snow flies next winter.  If you make one I would love to see it, and would love for you to link to my tutorial also!

Now for the give away, there is a bundle of Wintertide the new Christmas line from Figo Fabrics. 

Just fill out the form below and be sure to scroll down the form and hit the blue submit button or you will not get entered.  You can get an entry for each blog on the hop you visit.  Here is the list of blog participants...

SUNDAY, JULY 14TH

MONDAY, JULY 15TH

TUESDAY, JULY 16TH

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17TH

THURSDAY, JULY 18TH

FRIDAY, JULY 19TH

SATURDAY, JULY 20TH

SUNDAY, JULY 21ST

MONDAY, JULY 22ND

TUESDAY, JULY 23RD

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24TH

THURSDAY, JULY 25TH

THIS GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED...

61 comments:

  1. I like this table topper, very cute! Happy Stitching!

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  2. Very cute snowman table topper. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Such a cute topper. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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  4. Who doesn't love a snowman! Love this table topper! Nice tutorial, Vicki, thanks!

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  5. Sew cute, Vicki! You make it look sew easy, too!

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  6. Thanks for the tutorial! When you say you stencil on the snowflake, does that mean you use fabric paint?

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  7. You always have sch cute snowmen items. Thanks.
    Pat

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  8. Isn't that cute, Vicki! I love the hexagon shape, and the red stripey border, and you know I love your snowmen. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  9. This is a wonderful project. Your tutorial makes it look quite easy to do. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  10. I love this!! it is so cute!!

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  11. Great tutorial. Thank you for the sweet design.

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  12. I love snowpeople! This is fabulous. Thank you Merry Christmas🎄🎅⛄⛄⛄

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  13. Very cute table topper, I love snowmen! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  14. This is darling! Thank you for taking the time to do the tutorial for us!

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  15. Such a cute idea Vicki! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  16. So very festive for the wintertime.

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  17. I love these! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm going to have to sew this up :-)

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  18. Oh my gosh, Vicki, this is ADORABLE!!! I have got to make me one of these! Thanks so much for all your hard work!

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  19. Vicki, So adorable! Adding the red and white stripe just makes it pop!

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  20. Love your showmen, especially the color combo!

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  21. Love your snowman table topper....You did a great job on it and the tutorial

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  22. Super tutorial, it makes the whole pattern look easy and how to put it all together, the binding matching the last border is a super frame.

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  23. That is so cute! I love all kinds of snowmen!

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  24. So cute! I will be making this for sure.

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  25. How cute is this?! Nice tutorial, too, thank you!

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  26. Cute topper. I'm using some of that same white fabric in many of my RSC19 blocks.

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  27. That is sooo cute...thanks for the tutorial.

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  28. Vicki, this is so cute!!!! I don't usually do table toppers but this one might have to go on my table!

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  29. Hi Vicki! WOWEE - that tip with the small ruler and making it work for larger fabric is priceless. I already PINned it before I read another word. That is slick, and I seriously doubt I would have ever thought of that. And yet I tell myself, duh . . . but you get full credit. Love it, and love your tutorial. Makes me want to rush right out and make one. I love Christmas in July hops. I really think I need to make one or two of these a gifts for this year. Hmmm. Squirrel. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  30. Your table topper is adorable! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  31. Really cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  32. Great tutorial! The suggestions for measuring the angles are very helpful!

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  33. Such a cute table topper - I'm going to make one for my sister-in-law whose house is decorated in snow-man theme from Christmas all the way through until spring :-)

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  34. LOVE your table topper (& Love Hexie's!!)… Thank you for great tutorial too! It is such a cool Topper...and super idea for Christmas gift...to use all winter! :)

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  35. Thank you for sharing the table topper. It's a lovely idea for Christmas. Who can resist snowmen?

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  36. SEW adorable!!! Thanks for providing the tutorial.

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  37. Love your table topper. Thanks so much for the tutorial!

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  38. Of course I love this table topper! It's so perfect. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial with us.

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  39. Adorable! Thank you for the tutorial!!

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  40. Awe, this is cute. Thank you for the tip on the rubber gloves for stitching around appliques, it never crossed my mind.

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  41. I love this!! How adorable!!!!

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  42. Thank you for sharing this lovely table topper!

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  43. These are the BEST kind of snowmen - you don't have to get your hands cold making them! Thank you for the tutorial.

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  44. So cute and easy to do. Your tutorial is very clear. Thanks for sharing it.

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  45. So cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  46. That was a great tutorial. All pics and instructions welcomed. I hope to get to make this one. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. Love your topper...there is just nothing cuter that a snowman!

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  48. Ooooh love it! I have to make me some of these! Thanks for the great tutorial! xx

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  49. Very cute little project. I don't do a lot of seasonal decor, but I put a few snowmen out as they can spend the whole winter on display.

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  50. Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  51. Great tutorial for an adorable topper. Just PLEASE tell me I'll find this in your Etsy shop!

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  52. Thanks for the great tutorial!

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