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Frosty-Blocks Wall Hanging for Christmas

Deck your wall for Christmas with a handmade wall hanging featuring a parade of winter snowflakes.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 yard of lightweight fusible web
  • Pencil and scissors
  • 1/4 yard of white cotton fabric
  • 1/2 yard each of five assorted red prints
  • 1/2 yard of red-and-white stripe (for binding)
  • 1/2 yard of backing fabric
  • 13-1/2x39-1/2-inch piece of batting
  • Machine-embroidery thread and sewing machine

Download the free snowflake pattern.

Notes

  • Finished wall hanging: 6-1/2x30-1/2 inches
  • Finished block: 15 inches square
  • Quantities are for 44/45-inch-wide, 100 percent cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4-inch seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.
  • When you applique a light fabric over a dark one, fuse together two layers before cutting out the applique pieces. The extra fabric layers will prevent the darker color from showing through.

How to Make It

  1. Download and enlarge our free pattern. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over the pattern. Use a pencil to trace each pattern five times, leaving 1/2 inch between tracings. Cut out each fusible-web shape roughly 1/4 inch outside the traced lines.
  2. Following the manufacturer's instructions, press the fusible-web shapes onto the back of the white fabric; let cool. Cut out the patterns on the drawn lines; peel off the paper backings.
  3. From assorted red fabrics, cut five 7-1/2-inch squares. From red-and-white stripe, cut enough 2-1/2-inch-wide binding strips on the bias to edge the wall hanging.
  4. Press a snowflake to the center of each red-print block.
  5. Lay the snowflake blocks in a vertical row. Sew the blocks together. Press the seams in one direction. The wall hanging should measure 7-1/2x33-1/2 inches, including the seam allowances.
  6. Layer the top, batting, and backing; baste together. Using matching thread, quilt the blocks by stitching the seam line between the blocks. Bind with red-and-white stripe binding strips.
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