Sparkly Snowflake Table Runner for Christmas

Beautiful metallic snowflakes in five unique patterns waltz down this pretty table runner, perfect for a Christmas table.

What You'll Need

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  • Tracing paper or copy machine
  • Pencil
  • 5/8 yard ivory cotton fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • 1/4 yard gold mesh fabric
  • 1/4 yard silver lame fabric
  • Marking pen
  • Sewing machine and matching sewing thread
  • Metallic sewing machine needle
  • Gold metallic sewing thread
  • Silver metallic sewing thread
  • Stabilizer or thin paper
  • Iron and press cloth
  • Scrap of gold lame fabric
  • Thin cotton batting (about 12x44 inches)
  • 3-mm and 4-mm iridescent jewels
  • Jewel glue (specifically for attaching embellishments)

 

How to Make It

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  1. Download the free snowflake patterns; enlarge 200%, print, and set aside.
  2. Cut five 8x8-inch blocks (to be trimmed to 6-1/2x6-1/2 inches) from ivory cotton fabric. Cut six 2-1/2x6-1/2-inch pieces from both the ivory cotton fabric and the gold mesh fabric. Cut two 2-1/2x38-1/2-inch strips from both ivory and gold mesh fabric. Cut four 2-1/2-inch squares from gold lame fabric. Cut two 3/4x38-1/2-inch strips and two 3/4x7 inch strips from silver lame fabric. Cut one 11-1/2x44-inch piece from ivory fabric for the backing. Cut three 2-1/2-inch-wide strips from silver lame fabric for the binding.
  3. With marking pen, mark snowflake designs onto center of 8-inch squares of ivory fabric. Stitch snowflake designs with gold and silver metallic threads, using decorative, small zigzag, and straight stitches to sew around the lines of design.
    Note: It is helpful to use a metallic sewing machine needle and stabilizer or thin paper on the back of the design.
  4. Trim blocks to 6-1/2-inch squares.
  5. Lay gold mesh fabric on top of ivory fabric strips; baste around outside edges.
  6. Using 1/4-inch seams for all stitching, sew the five snowflake blocks together with four strips of 2-1/2x6-1/2-inch ivory and gold mesh sashings.
  7. Fold wrong sides together of the 3/4-inch-wide strips of silver lame fabric. Press carefully (use a press cloth to eliminate melting of metallic fabrics).
  8. Baste narrow silver strips to long sides of center blocks and sashing strips. Sew narrow silver strips to short ends, folding under raw edges at ends.
  9. Stitch gold lame squares to ends of two remaining 2-1/2x6-1/2-inch ivory and gold mesh strips.
  10. Stitch long borders to top and bottom of blocks. Stitch side borders with gold squares to ends.
  11. Layer top, batting, and backing, and quilt as desired. Sew silver binding to outside edges. Use jewel glue to attach different-size jewels to the snowflake blocks at dots indicated on pattern.