Discover the magic of the winter season with our stunning Snowflake Table Topper, crafted for the Accuquilt Go! Snowflake die and designed with Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) software. Embrace the charm of the festive season with this unique table topper, highlighting the snowflake motifs and its distinctive silhouette.
Transform any table into a captivating winter wonderland with this centerpiece, perfect for both holiday gatherings and cozy winter evenings. Adorned with appliqued snowflakes on the Fortify and Motivate quilt blocks, this topper radiates elegance and warmth, making it an ideal addition to any seasonal decor. Complete with a pillowcase binding, this topper provides a polished and refined finish.
Since this pattern was designed to use Accuquilt dies, we do not provide traditional cutting instructions to make this table topper. It can be made with any Accuquilt cutting system including a Go! Me.
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WHAT YOU NEED for the Snowflake Table topper
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- Accuquilt Go! Cutting System
- Accuquilt Go! Qube 8", 10" or 12" and corresponding Angles Companion set (Dies #3, #5, #16)
- Accuquilt Go! 7" Snowflake Die (or smaller Go! Holiday Medley Die, see notes!)
- Light & Dark Fabric (3/4 yard each for 8" Qube, 1 yard each for 10" Qube, 1-1/2 yard each for 12" Qube)
- 1/4 yard Contrasting fabric for Snowflakes
- Fabric for Backing (1 yard for 8" Qube, 1-1/4 yard for 10" Qube, 1-1/2 yard for 12" Qube)
- Batting (1 yard for 8" Qube, 1-1/4 yard for 10" Qube, 1-1/2 yard for 12" Qube)
- 1/2 yard Heat 'n Bond Lite
- Thread, Scissors, Pins
- Sewing Machine with an optional walking foot
- Embroidery Machine (optional for applique Snowflakes)
Snowflake Table Topper Sizes
The size of the Accuquilt Go! Qube will determine the finished size of the table topper. All finish sizes are approximate.
- Finish Size with a 10" Qube is 39" x 39"
- Finish Size with a 12" Qube is 47" x 47"
- Finish Size with an 8" Qube is 31" x 31"
If you would like a smaller table topper, you could use a smaller Qube. If using a Qube smaller than 8", I recommend trying the Go! Holiday Medley or Go! Sleigh & Snowflakes since the snowflakes on the 7" Snowflake die would be too large for the blocks.
Seam Size and Skill Level
All seams are sewn with a 1/4" seam allowance.
This project is recommended for an Advanced Beginner or Intermediate quilter.
Electric Quilt 8
I used Electric Quilt 8 software to design this table topper. The design is shown below and can help you to assemble the table topper.
You do not need EQ8 software to make this table topper just the pattern & step-by-step tutorial available on this page.
Cutting Instructions for the Snowflake Table Topper
NOTE: We do not have traditional cutting instructions for this project as it was designed specifically for using Accuquilt dies.
The fabrics for this snowflake table topper are cut using an Accuquilt Cutting System (Go! Me, Go! or Go! Big). Two dies (#3 and #5) are used from a Go! Qube and die (#16) from the corresponding Angles set.
This table topper uses the 7" Snowflake die or the smaller Go! Holiday Medley Die (required if using a Go! Me).
The sample shown in the photos uses a 10" Qube and Angles set and the 7" Snowflake die.
Accuquilt Go! Me Notes
The Accuquilt Go! Me Cutting System is compatible with an 8" Qube or smaller. This Snowflake Table Topper can be made with an 8" Qube and Angles set.
Since the Go! Me is not compatible with the 7" Snowflake die. As an alternate, the Go! Holiday Medley Die can be used to make this topper.
Use the Accuquilt Cutter to Cut the Following Pieces
If you need instructions on using the Accuquilt Go! to cut fabrics, please see our Accuquilt demonstration.
The fabric cutting sizes are given for the 10" Go! Qube. If you are using another size Qube, please measure the die cut width and add 1/2" to get the size of the strip to cut from the fabric.
Die #5 - For 10" Qube, Cut 4" Strips of Fabric
- Cut 20 small triangles from the Light Fabric
- Cut 28 small triangles from the Dark Fabric
Die #3 - For 10" Qube, Cut 6-1/2" Strips of Fabric
- Cut 12 large triangles from the Light Fabric
- Cut 8 large triangles from the Dark Fabric
Die #16 - For 10" Qube, Cut 6-1/2" Strips of Fabric
- Cut 24 trapezoids from the Light Fabric
- Cut 24 trapezoids from the Dark Fabric
7" Snowflake Die - Cut an 8" Strip of Fabric and iron Heat 'n Bond onto the wrong side of the fabric.
Cut the strips of fabric and iron them flat.
Fan fold the fabric strips on the die with up to 6 layers at one time. Cut the number of pieces listed above for each shape.
Some dies cut multiple pieces at once so consider this when counting!
The photo below shows the three dies used and the cut pieces.
This table topper uses the Motivate and Fortify blocks listed in the 216 Block Patterns PDF that comes with the Accuquilt Go! Qubes. It also uses some half blocks for the points.
Line the wrong side of the snowflake fabric with Heat 'n Bond Lite before cutting the snowflakes.
The back of the snowflake fabric will have the Heat 'n Bond with the paper lining.
Sew together the Motivate Blocks
The four-quarters of the Motivate block are assembled identically. Then those four blocks are sewn together to create the finished Motivate block.
Step 1: Get the pieces for the Motivate block
Each quarter of the block consists of a light and dark trapezoid and light and dark small triangle.
Sew together eight of the quarter blocks. Four of the quarter blocks will be sewn together to create one complete Motivate block. This Motivate block is in the center of the table topper. The remaining four blocks are placed around the table topper.
Step 2: Sew Small Triangles to Trapezoids
Line up the eight sets of trapezoids and small triangles to prepare to sew them together. Sew together:
- 8 light trapezoids to dark small triangles
- 8 dark trapezoids to small light triangles
Place the fabrics with the right sides together and sew the long edge of the small triangle to the short edge of the trapezoid matching sides and edges. The Accuquilt die cuts off the points so aligning the blocks is easy.
Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance.
To speed up the sewing of the pieces, use the chain piecing technique.
Cut the pieces apart. I love to use my Clover Blade Saver Thread Cutter to cut them apart quickly and easily.
The half-blocks are completed.
Step 3: Sew the Two Halves Together
Sew the two half blocks together along the long edges. Place the halves together with the right sides together and match the sides and edges.
Sew with a 1/4" seam allowance along the long edge.
Step 4: Iron the Block Seams
Iron the seams for six blocks towards the dark fabric and two blocks towards the light fabric. Ironing the seams in the correct directions will allow the seams to nest or interlock when sewing the blocks together.
Step 5: Sew Together the Motivate Block
Sew together one Motivate block. There will be two quarter blocks remaining, hold them aside for later.
Take two quarter blocks ironed towards the dark and two ironed towards the light. Place them in the block orientation.
Sew the top two blocks together. Place the two blocks with right sides together and sew the seam in the center. When you place the blocks together the seams should nest or lock together. If they don't, swap around the blocks. The nested seams help to have all of the points match up!
Sew the bottom two blocks together. Iron the two seams in opposite directions.
Then sew the center seam between the two sets of blocks. The seams should all nest together.
Step 6: Iron the Motivate Block
We will iron the block by swirling the center. Swirling the center reduces the bulk in the center of the final block.
Pick out the stitches in the seam allowance in the center of the block. This will release the seams and allow them to swirl.
Next, finger-press the seams and the center will open up and swirl. Finger press the seams so that they will go counterclockwise around the block (or clockwise).
Press the seams with an iron around so they go in a counterclockwise direction. Since the stitches are removed in the center, the seams will lay down flat and “swirl”.
Try this method of swirling the seams and you will notice it’s a lot less bulky! This makes it easier to sew over when quilting the table topper later.
Save the last four quarter blocks to be used later.
Sew together the Fortify Blocks
As with the Motivate blocks, the four quarters of the Fortify block are sewn together identically. Then the four quarters are sewn into the finished Fortify blocks.
Sew together four full Fortify blocks. Two Fortify blocks will have a dark center and two will have a light center.
There will be additional quarter blocks, 4 with light larger triangle. These will be used later.
Step 1: Get the pieces for the Fortify Blocks
Line up the fabrics for the quarter blocks. This block uses a large triangle, trapezoid and small triangle.
The two types of quarter blocks are shown below.
Line up the fabrics to sew 8 quarter blocks with the dark large triangle and 12 quarter blocks with the light large triangle.
There are extra quarter blocks with a light center which will be used later.
Step 2: Sew Together the Quarter Fortify Blocks
Sew the small triangle to a trapezoid matching the edge and sides using the chain piecing technique.
Then sew the large triangle to the trapezoid set.
Step 3: Iron the Quarter Fortify Blocks
For each set of four blocks, iron 2 blocks towards the dark fabric and two blocks towards the light fabric.
Press from the front also!
The below photo shows the finished quarter blocks.
Step 4: Assemble the Full Fortify Blocks
Assemble four full Fortify blocks. Two blocks have a light center and two blocks have a dark center.
Four quarter blocks with a light center will be held aside for later!
For each block, use two ironed toward the dark and two ironed toward the light. Sew them together alternating the ironing so that the seams nest.
Step 5: Iron the Fortify Blocks
Iron the blocks and swirl the seam in the center.
Four finished Fortify blocks. Hold the four extra quarter blocks aside.
Sew the 1/2 Blocks together
Step 1: Sew Remaining Trapezoids to Small Triangles
Using the remaining trapezoid and small triangle pieces, sew together the half blocks using one light and one dark piece on each.
Sew together using the chain piecing method.
Step 2: Iron Seams
There will be four with a dark trapezoid and eight with a light trapezoid. Iron the seams towards the dark fabric.
Applique the Snowflakes to the Fortify blocks.
The four snowflakes will be appliqued to the completed Fortify blocks.
The snowflakes are centered on the blocks. Depending on the size of Go! Qube you used, they may extend past the center section of the block. Center the snowflake on the block.
Remove the backing paper from the snowflake before appliquing. It's easiest to remove the paper by scoring it with a pin and then peeling off.
Use an embroidery machine or a standard sewing machine to apply the snowflake to the block. Accuquilt provides free embroidery designs that can be used to applique the designs with an embroidery machine. If you need information on How to Applique with the Shapes Dies, please click the link for our full tutorial.
If you do not have an embroidery machine, use a Fusible Web Applique technique to apply the snowflakes to the blocks.
Sew together additional blocks
Sew together the remaining blocks before sewing together the table topper. Take the four remaining sections of the Fortify and Motivate blocks and sew them to each other.
Nest the seams, so arrange the blocks so that the seams nest. Place two Fortify blocks on the left and the other two Fortify blocks on the right as shown in the photo below.
The blocks will have a 'V' shape when sewn together. These are used to complete the side blocks as you will see in the assembly steps.
Sew the half triangle blocks together matching the fabric colors.
Sew together the Table Topper blocks
It's time to sew together all of the blocks for the Snowflake table topper.
Step 1: Assemble the Center Strip
Start with the center blocks. Sew a light center snowflake block to opposite sides of the Motivate block. The seams should interlock or nest together. If they do not, fix the ironing of the seams so they will interlock.
Next, sew the two half-triangle blocks with the dark inner triangle to each side of the center strip. This will complete the points on the dark squares around the snowflakes.
Step 2: Assemble the Right Side Strip
Take two of the remaining rectangle blocks. Select two that are sewn opposite of one another (ie. one with the small dark triangle on the left and one on the right).
Place these two blocks on the top and bottom of one of the remaining snowflake blocks with the dark center. The small dark triangle on the rectangle blocks should be on the left side. Sew the rectangles onto the snowflake block nesting the seams.
Then, take one of the remaining triangle blocks with the light inner triangle and center it along the right side of the strip matching the seams. Sew it to the strip.
Step 3: Assemble the Left Side Strip
Similarly, sew the left side strip using the remaining blocks.
Step 4: Sew on the Last Four Half Blocks
Sew the last four half-triangle blocks to the two side strips nesting the seams. Match with the small dark corner triangles.
Step 5: Sew the Snowflake Table Topper Together
Sew the two side strips to the center strip completing the table topper.
Layer and Pin Baste
This table topper uses a pillowcase binding method. I felt that this would be the best method to bind the topper because of all of the corners and angles. A traditional quilt binding would be hard to apply to this topper.
Lay the batting on a work surface. Place the backing piece on top of the batting with the right side facing up. Lay the table topper onto the backing with the right side down.
Smooth out all of the layers and pin them together. Place pins starting in the center and out to the edges. This will help to keep the layers from shifting while sewing them together.
Sew the Layers Together
Sew around the table topper with a 1/4" seam allowance. If you have a needle down on stop option it will be useful when pivoting around the corners.
At the corner points, stitch one or two stitches across the point instead of just pivoting all the way around.
These couple of stitches make it easier to get a point when turning the table topper right side out.
Use a stylus or pencil to keep the seams flat when stitching over them.
Leave a 4" opening along one side where there is no seam. This will be used to turn the topper right side out.
Trim and Turn the Topper
Lay the topper flat on a work surface. Trim away the excess batting and backing around the topper along the sewn seam allowance.
Use sewing scissors to clip the inner corners and the points. Clip off the tip of the point but don't cut through your stitches. For the inner corners, clip in the center of the corner and a couple of other places on each side of the corner.
Turn the topper right side out. Use a pencil or a pointed stick to push out all of the points and corners. Press the topper flat. Give it a good pressing with steam.
Below the photo shows the nice point in the corner.
Turn in the opening edges and press flat.
Pin the opening closed.
Hand-sew the opening closed using a ladder stitch.
Quilting the Snowflake Table Topper
Decide how to quilt the table topper layers together. The topper should be quilted around the large blocks. This will ensure the topper stays flat when laundering.
I decided to quilt in the light fabric sections using a blue variegated thread. I sewed around the edge of the light blue snowflake blocks but stopped and started where the snowflake extended past the block edge. I didn't want to stitch over the snowflake itself.
In the light blue squares surrounding the snowflakes, I stitched four straight lines 3/8" apart.
I also stitched three lines around the four corner triangles.
Quilt the top as you desire and the Snowflake Table Topper is completed!
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